Leader, Local HIV/AIDS Outreach Team Leader & Affirming Hope LifeGroup at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA
Linda Robertson lives with her husband of 30 years, Rob, in a suburb of Seattle, Wash., where they enjoy long bike rides, lots of Starbucks coffee and a thriving, involved community that cares about making a real difference in the world. In 2009, after the death of their son Ryan, she retired from her position as a website administrator in order to have the time to learn how to grieve well, and to walk alongside their three young adult children in their own process. She leads the Local HIV/AIDS Outreach Team at Overlake Christian Church and volunteers regularly at RoseHedge MultiFaith Works in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Linda’s passion and prayer is that Ryan’s life and death will matter –- and that the mistakes she made, as a conservative evangelical mom with a young gay son, will serve to help someone else learn to really love their children, just because they breathe... and before they no longer do so.