Holiday Park U M Church
Having been in ministry for over 30 years, Pat Nelson has served four local churches as lead pastor, and has been the pastor of Congregational Care in a large church, prior to being appointed to the Cabinet where she served God with the people in the Greensburg District. Pat obtained a GBHEM certification in Older Adult Ministry and has utilized that education in her pastoral ministry, and Pat values the faith legacies that older adults bring to the church. Pat has served in key leadership positions at both the conference and district level and has a solid, practical appreciation for our connectional system in the UMC. Pat has a heart for congregational care, partnering with laity, and enjoys preaching and administration. Pat's main focus in ministry is equipping and empowering people of all ages to grow and mature in their love and witness for Jesus. Pat and her husband Paul operate as a team in their approach to ministry. For fun, they've been known to square dance and ride intense roller coasters. They have a soft place in their heart for some dear friends in Zimbabwe. Their motto is: "Life is short. Try new things. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty." The Nelsons are enjoying partnering in ministry with the folks at the Holiday Park UMC and trust God's continued direction in all of the aspects of their lives and ministry.