Pastor Lind was born on January 16,1952 at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and spent most of his growing up years in west Texas finishing High School in Elgin, Illinois.
He graduated in 1975 from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education holding concentrations in Earth Science and Music. In 1975 he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois and Ft. Wayne, Indiana and spent his year of vicarage at The Lutheran Church of Arcata, Arcata, California. In 1979 he received his Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained into the ministry on June 24, 1979 at St. John Lutheran Church Rodenburg, Schaumburg, Illinois.
He served as Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Iowa from 1979 to 1987, Faith Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa from 1988-1995, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Elma, Iowa from 1998-2001, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Troy, Wisconsin from 2004 until his retirement on July 31, 2017.
In 2007-2008 he completed a four quarter Clinical Pastoral Education residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, Iowa, with concentrations in the Neurology Unit, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and the Neurological Intensive Care Unit; receiving Advanced Standing from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Ecclesiastical endorsement from The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in hospital chaplaincy.
In 1995-1996 he completed a second, four quarter Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blanks Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, concentrating his time on several surgical floors and at Blanks Children’s Hospital.
In 2001, he became a chaplain at St. Michael Hospital, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where in addition to regular floors visits he served as the chaplain for the ICU unit, served on the hospitals ethics committee, and while at St. Michael was received into membership by the National Association of Professional Chaplains.