Lynn Gardner

Full name: Rev. Lynn Gardner

Lynn, a white person with shoulder-length curly hair, smiles with outdoor greenery behind her.

Rev. Lynn Gardner (they/them/she/her) serves as co-minister in Schenectady, NY.

Prior to ministry, she ran a multicultural in-home day care program, and is grateful to continue to serve families with young children in a multi-generational congregation. She finds inspiration through participating in vibrant worship, collaborating for justice, and is humbled by the power of trust, vulnerability, and courage.

She enjoys hiking and kayaking with her partner in life and ministry, Rev. Wendy Bartel, and their small, shy dog, Luna. Lynn loves to share time and good food with family and friends, read entertaining novels, practice yoga, drink coffee, and putter in the garden.

From Lynn Gardner

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In our times of need, may we each be saved by hope, connection, and love.

Reflection | By Lynn Gardner | April 26, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser

The tree stood in the middle of the village. Its trunk was so large that it took six people holding hands to reach around it. The roots were strong and wide, and its branches spread out over the village square, offering shelter from the rain, or shade from the summer sun....

Story | By Lynn Gardner | March 4, 2020 | From WorshipWeb

Note: This was written and led by co-ministers to celebrate the installation of a third minister in a different congregation. Please change pronouns as necessary. Leader 1: What a joy it is to be here today… and to celebrate the shared ministry of this congregation. It is, indeed shared ministry,...

Ritual | By Wendy Bartel, Lynn Gardner | November 6, 2019 | From WorshipWeb

It was getting dark and the weary travelers needed a place to sleep. It’s almost 70 miles between Nazareth and Bethlehem, and Joseph and Mary were making the long journey that was required of them in order to pay taxes to the Roman Empire. It was a long journey for everyone, but Mary was feeling...

Story | By Lynn Gardner | January 1, 2017 | From WorshipWeb

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