A talented vocalist, Dr. Wilson is a Grammy nominee and was noted the “Best Female Vocalist” at the Gospel Choice Awards held in Atlanta, GA (1998). Dr. Wilson has toured Europe, participating as guest solo artist and clinician in festivals of music and recording concerts around the world. She has shared the stage and recorded with noted music legends including Edwin Hawkins (“Oh Happy Day”), Nancy Wilson, Patti LaBelle, Cissy Houston, the late Lionel Hampton.
The Michigan Conference is pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Cynthia A. Wilson, Executive Director of Worship Resources at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries to lead teaching and preaching sessions at this year's conference. She leads the denominational effort to develop resources and training with a primary focus on music, liturgy, and preaching. Prior to joining the staff of Discipleship Ministries, Dr. Wilson served as Assistant Vice-President of Student Life and Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. At Garrett-Evangelical, she launched the Center for Music and Worship in the Black Church Experience, a one-of-a-kind North American Institute that provides training in the sacred music of the Black Church and beyond for musicians and worship leaders.