Lynn Young, Northwest Association
I am Lynn Young, a MID in the Northwest Association. I am a member at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver, Indiana, where I am also a licensed pastor serving my first call. My position at Grace UCC is Pastoral Care and Education Leader. I visit the homebound, hospitalized, and those in extended care facilities as well as manage all educational offerings for Grace.
I am so excited because I have submitted my ordination paper to the COM chair and awaiting feedback and a hopeful green-light for my E-Council. As I prepare for my E-Council, my joy is the unconditional acceptance and support with which I have been blessed by my spouse Jen, my family - both biological and "logical," Grace UCC, the NWA and the IKC. I look forward to continuing to serve in whatever ways the Divine has in store for me... those of which I am aware as well as those I have not yet met.
My journey has not been without challenges. I've had some physical challenges but my circles of support enables me to not only survive, but to thrive. When it seems like all the things want to overwhelm... I quiet myself with Micah 6:8 "God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"