The Rev. Dr. Linda Yates

Sessional Instructor


“We are all citizens of the Realm of Redemption. Grace changes everything.”

God bends toward life in all its fullness. Redemption is, in part, an acceptance of the reality of a grace-soaked world waiting to slake souls left parched by the de-relational forces in our modern world. Theological education, when it works well, is a grace-full endeavour. As an educator, I am most interested in supporting learners as they encounter new-to-them concepts from the rich soil of theology and pastoral ethics. I look forward to the learnings I receive from each person encountered in that educational cultivation.

D.Min. (The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia)
M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology)
Medical Laboratory Technology (Cabot Institute)

Previous positions

  • Cooperative Ministry of the Lower and Middle Musquodoboit Pastoral Charges
  • St. John’s United, Halifax
  • Lower Musquodoboit Pastoral Charge, Nova Scotia
  • Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Dalhousie University

Professional affiliations/activities

  • Volunteer Medical Responder with the Halifax Regional Fire Department
  • Thoughtful Food Intergenerational Project, Musquodoboit Valley
  • The Writers Union of Canada
  • Christian Life and Growth – Presbytery and Conference

Grants received

  • Pinehill Travelling Fellowship, 2008 – 2011
  • Willard Brewing Prize, 1996
  • Robert J. Grant Memorial Prize in New Testament, 1995
  • W. G. Watson Prize in Old Testament, 1993
  • Dominion Biological Prize for Outstanding Achievement , 1982


  • Music: piano, ukulele, voice
  • Textile arts: banner-making, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.
  • Puppeteer
  • Canoe, hike, bicycle, swim, run
  • Write historic fiction, science fiction
  • Am owned by two  Jack Russell Terriers

Personal website

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)