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: