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...Boyd Lien, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), currently serves as Pastor/Head of Staff of Three Chopt Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia.He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just down the street from lake Wobegon.After studying graphic art and art history at the University of Minnesota, he said "yes!"
to God's call to ministry and entered McCormick Theological Seminary
in Chicago, Illinois, which included a life-changing year of study at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
.Since his ordination in 1970, Boyd has served as pastor and educator with churches in Verona, New Jersey; New Castle, Pennsylvania; Eugene, Oregon; Houston, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia. As church educator he has created and published a variety of educational resources for all ages.
Some resources have been published independently; others have been published by Abingdon Press
, The Logos Program, and The Kerygma Program.In collaborating on the creation of Kerygma
: Discovering the Bible Boyd was the editor of the Resource Book
, author of the Leader's Guide and designer of Graphics.Boyd and Pam have two grown children who currently live in Richmond: Sarah, who is pursuing a degree in educational ministry at Union-PSCE, and Justin, who works as a landscape gardener. popcorn and Samantha, two humans disguised as cats, complete the family.