Pastor Reflections

A little about me!

From 2003-2006, I attended San Francisco Theological Seminary where I earned a Masters of Divinity.  I am no stranger to CPC or to the community of Napa, where I have spent over 15 years in specialized ministry serving “the least of us”.  I worked with V.O.I.C.E.S, an emancipated foster youth center.  I was ordained in 2008 as the Chaplain/Wellness Coordinator for the program and my job was to nurture the youth in mind, body and soul.

I am a nurturer by nature, and accepted the position of Program Director for all Shelter Services in Napa County in 2012.  I was pastor to over 700 homeless souls a year.  My mission was to remind people that God loves them, and so do I!  She added a ministry partner, Beta, a few years later, a therapy-trained, smiling and gentle Golden Retriever, and the duo is now recognized as the “six legged ministry”.  Beta is officially acknowledged by Redwood Presbytery and is a certified therapy dog from the PAWS program.  Beta and I work with youth from Juvenile Probation, and just for fun, children read weekly to Beta at the Napa County Library, part of the PAWS program.  The kids have found how easily Beta delivers God’s love.

I have lived in Napa for 20 years and Covenant Presbyterian Church is a homecoming of sorts for me.  My ordination service was in the sanctuary where I now stand in the pulpit.  

All is welcome in this house of God!  CPC is an open-armed, friendly place.

Welcome Rev Linda!