REv. Cindy hillger


Cindy was ordained in June, 2014 after a 2-year course of study and completing a 3-year diaconal internship at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Minnetonka. Her work as a deacon focuses on the concerns and needs of others in our local community and beyond our borders. She’s an advocate for affordable housing across the Twin Cities and works with the congregation at St. Martin’s to fulfill its mission statement:  “Bringing Jesus to life around the lake and in the world.”


Prior to her ordination, Cindy spent 20 years reporting and anchoring the news, 16 of them at WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She covered a wide variety of of stories, from politics to sports, winning numerous awards for her work including a regional Emmy for spot news. 

She was also named Best News Anchor in a City Pages reader poll.


Cindy was born and raised in the Twin Cities. She lives in Orono with her husband, John. 

Her oldest son is a mechanical engineer in Silicon Valley.  

Her youngest son is a recent graduate of West Point and currently serves as an officer in the U.S. Army. 

You can reach her by email.