Ordained in November 2002, Cynthia Lapp has been pastor at Hyattsville Mennonite Church since the spring of 2003. She studied music at Eastern Mennonite University and theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. Marriage, mothering three children, and seven years working at Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) continued her education. Cindy loves the people of Hyattsville Mennonite Church and the work they let her do. She is active with Congregation Action Network, which supports immigrants, and is a community chaplain with the Hyattsville Police Department. She is still learning to be anti-racist and contemplative.
Michelle was born and raised in Harrisonburg, Virginia and studied art and theatre at Eastern Mennonite University. After college, Michelle and spouse Becky moved to Minnesota for Michelle to attend United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. UTS offered Michelle the chance to explore theology and art in relationship. The connections between art/faith/spirituality fill Michelle with wonder, curiosity and joy. Michelle, Becky, and their son Simon live in Catonsville, MD.