Cynthia Aulds is Director of the Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking - Texas. Prior to her current role, Cynthia spent 21 years in the Healthcare field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, a Clinical Specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and as Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas. During this time, she authored a chapter in the collegiate textbook Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care.
Cynthia transitioned into the position of Missions Minister at Sugar Land Baptist Church (outside Houston) in 2009, taking on the role Full-time in 2013. While in her ministerial role, she was a part of the initial core group who started the Coalition.
In Cynthia’s Words: My work as Missions Minister involved anti-human trafficking efforts in Houston. I grew up in Houston, have lived the majority of my life there, and had no idea human trafficking existed, much less to the extent that it does. The more I learned, and the more I saw how prevalent trafficking is throughout Texas, from the smallest of towns to the largest metropolitan areas, the more I felt my passion changing to focusing my efforts on bringing awareness and education to others to help combat this horrific industry.
Cynthia followed that passion and accepted the position as Director for The Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking - Texas in March of 2018.
Cynthia received her Associate of Arts Degree from Houston Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. She was ordained for ministry by Sugar Land Baptist Church, Sugar Land, Texas.