Patrick was raised in Big Rapids, MI and grew up at St. Peter’s Lutheran church and school through 8th grade. Patrick gave his life to the Lord just before 3rd grade while attending summer camp at Spring Hill in Evart, MI. Just before high school his family made Trinity Fellowship their new church home. The time spent at Trinity, especially in the youth and adventure programs, was very formational for Patrick.
Patrick went on to study aviation at Western Michigan University with the intention of serving the Lord through missionary aviation someday. While at Western he met his wife, Jenny, and served for four years doing relational high school ministry with Young Life. Upon graduation, Patrick and Jenny were married and joined a Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission. Upon completion, Patrick sensed that his calling was more along the lines of relational and pastoral ministry, and so he took a position as a Young Life Church Partner in Grand Rapids, MI, where he served as youth director for five years, while also working toward his Master of Divinity degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Patrick and Jenny now have four children, age 8 and under, and they are excited to be in Newaygo County serving the Lord and His people at Trinity Fellowship|Newaygo Campus. Patrick loves getting to know new people, so be sure to stop by the Newaygo campus sometime and say hi!