The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson grew up in Kansas City, so she appreciates great barbecue and fireflies. The rolling plains and big skies of the Midwest cultivated in her a love of learning, art, nature and spirituality.
She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she majored in environmental studies and spent a transformational semester abroad in Senegal, West Africa to increase her proficiency in French. After graduating from a school that looks like Hogwarts, she worked at a local environmental magazine in Kansas City.
She attended Virginia Theological Seminary and while there, she delighted in learning biblical Hebrew, grew spiritually in painful and beautiful ways, and solidified her love for the Episcopal Church. She also spent one year serving full-time as a hospital chaplain, and so pastoral care is the basis for all her ministry.
Mother Mary Lynn has served as a curate and assistant rector at St. Bartholomew's, Poway. Her ministry included pastoral care, Christian formation, and serving as the chaplain to the preschool.
She is married to David, and they have two sons: George and Frederick.
Email Mother Mary Lynn: firstname.lastname@example.org