Syntoria L. Spencer has over 20 years in the logistics and acquisition profession of military and civilian government service. Although she has dedicated many years to being a public trust servant, she always had a compassion to work with children and young adults. She has worked as a youth counselor with Lutheran Services. She has volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem for Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida, and as a youth director/leader for her church.
Although Syntoria is a compassionate woman of God and a woman of faith, she did not understand the path that God was leading her to walk. She felt empty and knew that she was not walking in the fullness of life that God promised her. Due to her concern for others, Syntoria became bogged down in caring for others’ well-being, while neglecting her own. Walking in her own wilderness for several years, she lost her voice, she lost her being. After experiencing many hurts and failures, Syntoria realized that she could no longer wear the “veil of society”. She began to understand her calling to become transparent and real…not to others, but to herself. And because of this new freedom and deep within her heart, she knew that she had to humble herself to serve in her purpose. Surrendering to God’s will, Syntoria knew that she had to take a powerful stand to use her voice and share her story to encourage and empower others through love, compassion, and understanding. Thus, in discovering her purpose during this transition of her life, Sisters Anointed to Lead Together (SALT) was birthed.
Syntoria is a native of Pensacola, Florida. In 1996, she graduate Cum Laude from Troy State University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. In 2004, she earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is the mother of two sons (Brandon and Justin). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and entertaining family and friends.