Lydia is passionate about reaching people with the gospel so that their lives are transformed spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and has been a practicing veterinarian since that time. She started working with e3 Partners Ministry in 2010, a church planting ministry, doing short-term trips using veterinary medicine to reach lost people. In 2014, she joined the Community Transformation Team, the integral mission strategy team of e3, and later became the director.
She has been married to her husband Mark for almost 40 years and together they raised four children, and now have been blessed with five grandchildren.