Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems
Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems lives in Coral Gables, Florida. Weems is the District Superintendent of the Southeast District of the Florida Conference. The Southeast District spans Delray Beach to Key West and encompasses five language groups. Formerly, she served as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami, a church with an extensive ministry to the diverse homeless population of downtown Miami. Weems has served congregations in Connecticut, Kansas, and Florida. After seminary, she spent two years as a volunteer missionary in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Weems is a Mississippian by birth, later raised in Kansas City, and the daughter of a pastor and public-school teacher. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Millsaps College, was a Yale Fellow and Student Body President at Yale Divinity School. Later, she earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Paul School of Theology. Weems was a 2016 and 2020 clergy delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences from the Florida Conference. Weems is trilingual, having learned both Spanish and Portuguese in Latin America. She serves on the Board of National Justice for our Neighbors and chairs the Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Advisory Board. Weems’s term of office as an elected director of The Fund will expire in 2024.