Lina grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, South America. Her husband Wilson and Lina served the IFES ministry for International Students National as Advisors, for almost thirty-two years. Prior to moving to the USA, she was a Professor of Statistics at the National University of Colombia. She also has a Master’s degree in Christian Ministries and got her certificate as trained Spiritual Director and Supervisor for Spiritual Directors at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. She has served as the prayer coordinator for Urbana 2009 and 2012 Missions Convention, she leads retreats, serves as Spiritual Director and supervises and mentors staff on sabbaticals. She is a member of the Covenant Church National Association of Spiritual Directors in the USA.