Cyndy Warnier has worn many hats in her life, paramedic, dental hygiene, music/worship, author, itinerant photographer, and National & State Parks chaplaincy to name a few. Recently retired after 13 years at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, she and her husband of 47 years, Al, are now full-time RV’ers and 6-month camp hosts somewhere in the western mountain states from April to October, then back home to fall and winter in the warm and sunny mountains around Phoenix, Arizona. All this provides Cyndy outdoor chaplain ministry, photography adventures, and her favorite thing, being with people and making new friends.
In her spare time, she continues to create retreats for all kinds of folks, Adult VBS programs, limited hospice chaplaincy, plus her photography which she integrates into her ministry. A favorite she shares was from a recent trip to Creede, CO, which led to over 1,000+ photos—150 of them had a moose as the subject. “Why so many pics of a moose?” The answer is best given in the words of the great photographer, Ansel Adams, “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Cyndy loves teaching and reaching people with the love God and love for one another, including all of Creation! From online devotion to photography nature walks, a weekly Bible group class, or in a retreat setting, you’ll find encouragement, inspiration, and a love for living in the abundance of God’s grace. Join a retreat to experience a lively time of discussion and exploration where you can share experiences with one another—all topped off with worship and song and, of course, much laughter and fellowship!
No matter your connection, Cyndy’s purpose is to connect you with the God who loves you, the Christ who redeems you, and the Holy Spirit who lives and works in your heart every day. Her hope for all of God’s creation is a return to care and compassion for one another and trying our best to live out the words of the Apostle Paul: