Lindsey Baynham
Associate Director for Call, Candidacy & Discernment

A Virginia native, I am an elder in the Virginia Conference with a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Upon being commissioned in June of 2012, I was appointed to Fairfax United Methodist Church (Alexandria District) as the Associate Pastor. While there I had the opportunity to craft worship experiences, begin a small group ministry, lead in student ministry as well as teach and preach in the community. In July of 2015, I went to serve with the students, faculty and staff at George Mason University through Arise Campus Ministry. While at George Mason, I was able to work with other campus ministers to host a Hunger and Homelessness Action Week, develop a leadership team, lead small groups, serve in mission and craft weekly worship opportunities. I came to the office of Clergy Excellence in the Conference Center July of 2016.

(Lindsey served as the Associate Director for Call and Candidacy until March 23, 2019. She was appointed as Director of Clergy Excellence, March 24, 2019.)

I am passionate about storytelling and hearing other’s stories. I enjoy preaching and teaching. When I have the time, I delight in creating art with paint or through photography as well as with other mediums. I get energy and joy from laughing with friends and loved ones. And I would be remiss if I didn’t name Charles, my dog, who is rightly named after my favorite Wesley brother. In this new season, I am full of wonder at how God has worked and continues to work in my life. I look forward to how the Spirit will lead in the time to come. Peace! 


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