Originally from Desloge, MO, Patti has called Arkansas home for 21 years. Prior to answering the call to full-time ministry, Patti had a long career in professional social work including work in hospice, Head Start, and training early childhood professionals through Family Medicine at UAMS. She holds a Master's Degree in Education, a Master's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. She was commissioned as a Provisional Elder at the 2016 Annual Conference. Her pastoral experience includes Pastor of the Altus and Granada's Chapel UMC's and as Associate Pastor at the First UMC in Russellville, AR. Patti and her husband, Paul are very active in the Walk to Emmasu/Chrysalis community. They have one daughter, Ellie who has completed her first year at the University of Arkansas.