Congregational Resource Center
Linda’s desk seems to be a magnet for those who need a listening ear. If she had her way, every person at the seminary would continue that benefit by intentionally meeting with a spiritual companion. For the past decade, while completing her Masters in Church Leadership at EMS (2008) and practicing the art of spiritual direction, Linda has honed her skills in listening for God’s voice speaking into the lives of individuals.
While her roles as an EMS employee are many, she is especially pleased to merge her ministry and work interests as Director of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation – a June training school for spiritual directors and church leaders who want to pay close attention to spiritual grounding for those they serve.
Whether coordinating seminary events, directing the Congregational Resource Center library, or job-sharing with Beverly Delp at the main seminary desk, Linda’s sense of being in the right place at the right time in her life is evident. On her own time she serves individuals and retreat groups as an ordained Church of the Brethren minister.
She and her husband, retired pastor Robert Alley, have three married children and five grandchildren. Her current interests include flower gardening, Celtic Christian prayers and songs, and afternoon teas.