Church welcomes new pastor

Joel Lynn has been named the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle.

He follows Rev. Cathy George, who served as a transitional minister from October 2021 until March of this year.

Lynn grew up on Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, alongside his three older brothers.

He has a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Olivet Nazarene University (2015) and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (2018).

He is married to Katie, a graduate of Tulane University who has worked for an autism nonprofit and MLB’s non-profit, the Baseball Assistance Team.

She contributes to worship by singing and playing violin.

In his free time, the pastor enjoys running and playing basketball, pickleball, disc golf, piano and cello.