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Linda Bartholome

Youth & Family Ministry Director

I serve at Good Shepherd as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries. As my title indicates, youth and family encompasses many areas of the church. There are many favorite parts of my job— hanging out with our youth during youth group time and Confirmation (we have youth groups starting at age 3 through high school) and participating in youth and adult mission trips…a total of 25 mission trips. Good Shepherd has developed great relationships with the YouthWorks and Mission Jamaica organizations.

I’ve been married to Don (a hydraulics mechanic) for 28 years! We have a daughter, Kari, who is a Registered Nurse at Essentia. I went back to school later on in life and graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 2002 with a degree in English/concentration in writing. In 2002, I also received my Project Management certificate from Mayville State University. All classes were taken when I was full time at Clarica Life Insurance Company.

Fun fact: Good Shepherd is my home congregation, as my family joined when I was a toddler! I was also married at Good Shepherd; our daughter was also baptized and confirmed here.

Another Fun Fact: My previous background is in marketing communications, graphic and web design. I completed my FLMI and ACS designations when working in the life insurance industry and was in the process of pursuing my CLU designation before I began working at Good Shepherd 11 years ago. Can you tell that I like school???

I LOVE working with people of all ages!!! We have wonderful opportunities at Good Shepherd…come join us!