Lucinda Nygard Lien grew up in rural North Dakota and has served in ND since her ordination. She currently is the pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Jamestown, N.D., a rancher at Ypsilanti, ND, and a volunteer EMT with Edgeley Ambulance, Edgeley, N.D. 

Lucinda is married to Dustin and they have two children, Ian (10) and Ella (8). They live on their farm where raise beef cattle. They also have dogs, draft horses, chickens, and a milk cow named Millie. Their goal is to produce most of their own food and enjoy teaching others how to grow, freeze, can, and make cheese.

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