Pastor Patrick is the newbie on staff… just arriving in August 2012. His passion is to help the church develop a Culture of Grace where we can learn how to follow Jesus and love one another really well. If we can’t love each other with humility like Jesus taught, what do we have to offer the world? Patrick studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has also taken lots of “life classes” because God signed him up for them. Having suffered from a painful illness, some broken relationships, and his own pride, Patrick has a few scars to help remember God’s faithfulness and grace. Patrick is passionate about expository preaching, Peacemaker Ministries, small groups, fishing, and working together with the Pastoral Team and staff at BEFC! He is loved by his wife and 4 boys at home as well as his faithful golden retriever, Maggie.