Cynthia (Steber) McCall was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the fourth of five children. Singing was always a passion in her life. Her mother (now deceased) used to recount how Cynthia would walk around the house at the young age of 3 or 4, happily singing made-up songs. Cynthia would even sing herself to sleep at night. The rest of the family, realizing there was no discouraging her from her nightly routine, eventually succumbed to her serenades by shouting out song requests. Cynthia sang in various school and church ensembles throughout her growing-up years.
Cynthia received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University Of Missouri-St. Louis. She then promptly did what most poor college graduates do; she found a job to pay off student loans. From 1985-1988, she tried her hand in a few different career opportunities—none of which involved singing. It was a dry time musically. However, during this time, she dated and married Brian McCall—her man of Godly character. They were married in 1987.
In 1988, God made it clear that she was to use her gift of singing and so she started pursuing musical avenues. She became a successful wedding vocalist, helping brides and grooms plan their ceremony music and adding her gift of voice to the proceedings. She became the lead singer of a local band which specialized in wedding receptions and private parties.
In 1991, God blessed the McCalls with a son, Zachary, and relocated them to Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1994 and 1996, respectively, blessings, Jacob and Hannah were added to the family. Music was still a part of Cynthia’s life, but the tunes became lullabies and children’s songs at home.
Even so, Cynthia sensed the call of God to sing for His glory in 1995. Since then, Cynthia has been pursuing her passion for music and ministry. She is a member of Traders Point Christian Church and sings in the choir. She is also involved in a Healing Prayer Ministry not associated with the church. For nearly 15 years God has been molding and guiding her into a non-denominational music ministry. Cynthia, by the grace of God, founded mi shira ministries in 2007. Mi shira in Hebrew means “from singing.” God has given Cynthia the ability to minister “from singing” to a broken world and she is deeply grateful.