Joe & Linn Falvey

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Joe & Linn Falvey

Joe and I are part of Lancaster Alliance Church where Joe has served as an elder and small-group leader.  I (Linn) thoroughly enjoy my involvement in worship ministry, as violinist in the string ensemble.  We totally appreciate our church’s missions focus and intergenerational emphasis.  Relating to younger couples is always enjoyable as we do most of the premarital counseling here at ALM, encouraging toward a healthy, Christ-centered marriage!

We’ve been serving through Abundant Living Ministries since way back in 1994.  We are always thrilled as we see couples experience healing and renewal in their marriages.  We all enter marriage as imperfect individuals.  Christ is the only truly-firm foundation for marriage and we know He rebuilds our flawed foundations when there is a willingness to assume personal responsibility for failures and as we continue practicing forgiveness.

We grew up in South Jersey although Lancaster has been our home for the past 30 years.  Married in 1973, we have one daughter, Janel, who is a counselor and licensed therapist.

Joe has an MA in counseling from Denver Seminary.  Besides counseling agencies, Joe has worked in church ministries, rescue mission, Christian-school guidance, and caseworker for Lancaster County.  I (Linn) have used my BA in Art Education, teaching in both public and Christian schools.

We both enjoy the arts, antiquing, historical places, and the beach.  Most of all, we enjoy being with each other.

Joe and I have a special text which we have claimed for our family.  It’s Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity…”