Center for Compassoinate Christianity

Whitehorse Productions

1930 Columbus Ave

Mckinleyville, California

928.209.0708

Counselor     Pastor      Musician      Videographer

Lynn is an accomplished guitarist and song writer, and has spent  many years in the study of comparative religions with an emphasis on Native American Spirituality. Between 2009-2014 he worked  on the Navajo reservation as the Executive Director of the Navajo Lutheran Mission,which he describes as "an attempt to build a post-colonial inter-faith religious community." 

He currently resides outside of Trinidad Bay in McKinleyville, California with his wife Deborah Haffner Hubbard. Together they co-pastor, Grace Good Shepherd, a Lutheran/Presbyterian congregation. He is currently producing a video journal on issues related to religion and cultural analysis entitled "The Mythic Imagination"  -  Reflections in the Spirit of Joseph Campbell.

 Lynn is an adopted member of the Sincangu tribe of the  Lakota, Sioux, and spends most July's on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, where he is the fire keeper for his families Sundance ceremony. 

In the Spring of 2017, he will be presenting a series of lectures on the work of Joseph Campbell: "Flight of the Wild Gander: The Evolution of Religious Consciousness."  

Lynn's musical artistry is a creative blend of contemporary folk music with Brazilian and Spanish rhythmic textures. His original compositions evoke a world of angst and beauty, reviving the lost art of the narrative ballad.


 Lynn Hubbard

 In addition to graduating from Valparaiso University and holding advanced degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology and Chicago Theological Seminary, I have studied at the Pedagogishe Hochschule in Reutlingen, German, the Religious Studies Department at the University of Indiana, and the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.  After Seminary I worked as the Associate Dean of Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago; working with marvelous musicians and being able to coordinate and participate in hundreds of live liturgical and musical performances.

Besides coordinating the music program, I was the liturgist in charge of all services at the Chapel, and one of its regular preachers. I worked closely with the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, served as the Chapel liaison for all Campus ministries at the University.  I also served as development officer and chief financial officer of the Chapel, monitoring the Chapel’s operational budget. I headed a large development project to restore the Chapel’s E.M.Skinner Organ (opus 634) and in my last year at the Chapel I coordinated a multi-million dollar restoration of the entire Chapel.

I have also served a number of churches throughout the Chicago area, and lived on the island of St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands, pastoring two Afro-Caribbean Lutheran congregations.  Moreover, I have had extensive experience in both the inter-faith and ecumenical communities, and served as the Director of Development for the Parliament of World’s Religious, bringing 6,000 spiritual leaders from around the world together in Chicago in 1993.* I also initiated and coordinated conferences for the third Parliament which convened in Cape Town South Africa in 1999.

In the past few years, I have traveled regularly to the Lakota Sioux reservations in South Dakota, where I helped  prepare graduate theological students in cross-cultural ministerial training. I am an adopted member of the Sincagu tribe of the Lakota Sioux, and serve as a fire keeper for my adopted families Sundance ceremonies each July.

For the past five years I have been under call to the Grand Canyon Synod as the Executive Director of the Navajo Lutheran Mission. I regularly performed benefit concerts throughout the Southwest for the Navajo Lutheran Mission, featuring original compositions written for voice and guitar. I am currently residing outside of  Trinidad Bay in  McKinleyville,  California with my wife Deborah Haffner Hubbard. Together, we  co-pastor, Grace Good Shepherd, a joint Lutheran/Presbyterian congreagation. I am also actively engaged in video production centering on issues of religion and contempoary culture.

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*The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world  (www. parliamentofreligions.org). 

 

    A Sample of Lynn's Music

 

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