Pat has been on staff since July 2005 when she has hired as the office manager. She became the first full-time paid director in January of 2008. Pat breaks down her role at Midwest into three words: secure, encourage, and cultivate. Her role is to secure long term volunteers to coordinate, encourage and maintain healthy staff relations, and cultivate good working relationships with donors and volunteers. She loves working at MMDC, "Everyone comes through the Center's doors are smiling and say, put me to work! I LOVE THAT!!" MMDC provides opportunities to serve, as John Wesley says, to " do all the good you can, in all the way you can, to all the people you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can as long as you ever can." Pat clings to this quote and truly sees God at work through the ministry of MMDC, she is joyful to be a part of it, and encourages others to get involved. Pat feels that her contributions are her spiritual gifts and that MMDC is making a real difference and ultimately making the world a better place.
Pat resides in Springfield, IL with her husband Don; she is a member of Sugar Creek Church. She has two grown children, Brant and Missy, and four grandchildren.
Pat's prayer for MMDC: "that it continues to be a place that is reaching out to compassionately help God's people in Christ's name."