Linda Patrick has found healing, hopeful places in both hospitals and in ministries in mainstream congregations and beyond. She has written for church publications and congregations. Her prayers and poems have been published in “Sing Out New Visions” by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her short story, “La Befana” was published by in “Pockets”, a United Methodist Church children’s magazine. Her coloring-storybook, “Seeds to Share” is being published in the 2016 by the Christian Church in Indiana for use in Green Chalice Congregations. Her doctoral work in the ethics of affirmation of persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations has shaped her practice.
Linda is also a budding novelist. She was a finalist in a Novel Competition by Penguin Books in 2009 and has been writing ever since. She lives with her wife in Indianapolis and they escape to Interlochen Center for the Arts whenever the Spirit leads.