Father Bernie, his wife, Paige, and daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth
The F/V Seajay was built in 1980 in Cut Off, Louisiana with the original name “My Father”. It came through the Panama Canal and spent several years in Newport, Oregon as an albacore boat with the name “Sharon B”. Eventually, she was sold, named “Seajay”, and relocated to Honolulu to fish for Big Eye Tuna. Father Bernie got the boat in March of 2010 to replace the aging “Panda”, a 56 foot wooden crabber that had been in the family for 40 years. Currently, the Lindley family fishes for Dungeness crab in the winter and albacore tuna in the summer.
The band shell wasn’t erected yet, but, it was almost the exact same spot in Azalea Park where Fr. Bernie graduated from high school on a summer day in 1985. He is seated in the front row, second from the right.
In early July of 2008, Fr. Bill Smith retired as vicar of St. Tim’s, passing the pastoral responsibilities of St. Tim’s to Fr. Bernie.