Jaye Lindo has a passion for people, listening, and Mosaic Conference, so it was no surprise when she volunteered to work as an intern for the Conference as a Leadership Development Associate for a six-month period.
Lindo is participating in this internship, not for any required degree program, but for her own personal journey of growth. “I love Mosaic Conference. I want to help by any means necessary,” says Lindo. “God is just saying to me, ‘Feel it out; let them feel you out. Let them experience who God is in you, and you experience who God is through them.’”
Lindo’s internship will primarily be the role of listener. Although Lindo brings many other skills and experiences, such as convention coordinator, church administrator, and youth pastor, her primary gift that she wants to share with the Conference is that of listening. “I’m to listen to what people are saying and to what God is saying, and then help people execute their plans in whatever way they can,” describes Lindo. “I’m an intern so I’m not here to lead or guide, but to listen and help get the ball rolling and what needs to happen to do that.”
Another gift that Lindo enjoys sharing with others is her interest in intercession and prayer. “The Spirit of God is what I am attracted to,” explains Lindo. “I find the Holy Spirit to be the Helper/ Friend and that is what I like to embody. There are plenty of scholarly pastors,” Lindo continues, “but I want to hear you and I want to listen like God will listen to you.”
Lindo is working with a variety of committees and groups in the Conference. She is serving as one of the guides for the discussion groups on Drew Hart’s book, Who Will Be a Witness. Lindo is also helping the youth formation team create opportunities for youth and youth leaders to talk about racial issues and other “deep things that matter,” says Lindo.
Lindo lights up when she is asked about youth ministry. Lindo’s interest for youth is rooted in her belief that everyone matters. “I love kids, and they love me, but being a youth is hard,” Lindo shares. She hopes to be a compassionate, caring person in their lives so that they can share that with others.
Although Lindo’s internship will have her involved in a variety of aspects of Conference life, she has many other roles. She is the pastor of 7 Ways Home Fellowship, a Mosaic Conference church plant in Bowie, Maryland. She also is currently enrolled in three courses on spiritual direction, church leadership, and biblical interpretation, not for any specific degree, but to keep growing in knowledge.
When she isn’t busy with church life or her studies, Lindo loves to spend time with her husband, Robert, and their three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. Her favorite place to be is any place with water: the beach, a lake, or fishing on a dock.
Lindo exudes energy and joy in her interactions. Even though she knows there are moments in life that are serious, she also values humor. “I can find the funny in almost any situation,” admits Lindo. “It’s almost painful sometimes. People want you to be serious all the time, but I can find humor in most anything.”