Lynn Bell Pechuekonis, Author and Speaker

Lynn Bell spoke at our Spring Women’s Gathering, and she was truly an amazing speaker. Lynn was both engaging and interactive and also very mindful of the level of the audience. Her message, however, was what I most strongly recommend. She did a wonderful job of reminding me of the very inclusive nature of Jesus and God’s love for us – ALL women included. What I liked most was how she made Jesus’ teachings relevant to us today. Lynn’s message was both inspiring and educational, and made me want to dive right into her study. I highly recommend her as a speaker! – Liz Doyle Carroll, Ruckersville, VA


After 17 years in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lynn (formerly Lynn Bell) moved over to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., in 2017 with her new husband Christian Pechuekonis (pronounced “Petch-uh-konis”). They followed the siren call of a 1920’s stone foursquare home in a beautiful historic community, and are enjoying discovering how God can use them in this new stage of their journey.

Now both a freelance copy writer/editor and innkeeper of their bed and breakfast, Lynn spent 17 years working in communications for the University of Virginia. She is the mother of two adult daughters and has a long history as a volunteer Bible teacher.

She and Christian are members of First Baptist Church of Brunswick in Maryland, where Lynn is leading a weekly bible-based women’s discussion group. In Charlottesville, she last attended All Souls Church, where she facilitated a Sunday morning discussion on “A Woman’s Place in the Ministry of Jesus.”

She first became interested in the topic of Jesus and women during the 15 years when she lived in Oregon. Eventually, she published a 10-week Bible study for women, called The Gentle Savior: Seeing Jesus through the Eyes of the Women Who Met Him (available on Amazon).

Lynn says that her ongoing study of the interactions of Jesus with women has given her complete confidence about God’s love for her. More importantly, it has transformed her relationships with other women, both in and out of the church. Her sisters in Christ were incredibly supportive when her 31-year marriage ended several years ago, and they have celebrated enthusiastically with her since she met Christian and they started their new life together.

Lynn served two terms as board chair of Love in the Name of Christ in Charlottesville, a non-profit mobilizing churches to serve needy people. She has volunteered for her local shelter for women experiencing domestic partner violence and has traveled to Ensenada, Mexico, four times to build homes for needy families.

She enjoys everything Jane Austen, painting vintage furniture, learning new ways to make vegetables taste delicious, providing hospitality to her B&B guests, and spending time in the lush flower garden that came with the house.

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