Cindy Bernardin has been firmly planted in southern Indiana for the past 35 years. Evansville is where she and her husband, Rob, raised their four children and where life in the Church became an adventure. In response to the nagging question “How do I pass this faith on to my children in a robust and compelling way?” Cindy decided to enroll in the MA program at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Over the next ten years she engaged in a wide variety of parish ministries. Eventually Cindy felt called to hospital ministry completing a yearlong CPE residency leading to seven years of ministry as a certified Catholic chaplain in a level two trauma hospital. In 2014 she began studying for a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis and graduated in 2021.
Cindy preaches ecumenical Sunday Morning Prayer once a month in New Harmony, Indiana. Her latest ministry is working as a preaching coach for the Institute for Homiletics - Preaching for Encounter program, a collaboration between the University of Dallas, The Catholic Foundation of Dallas, and the Archdiocese of Dallas.