Assistant Director, Carpenter Program on Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Lyndsey Godwin has provided holistic sexuality education, professional training, and program design for thousands of youth, parents, and professionals over the last five years as an Educator and Manager at Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersections of sexuality and faith within the framework of decision-making; relationships; and community norms, practices, and ethics. Lyndsey graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School with a Master of Divinity (honors) along with a certificate from the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality in 2008, and holds a Bachelors of Philosophy (honors) from Miami University of Ohio. She has developed and implemented faith-based sexual health curriculums for congregations and communities in Middle Tennessee, including Sexuality Retreats for youth programs. She has served as a “Leading Faithfully” Trainer, in partnership with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and is Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute Fellow with the Center for American Progress. Lyndsey is currently the Chair of the Adolescent Sexual Responsibility Committee of Alignment Nashville. She also serves as a Youth Minister and Coordinator at Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville.