|Community Life Pastor|
Rev. Vicki Patton
Hi, I'm Vicki Patton, Community Life Pastor with WCC. I absolutely love what I do! My primary responsibilities include equipping and supporting our small group leaders and other ministry teams. Together we want our church to be the place people can go to make life-long friends. I also assist our Compassionate Ministries leaders, knowing that caring for the needs of the people is at the heart of all that Jesus calls us to do. Come join one of our many groups of couples, singles, guys and gals!
I am the mom of five wonderful children and the nana of three delightful grandchildren! It has been my greatest privilege to watch Eric, Jerod, Jacob, Daniel and Libby grow into the fine young people that they are. Eric and his wife, Amy, have blessed me with two wonderful grandbabies, Katelyn and Elijah Steven. Jerod and his wife, Michelle, have blessed me with my third grandbaby, our precious little Serenity Faith. Each one brings a new joy to my life (I have pictures!). I am excited to watch as God unfolds the plans He has for our family.
In a previous life:
I was, and at heart remain, a proud Army wife. My husband, Steve, served with 160th SOAR for 16 years. Our entire military career was spent at Fort Campbell, with our only moves being from Werner Park to Drennan Park, and then to Woodlawn! In Steve's eighteenth year of service, he was diagnosed with cancer. By God's grace, Steve continued to serve until his retirement. God's grace and mercy continues to be a source of strength and hope now.
I am an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. I have Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Nazarene Bible College and a second degree in Counseling in Christian Ministry.
Interests and Favorites
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, eating and laughing together.
My television remote always clicks to Fox News or Home and Garden TV. One of these days I'm going to find time to build that patio and plant my dream garden.
I enjoy silly "chick flicks" that make me laugh and cry, but other favorites include all of the Rocky movies. You will find me always cheering for the underdog.
I love to read books on leadership and theology, but on a quiet day off I can spend hours and hours reading the latest download to my Kindle.
God encourages me with these words from Isaiah 40:31: "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."