Warren Lynn

Warren Lynn was born in Ft. Thomas, Ky., while his father attended Lexington Theological seminary and was serving as pastor of the Disciples congregation in Falmouth, Ky.

As the son of a Disciples minister, Warren grew up mostly in the Northwestern part of the United States. His school years were spent in Salem, Ore., where his mother was a banker, and father served in vocational ministry as a prison and Air Force chaplain.

He attended Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore., and received his B.S.-cum laude in 1984 with a major in psychology. He was graduated from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1988. During this time in college and seminary he worked in various fields as a youth minister, rock-climbing instructor, mountaineering guide, prison guard, chauffeur, and dairy/produce manager for a grocery store.

After seminary, he served pastorates in Illinois, Washington state and Montana until August 2002, when he became director of the Office of Search and Call for Disciples Home Missions (DHM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Throughout his service as a congregational pastor, he also served in many regional capacities and for various community organizations.  Currently, Warren serves in the position of Executive Minister for Christian Vocations at DHM.

Warren holds a deep passion for spiritual formation of Christian leaders. His personal interests include Celtic and environmental spiritualities, fly fishing, sea kayaking, mindfulness practice, gardening, and cooking. Warren plays Native American style flute and is an active participant in the Indiana Flute Circle. He is an avid photographer.

Warren also maintains certification as an Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator through Veriditas, an international organization that promotes the creation and use of labyrinths worldwide, as well as trains, certifies, and resources qualified labyrinth facilitators.

Warren is an active member of Central Christian Church in Indianapolis.

Warren is married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Hemingway Richmond Lynn. Together, they enjoy the companionship of their high-school-aged son, Philip, as well as a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a very matriarchal cat.

Warren’s responsibilities at DHM include:

  • Director of denominational Search and Call system including computer program, print resources and clergy support;
  • Providing consultative programmatic and resource leadership in areas of vocational ministry, clergy-care, spiritual practice and wellness of church leaders;
  • Director of DHM’s scholarship programs for students preparing for vocational ministry;
  • Director of DHM’s Clergy Continuing Education Fund for vocational ministers;
  • Resource person relating to Search and Call for General Commission on Ministry;
  • Ministry records administration;
  • Denominational Representative on Professional Church Leaders, a North-American wide ecumenical group of denominational leaders, formerly originated through the National Council of Churches;
  • Denominational Program Liaison for The Association of Disciples Musicians; and
  • Web Master and creator of the Well-Feed Spirit Website (www.wellfeedspirit.org).