Josh grew up in Orlando, Florida discovering a passion for marching band, Jesus, and serving others. After some time working in media production at a few large churches, he felt the longing to make a difference beyond the consumer-focused show of Sunday morning and was either going to do communication work for a non-profit in Africa or become a pastor. Obviously, pastor won out.
He hit it off with his wife Laura (and fellow band nerd) on the dance floor of a friend's wedding and they have been married since 2015. They are passionate about sharing life and faith with other people. One of the ways they do this is as licensed foster parents. Josh and Laura love enjoying meals with friends, exploring new places with their dogs Scout and Jovie, and visiting their families in western North Carolina.
Josh is a graduate of Florida State University and Luther Seminary. Prior to serving as the Pastor at Common Table Decatur, he was a pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, Iowa and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Josh’s passion in life and ministry is to cultivate and multiply disciple-making communities that bring God’s love to the world. You can follow him at www.joshlinman.com
Music + Communications Director
Kyle moved to Atlanta from St. Simons Island three years ago and teaches piano, guitar, and ukulele to students in downtown Decatur. He has been involved in sacred music since he was a teenager, serving in Mainline Protestant congregations.
Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media from Middle Georgia State University, and recently completed a post-bachelor's program in Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan University.
When not making music, he enjoys coffee-shop hopping, finding local concerts, and kayaking. He lives in Atlanta with his daughter, Elizabeth.