Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi
Bishop Moore-Koikoi was elected bishop of The United Methodist Church in July 2016 and began her assignment in the Pittsburgh Area on September 1 of that year.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Loyola College in Maryland, and a Masters of Arts and advanced certification in school psychology from the University of Maryland. She worked as a school psychologist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools for 17 years before answering her call to ordained ministry.
Bishop Moore-Koikoi then completed her Master of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, in 2007. She served as pastor of a small church in East Baltimore and as associate pastor at Calvary UMC, a large congregation in Annapolis.
Ordained an elder in 2010, she served on the staff and as district superintendent of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. She was serving as superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District when elected a Bishop. In addition to serving as a resident Bishop, she is currently president of the board of the General Commission on Religion and Race.
Bishop Moore-Koikoi is married to Reverend Raphael Koikoi, a pastor in the United Methodist Church. She enjoys travel, music of all kinds (singing and playing), sewing, and cycling.
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