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Livin' La Vida Lindsey — a light-hearted chat with the great-hearted Lindsey Chancellor!

"How long have you been at Chapel Hill?" LINDSEY: I was baptized at this church when I was 4 years old, and I went through confirmation in the 6th grade. I even got married here! "What initially brought you to this church?"

LINDSEY: My grandparents started bringing me here when I was little — I'd have sleepovers with my cousins on Saturday night, and then we'd go to the donut shop and church on Sunday morning. I loved singing in the angel choir...Jill Hudson was the choir director then.

"You've been singing here a long time! Did you ever have any solos?"

LINDSEY: Yes! At one of our Christmas pageants, I got to sing "O Holy Night." "Do you have any favorite hymns?"

LINDSEY: I would have to say, "Be Thou My Vision." It describes a true yearning for God, and a desire to yield to Him. Sometimes, we have to work at that; it doesn’t always feel natural.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;

Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

(First verse of "Be Thou My Vision" by Dallan Forgaill) "Can you talk about when you first met your husband, Mason?"

LINDSEY: Of course! We met at the Wesley Foundation in Stillwater when we were both students at OSU. It was only my second week of college, and I was really nervous about putting myself out there to make new friends! I was there for a pizza party when I heard a ridiculous laugh from across the basement. He was a sophomore. We sang in an international choir together. It was a slow burn...we were definitely friends first. Finally, we were able to confess our feelings toward each other! We dated for 4 years before we got married. "What do you do for work? Do you have any hobbies?"

LINDSEY: At OSU, I was an American studies major, and I also got a degree in sociology. Right after college, I actually came back to Chapel Hill to be a teacher for MDO. Then I got hired at a title company — I was there for 4 years. I started singing at an early age. In high school, I was a vocal performance major at Classen School of Advanced Studies. I had a lot of one-on-one training. The international choir that Mason and I both participated in was for fun. I've been a part of Caterbury Voices since 2015! "Do you have any advice for the younger generation?"

LINDSEY: I would say, be yourself...the important people in your life will love you no matter what. To take that sentiment a step further, try and spend more time getting to know people rather than worrying what they might think about you. "What do you think has been your biggest contribution to Chapel Hill?"

LINDSEY: Hmm...that's a good question! I actually don’t think it's happened yet, but Mason and I have a lot of ideas and we're working on it together. I think we’re sowing seeds and tilling the earth.

We thank you Lord for the energy, vision and voice that Lindsey brings to Chapel Hill. She is truly a joy to be around, and her very presence fills the church with positivity and hope!


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