Ministry Location: Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
Ministry Focus: Campus Ministry
Lydia loves her community at VIU (Vancouver Island University). Whether hanging out with students in the cafeteria, playing Capture the Flag on campus, giving a talk on God’s story in Scripture, or mentoring students, serving as a pastor to the university makes her feel fully alive!
Lydia is a farm kid, having grown up on the prairies in Alberta. The word “deconstruction” wasn’t really a thing when she was in her early 20s, but it’s something that she had to do, nevertheless, as she reconciled her faith in Christ with the sad reality of what Christendom (Christ’s name used for political gain) has done. Surprisingly, that led her into her work as a pastor and spiritual health leader.
Before pastoring, Lydia studied piano performance with the Conservatory of Canada, so she still has a particular passion to intermingle Christ and the arts in her work now. She completed an MA at Regent College in theology and a post-Masters certification in Spiritual Care at Trinity Western Seminary. When not on the campus, you’ll find Lydia outside or at the piano. She loves to cycle, swim, and paddle board, and is always game for forming friendship while out in creation or making music!