|Honored by:||Carolyn Cornette|
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Clergyperson, Wife, Mother: The Reverend Cynthia Maupin McCalmont is a young woman of great promise and achievement. As mother, wife, and United Methodist minister, she weaves together many roles with great aplomb.
Cindy completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and received the MDiv from Duke University. After returning to Iowa, she served the church at Paton before she was appointed to Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation in Ames. Located across the street from Iowa State University, this church serves both a local congregation and the university community including students, faculty, and staff. Cindy's empathy, quick intelligence, ability to articulate deep feelings, sensitive social conscience, and an almost luminescent quality of faith combine to make her a clergyperson of depth and effectiveness. Her extraordinary poise and sense of presence in all settings, especially in leading worship, brings those around her into the worship experience. In addition, her gift of story and imagery in her children's sermons delight young and old.
Cindy has already made an impact in the lives of many persons and in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. It seems fitting to recognize a young person of faith who shows great promise by the placing of a brick in her honor in the Plaza of Heroines.
Submitted on 12/19/94