Lindsay is Rector of the Octagon Parish in the rural South Downs near Chichester and is a former Marlborough parent. She read Law at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and briefly practised at the Bar before studying theology in London and Oxford.
She was ordained in the Diocese of Oxford in 1999 and served a curacy in Bampton, Oxfordshire. The majority of her ministry has been in higher education and clergy training, as Chaplain of Pembroke College and Westcott House, Cambridge, and most recently as a tutor and lecturer at St Mellitus College in London, the largest theological training institution in the Church of England.
She was Junior Proctor of the University of Cambridge in 2009–10 where she served on a number of university bodies, committees and boards and was responsible for maintaining good order and the right to free speech across the university. She is a governor of the Church of England primary school in her parish and was appointed to the Council in June 2019.