"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths."
Pat is a faithful friend, spunky grandma, loving wife and mom, and servant to the Lord. She thinks “outside the box” all the time. When asked to share five words that best describe her, she came up with six! Those words are:
Pat is all these things and more. She shares that the best things in her life right now are “participating in activities with my family, including my church family. Hearing from my children about the adventures of being a parent, experiencing their children's first steps, first tooth lost, and their children building relationships with Jesus in their own churches...” She loves just being a grandparent.
She also loves watching parents bring their young child to church for the first time, seeing the pride and awe as they place their child in the preschool and knowing that she may have an opportunity to renew friendship in many of their lives as these are the second generation of children that she has been privileged to help guide spiritually at church.
In her role as Director of Preschool Ministries for Edmond's First Baptist Church, Pat’s main focus is “assisting families in finding a place to worship, serve, and grow as Christians.” She is working to build a church based education program to guide children into an understanding of who God is and the discovery of the plans He has for each individual person. She loves helping families connect with other families that have similar values and goals as they parent children in all stages of life, whether it be as a first time parent, single parent, or grandparents raising children. It is her goal to “provide a support for parents to help instill in their child a desire to form a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, and to create a warm inviting climate where boys and girls of all ages want to participate in activities that make them laugh, learn, and desire to build a relationship with Jesus. She works daily to provide materials for parents and children that meet their constantly changing needs.
Today Pat is most thankful for “Life and the constant change along with the knowledge that God is God and His plans are perfect.” When asked what one sentence she would share with someone that had the potential to change that person’s life she easily replied, “Read God's word to discover His plan and purpose for life.”