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Linda De Atley

Linda De Atley


Rev. Linda De Atley joined Lakeview in August, 2014. She was previously at Willowbrook United Methodist Church for 17 years. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she moved to Phoenix in 1981 when she completed a course of study for a doctorate in counseling. Before entering ordained ministry, Pastor Linda was a counselor in clinical settings and a college instructor with emphases on adult development and aging. While at Willowbrook UMC, Pastor Linda completed two years of training to become a Spiritual Director, and she is listed in the directory of Spiritual Directors International. Being a Spiritual Director connects her theological training with her training in counseling. This training makes her uniquely qualified to be part of the pastoral care team with emphasis on spiritual growth through service, Bible study, prayer and the training and supervision of pastoral peer ministers. Linda’s areas of pastoral responsibility at Lakeview UMC include Stephen Ministry, Mission & Outreach, Spiritual Enrichment through Fellowship, Bible study and Prayer as well as monthly communion services to nearby senior living facilities. Her hobbies include, cooking, gardening, taking care of her horses, home decorating and doing needle crafts.

Training and Education

Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Counseling
Master of Divinity
Spiritual Direction

Special Interests

Cooking, gardening, taking care of horses, home decorating and needle crafts

Getting to Know the Staff

What is your favorite Scripture? – Isaiah 40: 31

What’s your favorite family tradition? – Family dinners with adult children

What are you passionate about? – Studying the Personalities of the Enneagram

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? – River cruising in Europe

What is your favorite smell? – Popcorn

Tami Stam
Associate Pastor
Ross Parrott