Lydie trained as a nurse in France and later as a midwife in Switzerland. She did exchange service in the USA with the Mennonites. She also studied Spanish in Spain and helped out in a Christian drug rehabilitation ministry. She then served in Haiti with SEL. She completed a certificate program at Western Seminary, and then joined WEC International with Scot. She has worked primarily as a nurse in a poor urban neighborhood over the last 17 years, and just retired this past year. She will serve in support roles as needed at Cornerstone.