Development / Donor Relations

Lynda Lowin / Director of Development | email

Lynda grew up in the New York Southern Tier where her family was active in the United Methodist Church. When she was small, Lynda’s dad belonged to a local Gospel quartet that rehearsed once a month in their home. She says some of her favorite childhood memories involve those rehearsals.

Lynda met her husband, Jon, in high school and they married after college. The couple moved around a lot in those first few years. They eventually found church community at Mountain Christian Church in Bel Air, MD, where they joined a small group of young, married couples. Both Jon and Lynda grew spiritually at Mountain Christian and decided to be baptized there to proclaim their faith.

With a one-year-old and a baby on the way, the Lowin family decided to move back home to rural New York. Around this time Lynda started attending Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Having a passion to support young mothers, she helped launch MOPS of Arkport, NY and later served at MOPS International.

Lynda’s service to MOPS lasted 11 years, a journey that would start her on a new career path. She loved equipping women leaders, and now with all her children in school, Lynda made the decision to take a job outside the home at Catholic Charities of Steuben. She worked there as the director of Turning Point, a program that helps families and individuals living in poverty.

After several years with Catholic Charites, Lynda joined The Potter’s Hands Foundation as director of development. In this role she helped established a foundation to help female survivors of human trafficking.

Once the program was up and running, Lynda felt the Lord calling her elsewhere. It was an uncomfortable feeling because she loved the mission so much. However, Lynda says “God often makes us uncomfortable before revealing his plan.” It wasn’t long until Lynda heard that Family Life was seeking someone to lead its development efforts, a job the Lord had made her ready for! 

Lynda and her husband, Jon, live in Hammondsport and have three adult children: Mathew, Aaron, and Natalie. The family loves to play miniature golf together and competes in multi-site mini-golf tournaments for fun!