Church Council Candidates

Two Council Positions to be Filled

Two out of seven council seats are open and will be voted on during this year’s meeting. Both seats are full-term, three-year positions. Members are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Meet your candidates:

Jennifer Lindsay

Jennifer Lindsay is honored to be nominated as a candidate for the church council of the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church. Jennifer has been an active member of the church for over twenty years and served on the church council and as treasurer from 2004 to 2011. It was during her prior term on council that Rev. Junchol Lee was hired as our minister and the Society gained full ownership of the house at 2121 Lyon Street, which was subsequently refurbished and prepared for residential rental use.

Jennifer has also served the broader Swedenborgian Church community in many capacities since 2001, including serving as a board member and treasurer of the General Convention, Center for Swedenborgian Studies, the Garden Church, and Wayfarers’ Chapel as well as other, varied roles.

Professionally, in 2014 Jennifer completed a twenty-year career as a Principal with KPMG in its Silicon Valley office where she led the Forensic Practice and served as the Partner-in-Charge of Corporate Responsibility for the office. In addition to her work on behalf of the local and larger Swedenborgian Church, Jennifer spends time serving on the Board of the MFA program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and supporting her alma mater Texas A&M University by serving on various boards. She also co-owns two wine bars in San Francisco and is an avid world traveler.

Lea Park

I would be honored to serve on council for the next three years. Born in San Francisco, I lived in a flat across the street from our church for the first four years of my life, but only entered its garden in the 1990’s when I was already in my 50’s! I joined the congregation in 2001 and previously served on the council as treasurer from 2011 to 2013. Then as now, I foresee supporting the council’s continuing efforts to stabilize our finances, enhance good communication among all members, and seek out creative ways to expand our voice within the Bay Area. Since retiring as a computer systems administrator for a research institute here in the city, I’ve turned my attention to volunteer work, my growing family, and the challenges of aging. In that last regard, this church has been a continuing source of wisdom and solace. As small a seed as our Swedenborgian Church is, I believe more than ever that its destiny is to be of use to the world by bearing witness to its profound sanctity, both human and “natural”, as God’s good and beloved Creation.