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Alumni Experiences

I began my journey at Gordon-Conwell as an MDiv student with my trajectory set towards pastoral ministry. After taking a counseling class as an elective, I saw just how beneficial a few more counseling classes would be as a future preacher and pastoral caregiver. I also saw it as an opportunity for self-improvement and greater self-knowledge. It was John Calvin who wrote that all true knowledge is either knowledge about God or knowledge about self. By my second year in seminary I found a way of maximizing my credits in order to complete both an MDiv and a MACO degree within four years, which I did successfully. I found this path to be very enriching and would recommend it to future pastors.

After graduating, I completed a ThM in homiletics at the University of Edinburgh. It is now four years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell and I am thoroughly bi-vocational. I am an assistant pastor, ordained at a Presbyterian Church, and preaching biweekly. I also work as an emergency services clinician and balance a client load in private practice. I am licensed as both a mental health counselor and a marriage and family therapist. Finally, I am enrolled in a PhD program in Counselor education and supervision at Regent University.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MACO/MDiv (’17)
The University of Edinburgh, M.Th.R. (’18)
Assistant Pastor at North Point EPC
Emergency Services Clinician at Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Emergency Services Division

—Kyle Lincoln, LMFT, LMHC

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