Vice President of International Ministries
Pat brings valuable leadership to the KidZ at Heart leadership community. He leads the team of our international training department helping to recruiting teams and ensuring best practices are kept throughout the short-term missions trip process. Pat also creatively combines this leadership with his background in operations management.
While Pat is QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certified, he leads operations and bookkeeping with incredible expertise. Pat has been on staff with KidZ at Heart since 2012.
Before joining KidZ at Heart, Pat served as Children’s Pastor at Troy Christian Church, Troy, OH, for eight years. He has also served in many capacities within the information technology industry. Wanting to instill a heart for the world, Pat and his family went on a missions trip when the girls were younger.
Pat has two daughters, Emma (a student at Charleston Southern University) and Audrey (a homeschooled high school student). He enjoys hiking and biking. He is passionate about missions and connecting kids to Christ.
Hundreds of children's leaders--those trusted individuals with whom children have an ongoing relationship--gathered for training in various locations throughout Southern Africa. These trusted leaders took their roles very seriously. They not only have ongoing relationships with children, they have a God-given responsibility to nurture these children within their own culture. Though faced with a lack of resources and training, they wanted to know the best ways to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus.
As a start of the KidZ at Heart partnership [...]
What Others are Saying
- Pastor Hugo was amazed at the turn out and was beaming every time he saw the number of participants. He caught the enthusiasm of the people and asked when we could come back.
- From Natalia in Ukraine:
- “I never thought we could teach children like this”, and “These ideas are so helpful – I will begin using them immediately.”
- Helped her to look at her ministry through the children’s eyes. Teachers in the center can focus on their children, she never thought to look from child’s point of [...]