Pastor Rodney Lynch
Pastor Rodney is passionate about the life and value of all humanity and therefore, every school year I look forward to providing balanced pastoral and spiritual guidance and care at The Baptist Student Foundation ("The Found") and to the Purdue community. I have worked with youth and young adults as a mentor and spiritual leader in the church, on college campuses, and in culturally diverse communities. I believe that if we are to transform our world for the better, youth involvement is a vital requirement. "Like Jesus, who put the child among the disciples, as we reclaim the transformative power of Christian faith, we must move children from the margin to the center of our nation's priorities" (Marian Wright Edelman). In addition, my love for God, humanity and passions for social justice, education, inter-generational, inter-cultural, ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue are just a few subject matters I look forward to engaging with the Purdue family. I have also served in the role of leadership at multiple venues, particularly as an associate minister, board member in my community and as president of the Black Ministerial Caucus at Drew University. I am the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from The College of New Rochelle. In addition, I have also earned two post graduate degrees: Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from Drew University.