Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch is a United Church of Christ pastor who has been chasing literal wild geese for decades and the festival kind as long as there has been a Wild Goose Festival. He has learned in ministry, birding, and festival attending that the journey is the destination. At dawn you will find him listening to the birdsong chorus and at midnight instigating worship with moonshine. A past winner of both the World Series and Super Bowl of Birding, he knows how to be a fool in pursuit of goals. With a life list of bird species approaching 500, he has the skill to identify birds and the desire to learn from their wisdom. Whether leading worship or a bird walk, he has knowledge to share, but the goal is always to maximize the experience of the participants, including his own.