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Mack Patrick

  • Dubuque, IA
  • He/him/his

Ministry setting

Awaiting call in the Nebraska Synod

What brings you joy in your ministry?

Youth! The children of our today are so creative and they are able to see God in new ways that gives me goosebumps. I love working with children of all ages especially in worship and at camp.

Who inspires you in ministry or seminary?

I am inspired by those who stand proud through difficult times. I am inspired in ministry by those I interact with that continue to encounter the word no but doesn’t give up. I am inspired by the bruised and broken and their willingness to be vulnerable.

What are your interests outside of ministry?

I enjoy geocaching and rock climbing. I love reading books of all genres. If its nice outside, I am likely there as well. When the weather changes you can catch me playing video games and doing puzzles.

Best meal you've ever eaten?

Too many meals eaten with amazing people to just pick one!

Did you always want to be clergy?

I always wanted to help people but didn’t hear my call to ordained ministry till I was in college. God opened my heart to hear the call through a two-year old little boy in Central America that showed me so much love and joy despite everything. It was then that I knew I was being called to serve within the church.

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