Linda Thomas, MATS
Linda Lehman Thomas lives with a sense of call to create space where the wounded may be made whole through the grace and love of God. She seeks to create this healing space at Pathways Retreat and through Gestalt Pastoral Care (GPC) — an awareness-based and spiritually integrated approach to inner growth and wholeness. A survivor (and thriver) of childhood trauma and grief, Linda has particular passion for accompanying people who experience trauma and loss, presently or in the past.
She holds a Master of Arts: Theological Studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is ordained by Mennonite Church USA for ministry. Linda has served as a spiritual director since 1999, as a Gestalt Pastoral Care training minister since 2010, and has received training in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency. She is a certified practioner of Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE).