Clark realizes lifelong dream


While other youth were playing with dolls or Legos or video games, Cindy Clark and her brother created a new childhood game: church.

The Madisonville resident has served as a principal with the local school district and is now a supervisor in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University, but she believes her true calling is to lead people to Christ.

“Since I was a little girl I always felt God calling me to the ministry,” she said. “My brother would play piano and I would pretend to preach. Our parents had a ball with that.”

She served locally at Holy Innocence until she was appointed by an Episcopalian bishop to Church of the Epiphany in Calvert. In June, she was ordained a transitional deacon, a six-month appointment. Starting Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., she’ll be leading services at the church in Calvert on Wednesdays and Sundays.

“It’s wonderful; it’s a dream come true,” Clark said. “It’s fulfilling a role I’ve been called to do all my life.”

Clark describes herself as “entrenched” in the community in which she lives, working with the Ministerial Alliance, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Republic, Restoration Community Gardens and the Lions Club. But working in the church is what truly ignites her.

“I’m excited,” she said. “This is three years of seminary actually coming to a place where I’m fulfilling my goal. My goal now is to continue the ministry of bringing souls to Christ and bringing the power of God to their lives.”