my story


Linda lives with her husband of 46 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.  A passionate blogging aficionado since 2008, she is devoted to nurturing her lively online community at LindaStoll.net.

Linda currently co-leads a Stephen Ministry in her church.  You might also find her jumping into a bit of off-the-cuff ministry coaching, dreaming up an innovative small group series, or counseling women in international ministry.  She specializes in asking the hard questions with compassion, a whole lot of grace, 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.)  Her littlest grandchild lives in Heaven with Him.

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.