Lynda C. Ward

Lynda C. Ward is a freelance writer and photographer,
and a professor of religion at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro (psychology and philosophy),
Duke Divinity School (Duke University, Durham,
North Carolina) and Neumann University's graduate
program in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
(Aston, Pennsylvania).

She has served as a United Methodist minister as well as a
communications specialist and publicist for the United Methodist Church.


Lynda's short stories, poems, feature articles, essays, op-ed pieces, and interviews have
been published in numerous magazines. She also co-authored two nonfiction books.
Please see her publications list: click here.

Lynda has also served as a journalist for the United Methodist News Service and an
assistant editor and publicist for a small press that publishes poetry.

Lynda acts as a writing mentor/writing coach for private clients.

She is the founder of the creative writing and critiquing group, MC Writers,
that meets once a month at Methodist University.


Lynda is a social documentary and portraiture photographer who enjoys photographing
everyday stories and everyday life. Her focus is on capturing the distinctive qualities and
particularities of her subjects in order to reveal their uniqueness and inherent worth.

Please visit her photography website at:

Her photographs have been featured in gallery shows, such as the juried show
Crossing Boundaries at Methodist University's David McCune International Art Gallery;
and Saint John's Chapel, Cambridge (UK); also at Duke University in
Durham, North Carolina.

Two of Lynda's photographs won Duke University's 2012 Photography Competition:
Interpreting Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen and were featured in the
documentary film:


As an Adjunct Professor of Religion at Methodist University, Lynda teaches in the
religion department and offers classes such as Biblical Literature, Old Testament,
New Testament, and Religious Literature: Story and Transformation.