Rev. Cindy Mueller
Steward for Search and Call and Congregational Legacy Planning
Cindy works with all congregations that are in leadership transition and searching for a pastor. She also works with congregations that are discerning a potential closure or significant transition.
Cindy has more than 20 years of involvement with the Conference, including serving as moderator. Currently she is on the Conference’s Committee on Ministry.
After she was ordained in 1987, she served as an installed pastor in two Wisconsin churches before she felt called to enter interim ministry. She has since served ten churches, nine of them in Minnesota, throughout 33 years of ministry, while also supply preaching in another eight UCC churches around the state. Most recently she served at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Paul as lead interim minister.
Cindy lives in Buffalo with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Palmer, and their golden retrievers. She is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of two. She earned her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Minnesota and her master of divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.