Center for Compassoinate Christianity

Whitehorse Productions

1930 Columbus Ave

Mckinleyville, California


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."  Lynn is a Philosopher of Religions and has taught many classes in Religion and Science, Comparative Religions, and Native American Spirituality. He is the founder of the Abbey of the Redwoods, a contemplative inter-faith community.

 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. He  resides outside of Trinidad Bay in McKinleyville, California with his wife Deborah Haffner Hubbard

 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 2019, 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.

 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. I have also lived on the island of St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands, pastoring two Afro-Caribbean Lutheran congregations.

I have also had extensive teaching and lecturiong experience at a number of educational institutions including the University of Chicago, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Humboldt State University, Northern Michigan University, the Abbey of the Redwoods in Northern California.

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


*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. 


    A Sample of Lynn's Music


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