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Rev. Lynne Frech
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Born in Atlanta, GA in 1975, Lynne
was predominantly raised outside of Charleston, SC.
was born in the Presbyterian Church as her
father is an ordained PC (USA) minister.
mother was a teacher, and Lynne
was the younger of two children.
Lynne was a focused student who was very involved in her church.
She was a student of the arts, including dancing, singing and drama and enjoyed several solo parts as well as the lead in the school play.
graduated from high school in 1993 and entered the University of Georgia
Her time at UGA included joining the sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma, whose primary focus is service in the community.
It was through this organization she
developed a love of serving others, and her
leadership and organizational skills blossomed.
studied in the school of Journalism with a concentration in advertising.
She spent her first two summers of college working at Montreat Conference Center where she first began to connect her love of God with the love of the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Lynne graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and moved to Atlanta to begin her advertising career at WestWayne.
had the opportunity to work with some notable clients including SunTrust Bank, Russell Athletics, and Bassett Furniture
Later that same year, Lynne
college sweetheart who was finishing a graduate program at UGA, and at that same time began to discern that something was missing from her
longed for opportunities for service to the community through her
church, but long work hours prevented her
from getting involved in a meaningful way.
husband looked to start a family, Lynne
decided to utilize her
marketing skills in the non-profit sector and accepted a position in the National Home Office of the American Cancer Society
The next year in 2002, she
husband welcomed their daughter, Gabrielle, into their family.
settled into motherhood she
continued to have a longing to serve God's people.
became deeply involved in adult education and the Stephen Ministry program in her
home church, Roswell Presbyterian.
It was in these moments of service when Lynne
began to tangibly recognize and appreciate God's call to the ministry.
It was particularly in the Stephen Ministry program that Lynne
passion for Pastoral care.
spoke with a number of church members and her
senior pastor, Dr. Lane Alderman, about her
call to ministry, and began to research seminaries.
In July 2004, Lynne began her first class at Columbia Theological Seminary.
passion for learning and reading come alive in a way not previously experienced.
completed a summer internship at First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach, FL where she
had opportunities for preaching, teaching, worship leadership and pastoral care.
The following summer, Lynne
first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Central Presbyterian Outreach Center
working with the homeless of Atlanta.
In May 2007, Lynne graduated from Columbia with a Masters of Divinity degree.
In that same year she
husband of 10 years sadly parted ways.
Since then, Lynne
has been working on a year long CPE residency at Crossroads Hospice where she
cares for patients in their final days of life, and their families.
was also selected to participate in a nationwide Lilly Endowment
program called "The Company of New Pastors.
This program places new pastors in regional mentoring groups who meet twice a year to reflect theologically on their work in ministry.
enjoys spending time with her
daughter, reading, hiking and singing.
After going on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico, she
has also developed a new passion for traveling and doing mission work.
Rev. Lynne Frech