Meet Pastor Patricia!
We’re excited to welcome Pastor Patricia to our UMOM family! Pastor Patricia has worked in the church for several years in a multitude of capacities. She felt called to ministry in 2001, and was a local church minister before the Bishop appointed her as a licensed local pastor in Buckeye. Pastor Patricia shares that she is looking forward to getting to know the families and individuals at UMOM and hearing their stories. She is embracing the challenge of creating new, engaging ministry opportunities across campus.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I moved to Arizona in 1973.
How long have you been a pastor?
I have been a pastor for four years; two years in Buckeye, AZ and two years in Youngtown, AZ.
What did you do before you became a pastor?
Before I was a pastor, I worked as a case manager with workers that had job related injuries.
What are you looking forward to during your time at UMOM?
I am looking forward to getting to know the clients and their stories. I love the challenge of creating exciting and new ministries for everyone to embrace.
What kind of things can people talk to you about?
I am a good listener. You can talk to me about whatever is on your heart that you want to share; your hurts, your joys, your concerns, your ideas, etc.
Can you explain what a pastor does?
A pastor is a spiritual leader of the body that they serve. I listen, and counsel as needed. My main job is to affirm and support all clients by fulfilling their spiritual needs.
More about Pastor Patricia…
What is your favorite board game? Monopoly or Clue!
What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy exercising and like to ride my bike near the canal. I like to read about politics, decorate and design my house, and organizing.
A few fun facts…
– I played the piano as a child and forgot my song at the recital!
– I started a career in journalism, but decided that it was not for me.
– My father came to this country from Macedonia, and I am very proud of my heritage.