Meet Our Ministers

Introducing Senior Minister Rev. Cynthia Riggin

Rev.CynthiaRigginLynnhurst joyfully welcomed Rev. Cynthia Riggin as Lynnhurst UCC’s new Sr. Pastor on September 1, 2015. Prior to her season at Pacific School of Religion seminary for her Masters of Divinity degree, Pastor Cynthia was a Higher Education Administrator, Counselor, Residence Hall Director and Field Representative for the Bureau of the Census conducting interviews affecting the Consumer Price Index. She has served churches in San Mateo, CA, Woodinville WA and most recently Everett WA.

Pastor Cynthia is committed to co-creating with Lynnhurst, as we embody our still speaking God through acts of justice and outreach, encouraging us to Be The Church. She and her family make their home in Southwest Minneapolis.



John Slothower, Associate Minister


John was ordained to the ministry in 1977 and his first call was as Chaplain and Humanities Coordinator for the Guthrie Theater in

Minneapolis. He served this call for three years, ministering to the acting company, developing outreach to the religious community and creating public humanities programs with actors, playwrights and scholars.


In 1982 he began attending Lynnhurst Congregational UCC, and a year or so later began to volunteer his time and talent as the part-time, non-stipendiary (i.e., unpaid), Associate Minister. His duties include pastoral coverage when the senior minister is absent, preaching, working with the deacons and filling in as necessary in the pastoral work of the church.


John recently retired from Best Buy company as the program lead for the companies Trade-in program.














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