302-998-0434 ext. 104
Ninety-Six, South Carolina
B.S., Lander University, 1984
M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1987
D. Min., Columbia Theological Seminary, 2002
For more than twenty years, Patrick has been married to Debra Ebling, a minister in the United Church of Christ. They have one son, Nathan. Their annual visit to the family’s rustic mountain cabin, eating crepes at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, trips to the beach with close friends, and leisurely walks together around a nearby lake fill Patrick’s days with joy.
Since his ordination in September of 1987, Patrick has served small, medium, and large congregations in the Carolinas, Pennsylvania and, now, Delaware. With a playful (if not strange!) sense of humor, certification as a pastoral counselor, and a passion for preaching, he enjoys inviting others to view life through the lens of the Gospel. He particularly finds fulfilling that tinkle in people’s eyes when they discover how God is inviting them to invest their gifts in ministry.
University of South Carolina football, movies, and reading to Shadow, his beloved dog.