Pastor Lynette Lingard
Grad. Cert. Mgmt. (CSU), Adv Dip SA Min (SA COFE), Adv Dip Theology (ACT)
Lyn was born in the North West country town of Barraba, NSW. As a young child Lyn remembers her Mum kneeling beside her, teaching her to pray to Jesus. Lyn committed her life to Jesus as a young child, yet Lyn says this was the first of many commitment she has made to Jesus Christ over the years of her faith journey. As a young person Lyn was involved in her Church and at the age of 18, was a Church Treasurer and Youth Group leader in the Church she attended in Inverell NSW. Lyn has lived in many places as she was transferred in her employment with Westpac and then later as a Salvation Army Officer. In addition to the places mentioned, Lyn has lived in Taree, Grafton, Alstonville, Yamba, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and of course Lismore NSW. In 1993 Lyn went on a Christian Mission to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Lyn remembers this mission as a time of being taken out of her comfort zone and at the same time experiencing both God’s love and protection in ways she had not encountered before. In 1995 Lyn commenced ministry training with The Salvation Army and after being commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer; Lyn, with her husband Robert together served in Church congregations in Parramatta, Newcastle and Brisbane until 2005. Lyn with her husband Robert and their four sons, returned home to Lismore in December 2005. Robert and Lyn have been a part of the Ministry team at New Heights Christian Fellowship since the Church was formed and presently share pastoral responsibility for the congregation in Lismore. Lyn is also a member of the Lismore Minister’s Fellowship and served as Chairperson for the R.E.A.L. committee from 12/2016 to 01/2020. This committee represents the Churches of Lismore and supervises the work of the Chaplains and SRE Teachers in the three public High School campuses in Lismore. Lyn worked for 8 and a half years as a Pastoral Practitioner/Coordinator for Uniting Aged Care in Lismore and has completed a diploma in Dementia Care. Lyn says; it has been a privilege to work for Uniting, providing emotional and spiritual support to residents, their families and staff. Lyn has over 25 years’ experience in Christian ministry and Church leadership and is passionate about living a life that is committed to God’s plan for her.