Cynthia Kostas leads retreats, seminars and workshops for audiences of varied beliefs on a wide range of topics pertaining to nurturing one’s spirit and the soul’s connection to bodily health. Her non-profit, Photophoros, has been announced by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver as a ministry of the Metropolis of Denver. Photophoros is committed to training and encouraging individuals to deepen their genuine connection to God by developing their spirit and integrating their soul and body according to ancient Christian principals. Cynthia Kostas graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline with a Masters of Theological Studies degree. She has lectured and led lay seminars at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, various Orthodox Churches across the country as well as various Lutheran, Episcopal, and Methodist Churches. She earned her M.B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, and practiced for over 20 years as a financial and estate planner, helping families fulfill their financial and philanthropic intent. She has served on the Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center Council, the Board of the Foundation for Hellenic College Holy Cross, Board of the Biology of Inflamation Center at Baylor College of Medicine, the Board of Annunciation Orthodox School, and the Board of Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, as well as its Endowment Fund.