David R. Lynch
A native of the state of Michigan, the priesthood is a second career for Fr. David. He earned a bachelor's degree in Music from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, where he met his wife, Debbie, an accomplished organist. His secular career was in the medical field as an EMT for over 30 years, including 21 years as the Chief Officer of Education and Development for Johnson County KS Med-Act services.
Fr. David attended the Virginia Theological Seminary, graduating in 2012 with his Master of Divinity degree. After he was ordained an Episcopal Priest, he moved to Wichita for his call as Assistant Rector at St. James Episcopal Church where he focused on youth ministry. In 2014 he was called to be the Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in south Kansas City, before becoming Rector at the Church of the Resurrection on Jan. 1, 2016.
Fr. David has a special interest in community outreach, adult education and youth formation. In his own words, he is devoted to building a spiritual community that is welcoming and that fosters inclusiveness to all seeking a relationship with God.
A. Vaughn Scarcliff
(left to right): Gabe Conn, Dr. Tess Garcia, David Henson, Jim Whitaker, Bill Carle, John Biggs (Sr Warden), Arla Simpson, JIm Gilligan (Treasurer), Les Woodward (Jr. Warden), Fr. David Lynch (Rector)
Not Pictured: Kelly Blankenship (Secretary)