Patrick was recently promoted to be CIY’s senior director of weekend events, but he has spent most of his 10 years on staff at CIY as the founder and director of SuperStart! – an interactive weekend event specifically tailored for preteen students (grades four, five and six). Patrick is passionate about preteen ministry, and is frequently sought after as a speaker and teacher all over the country. He is a graduate of Johnson Bible College. Prior to joining CIY, he and his wife, Samantha, were part of Traveling Mercies – a traveling theater group that performed in churches and at ministry-related events all over the country. Patrick also previously served as children’s ministry programmer at Northview Christian Church in Atlanta. Today Patrick and Samantha are members at Christ’s Church of Oronogo, near Joplin, MO, where Samantha is also on the ministry staff.