林美音1962年10月29日出生於台灣台北市。為林建中(台大教授)和蔡雅雪(師大教授)之長女。在基督徒家庭長大並在台北中崙教會受洗。小時在台讀幼稚園、小學、初中。於1977年隨父母和兄弟全家五人移民美國。初在Seattle讀高中、大學(UW) 。大學2年級時轉學來New Jersey，Rutgers大學並於1989年獲音樂碩士學位(MM) 。1990年婚生育一女，Krista。先住在長島，2005年搬回New Jersey設籍在Denville，先後擔任Parsippany長老教會和Montville歸正教會音樂主任並在家裡收學生教鋼琴。她一生事奉教會及養育Krista為最大快樂和希望。
Mei-In (Cathy) Lin Biography
Cathy was born on 29th of October 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is the eldest daughter of Professor Kent Lin of Taiwan University and Professor Joy Tsai of Taiwan Normal University. She grew up in a Christian family and was baptized in the Chong-Lune church in Taipei. During her youth, she attended kindergarten, primary school, middle school in Taiwan. In 1977 her family (parents and three siblings) emigrated to the U.S. She completed high school and started college (University of Washington) in Seattle. As a sophomore, she transferred to Rutgers University in New Jersey and obtained a master’s degree in music (MM) in 1989. She married in 1990 and gave birth to a daughter, Krista. She lived on Long Island until 2005 before moving back to Denville, New Jersey. She has previously served as the Parsippany Presbyterian Church. Most recently she served as the Montville Reformed Church music director and also taught piano privately at her home studio. She devoted her energy and life to raising Krista, who gave her immense joy and hope.
In July 2013, she was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and began undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. At the end of 2013, she decided not to continue the second phase of chemotherapy but instead to proceed with alternative natural therapy so that she could continue to work. During early May 2014 her health conditions deteriorated and she passed away during the early morning of June 4 at home. Before her spirit departed, her immediate family (parents, two brothers and daughter Krista) were all by her side praying for her journey.
Cathy was very close to the Montville Reformed Church family, serving the church passionately with all her strength. After her passing, Cathy’s wish is to be forever close to the Lord’s chapel. Cathy’s innocent, perseverance, faith, love and hope permeated her life and gave great witness to Lord Jesus Christ.