Linda Staats

A Masters degree in Human Development and the Family, combined with her infant baptism into the Christian faith, form Linda’s foundation for nurturing faith at church and in the home. With minor degrees in Child Development and Gerontology she brings a life-span approach to ministry.

Linda is known for her ability to integrate research and curated resources with practical theology. She has a passion for connecting people’s own holy stories with God’s stories. Her greatest joy is bringing people together of every age and decade for significant interaction.

Her career reflects a desire to listen, engage, equip and empower all generations for serving like Jesus at home and in the world. She serves as an apostle (messenger) to multiple communities, ministry boards and networks of faith.

  • Linda is a national speaker and workshop leader, curriculum writer, consultant, leadership coach and owner of HomeGrown Faith.
  • She serves the ELCA Churchwide expression, bringing a cross+gen approach to Stewardship, Discipleship and Global Mission.
  • Linda has served two ELCA regional judicatory offices as Assistant to the Bishop for Faith Formation.

Linda is a Boomer, married to a Booster, who together have two Gen X sons. Two Kenyans of the Millennial generation call Linda their “Grand Mum!” Linda’s mother is a Builder – a 97-year-old wise elder.