Pat is our new Director of Adult Faith Formation. Here are a few words that Pat has given to tell us about himself.
I have been married to my lovely wife Karen since 1976. We have three amazing children with four beautiful grandchildren (and counting). I love scripture, playing the guitar and ballroom dancing with Karen. I play golf and disc golf with my son, Matthew, and I adore playing with my grandchildren.
I have been in full time lay ministry since 1976 and praise God for all he has given me. I have had 16 years in parish ministry, two years teaching religion at a Catholic High School and have completed my 23rd year in full time diocesan ministry. I also had one year of part-time parish and diocesan ministry. Currently, Karen and I attend SS. Peter & Paul Parish, in Ionia, MI, where I sing in the choir.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan, where I majored in Theology and English, and minored in Greek and Secondary Education. I received my Masters in Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from Regis University in Denver; and I am a certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in Youth Ministry, Catechesis, and Pastoral Ministry.