Cindy Mueller serves as Program Manager for Emmaus Spiritual Ministries, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Emmaus’ mission is to bring together all paths that lead to God in response to a world in need of compassion and healing and to serve as a sacred epicenter that responds to the spiritual needs of local and global communities. Cindy is a Certified Spiritual Director who companions others on their spiritual journey and she provides oversight to the three-year training program, called The Art of Spiritual Direction for future Spiritual Directors. As Program Manager, Cindy designs retreat and program offerings for those in the community seeking spiritual nourishment.
Previously, Cindy with 45 years of nursing experience, served as Vice President of Mission Integration at Mission Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. In her role, she was responsible for integrating the mission and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange into the hospital’s daily operations and providing oversight to improve the health and quality of life within the community care to benefit the underserved communities in south Orange County where she established a variety of collaborations and partnerships.
As a past recipient of the Mission Hospital Values in Action Award for Justice, Mueller has been recognized for her commitment to building systems and structures that are attuned to meeting the needs of the poor and vulnerable and promoting a sense of community among all persons. Mueller holds a master’s degree in Nursing and, in 2008, added a master’s degree in Health Care Mission at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.