Rev. Jamie Lynn is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and currently serves as the Chaplain for Spiritual Life at the University of Richmond. Prior to her arrival at the University of Richmond, Jamie Lynn served as the Chaplain at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and as the Minister of Faith Formation and Social Justice at University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seattle, WA. Rev. Jamie Lynn is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in English and Religious Studies. In 2009, Rev. Jamie Lynn earned a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. During her time at Vanderbilt her studies focused on gender and sexuality with an additional emphasis on pastoral care and counseling.
Rev. Jamie Lynn is passionate about spirituality, social justice, interfaith conversation, and exploring the mind-body-spirit connection through mindfulness and meditation. As a Christian Minister, Rev. Jamie Lynn has crafted many Christian wedding services but she also has extensive experience composing interfaith, spiritual but not religious, and completely secular/non-religious services. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community herself, she is an advocate for marriage equality and believes that all people and relationships should be celebrated and affirmed.
Rev. Jamie Lynn has officiated at weddings frequently for the past ten years and understands the wedding ceremony to be a unique and personal expression of a couple’s love and journey together. She works with each couple to craft a service tailored to who they are both as partners and as individuals. She believes a wedding ceremony should be a glimpse into who a couple is, how they love, and the community that surrounds and supports them. Rev. Jamie Lynn prides herself on working with each couple to craft a beautiful service that honors who they are on their wedding day and who they hope to become in the future. Rev. Jamie Lynn offers additional pre-marital counseling on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to her work as a university chaplain and ordained minister, Rev. Jamie Lynn is the co-author of Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism and Hope Across Religions, forthcoming from Chalice Press in the Spring of 2020. She is also a board member of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the National Campus Ministers Association. When not chaplaining college students or officiating at weddings, Rev. Jamie Lynn can be found exploring Richmond’s vibrant food scene, hiking, camping, or making her way toward the coastline.