It is wonderful news that Revd Lynn Green as been appointed National Secretary of the Baptist Union at the Baptist Assembly last weekend.
The following is taken from the Baptist Union website:
'The Baptist Union is delighted to announce that the Revd Lynn Green has been appointed as General Secretary, taking up the new role in September 2013.
Jenny Royal, the Moderator of Trustees who proposed the appointment to the annual gathering of the Baptist Union on 4 May, says “This is an exciting appointment for the Baptist Union at this time in our life. As a Union, we have seen great change in our structures, refocusing our work for effective mission and supporting one another as Baptists Together. We believe that God led us to appoint Lynn to take up this role and guide us at this strategic time.”
Lynn, 48, is well known to many within the Union and is currently a Regional Minister with the Southern Counties Baptist Association team. Previously she served as Minister at Wokingham Baptist Church and was Team Leader there for 11 years. During this time Lynn has been able to mentor a number of leaders as well as being mentored herself. She has also served our Union in many ways over the years, particularly as Moderator of the Staffing committee and the Mission Executive. Seven years ago she herself was the Moderator of the General Secretary Nominating Group. She also served as Secretary of Mainstream (now Fresh Streams) for a number of years. Lynn began her working life commuting to London as a Marketing Manager with Royal Mail Parcels International and subsequently was the Corporate Identity Manager for Royal Mail. Most of her working life has been bi-vocational, combining the calling to ministry with her vocation as a wife and mother. She has been married for 26 years to Stuart, who is Head of Audit with The Garden Centre Group. They have two children and also care for two children as Friends and Family Foster Carers.
Lynn became a Christian as a teenager and was baptised and became a member at Winchester Baptist Church where she also met Stuart. She lived as an undergraduate at The Northern Baptist College whilst studying theology at Manchester University and trained for ministry at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
For relaxation Lynn enjoys cooking, socialising, walking, swimming and caravanning. She takes a weekly Pilates class, enjoys reading and is a member of a book club. At the moment she is a keen watcher of The Voice. The family also has 2 bantam chickens, Jenny Jet and Esther, who range free in the garden.
Lynn is excited by God’s call to this ministry and as she looks forward to serving our Union in this new role of General Secretary, she outlines her vision.
“My vision is to see our vision and values become reality. Through the ‘Futures’ process we have clarified our vision to be “Growing healthy churches in relationship for mission”. I want to harness the energy generated by the ‘Futures’ discussions and turn it into action!
Our 5 Core Values - being prophetic, inclusive, sacrificial, missionary and worshipping communities – must be reflected in our life together. I am committed to holding us all accountable to these values in our life together and in our engagement with the world.'
You can continue reading the article here. We wish Lynn God's richest blessing as she takes up her new role in September.
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