Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

P.O. Box 290707
Wethersfield, CT 06129
(860) 529-7175

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Bio: Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller at heart who brings wit, wisdom and the “wow” factor to any event. A respected international conference speaker and author who has written for fifty different magazines, collaborated on twenty books and authored seven of her own, Cindy encourages both women and men to live transformed lives in God’s grace and hope. In addition to her newest book Spa for the Soul ~ Rejuvenate Your Inner Life, Cindy has also written Quilts From Heaven, Amazed by Grace, What We’ve Learned So Far, Women’s Spiritual Passages and A Southern-Style Christmas, earning Mt. Hermon’s Writer of the Year Award. She holds degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University and also studied at the Wheaton Graduate School of Communication.

With a ministry called “Encouraging Words that Transform!” Cindy is particularly energized by interacting with people and helping bring God’s faithfulness alive through innovative presentations. She is especially excited these days to help other women discover their unique roles in God’s kingdom and perhaps beginning rewriting the script of their life stories to include new challenges and daring adventures. Cindy is privileged to have had a variety of life experiences such as radio producer and broadcaster, editor and journalist for two international conventions and she has directed women’s ministries, pastoral care and missions at churches in both California and Connecticut.


A Southerner by birth, Cindy enjoys being a wife and mother of four and is currently living in New England. In addition to a good massage and soul nurturing, a few of her favorite things are tea parties, letters on fine stationery, cozy quilts, good books, country music, bright colors and laughing friends