my story


Linda lives with her husband of 47 years, Tim, in a little town tucked between the everchanging bay and the deep blue sea in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Retired from private counseling practice and years of ministry leadership, she now pens PORCH (a weekend newsletter) and occasional mid-week essays.  She is devoted to nurturing her lively online community at LindaStoll.net.

Linda serves as a Stephen Ministry Leader in her church.  On occasion you'll find her counseling women in international ministry, designing innovative small groups, or jumping into a bit of off-the-cuff leadership coaching.  She specializes in asking the hard questions with compassion and a smile.

Her ultimate focus in this season is family, especially her six grandchildren, ages 12-19, who are the joy of her life.  
After Jesus, of course.

Linda holds an M.S. in Christian Counseling from Cairn University and a B.S. in Organizational Management from Nyack College.  She maintains board certifications in pastoral counseling and mental health coaching.

You'll find her curled up by the fire wrapped in a soft blanket with her nose in a book.  Capturing life through simple snapshots.  Beachcombing in frigid temperatures.  Whipping up homemade biscuits to share.  And posting daily Scripture verses to a wonderfully diverse community on LinkedIn.