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) recently moved over to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., 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 as they set up housekeeping they are watching for how God will use them in this next stage of their journey.

Now a freelance copywriter and editor, Lynn spent the past nearly two decades working in communications for the University of Virginia. She is the mother of two twenty-something daughters and has been a volunteer Bible teacher in every church she’s ever been a member of over the past 35 years.

She and Christian are currently looking for a new church where they can worship and serve. In Charlottesville, Lynn last attended All Souls Church, where her most recent class was called “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 out West. 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 vigorously with her over the past year as she developed a relationship with the kind and generous man who is now her husband.

Lynn just completed two one-year 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, and spending time on her new front porch surveying the lush flower garden left by the previous owners of her home.



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