Rev. Dr. Cynthia Zirlott is currently the Chaplain at Frostburg State University and serves in the Baltimore-Washington UCM conference. She is a member of the Virginia Annual Conference. Dr. Zirlott has been in the ministry for 35 years, serving churches as Christian Educator, Director of Discipleship Ministries, and Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. She graduated from Asbury Theological seminary with and MDiv and a focus on Christian Education and Spiritual Formation. She also got her Masters in Spiritual Direction and Counseling Ministry for Duquesne University and also earned her PhD in Formation Science.
Dr. Zirlott grew-up in Alabama. Her father was a United Methodist pastor in the Alabama West Florida UMC Conference. She has a large extended family who still resides in Alabama near Dauphin Island.