Here is a listing of organizations in which Linda participates, volunteers and supports:
The Retreat House Spirituality Center - https://www.retreathousecommunity.org/
Retreat House is an intentional, contemplative community of spiritual directors and spiritual formation leaders working in a covenant relationship to serve individuals and groups who wish to deepen their relationship with God through spiritual direction, education, prayer and retreats.
Network of Communinty Ministries - https://thenetwork.org/
Network of Community Ministries, was formed by a group of churches to support those in need in the Richardson community. They have a food pantry, a clothing closet, job counseling, and provide emergency rent assistance. The congregation Linda serves, St. Luke’s, donates food every month and members regularly volunteer.
Linda is a member of the Richardson Interfaith Alliance, which promotes understanding, respect, interaction, and unity amongst the diverse faiths of Richardson in order to advance the influence of voices of faith for the good of our community. We achieve this through education, fellowship, interfaith worship, and cooperative events. She is also active in the women clergy group.
Faith in Texas - https://faithintx.org/
Faith in Texas is a multiracial, non-partisan faith-based community organization that strives for social justice. Linda and the congregation she serves, St. Luke's, is a part of this organization that seeks to embody the love and justice of God in our community. Most recently, Faith in Texas worked on promoting eviction stays in Dallas and Richardson during the COVID-19 crisis.
Unite the Church - https://www.unitethechurch.org/
This group works with both churches and school districts to help address the urgent social challenges facing our community so that everyone’s basic needs are met. Linda partcipates in the clergy meetings and actions when possible.
Reconciling Works - https://www.reconcilingworks.org/
Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation, has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. In relationships built through outreach and education, ReconcilingWorks shares Christ's message, the Gospel, which is for everyone equally. We advocate for systemic change in policy and practice in church and society, working to alleviate not only the painful symptoms of oppression but also to eliminate its root causes.
Ten by Three - https://www.tenbythree.org/
Started by Theresa Carrington, this project aims to end global poverty by providing "proseperity wages" to the artisans in Africa and Asia who create handmade crafts. This exclusive Prosperity Wage® model ensures artisans receive at least 2.5 times fair trade for their handicraft by removing the "middleman." Paying artisans a high wage for ten products monthly for three years (10 by 3) creates the working capital the artisans need to start their own businesses independent of this organization. Such income enables them to exit poverty and help transform their own community. Every purchase comes with the artisan's name, picture and a reference number for you to find out more about them at the Ten by Three website under the tag, The Artisan & You!