Rev. Dr. Jan Linn is a pastor at Spirit of Joy Christian Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. Linn serves as a member of The Jesus Connection, an organization that's goal is to create a network of mainline churches that will serve as resources for each other in order to transform both individuals and congregations. Prior to his current position, The Rev. Dr. Linn was a Professor of the Practice of Ministry at the Lexington Theological Seminary for 8 and a half years. He also served as chaplain at Lynchburg College in Virginia where he established Yokefellow, a small group ministry that taught discipline through silent retreats and daily practice. Over 200 students participated in these retreats. Also in Lynchburg, Linn began The Wood Ministry, through which college students cut, split, and delivered wood to the city's poor.