A native of upstate NY and Pennsylvania, Rosie Lynch moved to Oklahoma in her early 20s after serving on the mission field in West Africa off and on for three years.
She received theological training at Rhema, Victory Bible Institute (VBI II), and EFM, Education for Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese. Education for social justice/sociology came from observing personal homelessness as a child to working with street kids as a young adult to adulthood serving women released from prison to integrate them into society. Her lifelong devotion has been to serve others and bring hope to those down and out.
Rosie has received formal educational training through Tulsa Community College for two Associate of Arts in Psychology and English Literature, and the University of Tulsa for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She currently works on her Master of Science in Mental Health at Northeastern State University.
Her numerous awards and leadership roles include the Gov. George Nigh Scholarship, The Kontagianas Leadership Award from TCC, TCC Student Government President, TCC Founders Honors Scholar, Chair of the OK Student Advisory Board to the OK State Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship/award, and is one of the TCC Top 50 Alumni.  She has been a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, PEO an educators society, and was the Vice Chair of the Okmulgee County Election Board. Her current associations are as a member of the Okmulgee Rotary Club, Member of the Okmulgee NAACP,  and Chair of the Okmulgee County Democratic Party.
She is passionate about community and civic involvement and volunteers at First United Methodist Church’s Food Pantry, and this past January organized the Okmulgee County Emergency Warming Center for those in need during the county’s frigid weather.
For fun, Rose loves gardening, and traveling, so far visiting 18 countries worldwide, and 44 states. She never meets a stranger and loves hearing people’s stories of who they are, what they believe, and why. She resides in Okmulgee County with her partner of fifteen years, and her outspoken cat, Miss Kitty, and is the grandmother to six beautiful and kind grandchildren.