Speaker: Cynthia Trenshaw

Cynthia Trenshaw has served as a hospital chaplain and a midwife to the dying. For five years she offered skilled massage therapy to homeless people on the streets and under the viaducts of San Francisco. She recently retired from her years of service to four State of Washington Superior Courts as a Guardian ad Litem. She is a published writer whose essays and poems have appeared in over a dozen literary journals.

Where Is My Church – Video

Photo by Corrine Bayley

with Effie Brown and Joanna Roomes

Cynthia Trenshaw is a lifelong spiritual seeker who follows a convoluted path looking for a church that will nurture her soul. Has she found it in a poem and a three-part prayer? 

The Art of Loss – Video

Worship Leader:  Effie Brown
Guest Speaker:  Cynthia Trenshaw
Music: Eileen Soskin, Mavis Cauffman, Ruth Richards, Kate Sheppard
Tech Team:  Mavis Cauffman, Anders Hornblad 

Grief is always preceded by loss. But not every loss is acknowledged or grieved. There is an art to recognizing loss in our lives, and an art to nurturing … read more.

 A Writer, Being Written (Audio)

An unseen Hand and a silent Voice offer edits during a life’s spiritual narrative. It’s unwise to ignore the Editor’s suggestions. But paying attention can change the narrative’s trajectory far beyond the expected.Writer and poet Cynthia Trenshaw speaks of “the sacred Editor’s” influence in her life.