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email:  ppatters@shaw.ca

mail: 694 Victor Street / Winnipeg, MB Canada / R3E 1Y5

phone:  204-774-5301

Work Experience Founder and Teacher/Editor
Watershed School of Formation - Winnipeg, MB

• Program Administrator
• Curriculum Planner and Teacher
• Spiritual Mentorship Trainer
• Watershed Online Website Editor
• Freelance Writer:

"Pick Up a Hammer and a Nail", Mending the Soul : Inspirational Stories of Recovery from Addiction (Publication date by Inner Trek TBA)

"Frankenstein's Self-Centeredness Leads Inevitably to Self-Destruction" (excerpted from "The Passions of Prometheus"), Readings on Frankenstein, edited by Don Nardo. Greenhaven Press, 2000.

"Speaking Patiently", Moving Beyond Diets, 2000.

AOL Addiction and Recovery Forum Staff Writer (1998).

"Sponging the Stone: Transformation in A Christmas Carol ", Dickens Journal, December 1994.

"Catch Us If You Can", New Frontier magazine, 1992.

"Desert Words to Live By"
, Watershed Journal, 1991.

"Ask the Popcorn Man...", Mennonite Economic Development Agency journal, 1985.

"A Christian Approach to Homosexuality", Mennonite Brethren Herald, 1984.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship - Winnipeg, MB

• Teacher
• Preacher
• Counsellor
• Program Administrator
• Workshop Coordinator
- Addiction and Recovery
- Church’s Task in Mental Illness
- MBTI Workshop: Teaching with a Difference
• MBTI Trainer
• Inner City Social Ministry Co-ordinator
• member of AIDS Educational Committee of Mennonite Central Committee (Canada)

Youth Guidance Director
Youth for Christ - Winnipeg, MB

• Worked with Troubled Adolescents
• Regional Staff Training and Support

Pastoral Counselor & Educator
Christian Resource Centre - Winnipeg, MB

• Worked with post-psychiatric patients
• Trained Para-Professionals in people helping skills
• Supervised Pastoral trainees
• Summer Intern in Northern Manitoba communities

To embrace the integrative nature of interdisciplinary studies using the breadth and depth of spiritual traditions in the context of personal formation.

Education Master of Theological Studies Degree
Regent College - Vancouver, BC

• Emphasis on Spiritual Theology and Literature
• Received Interdisciplinary Studies (Literature and Spirituality) Award

Master of Biblical Studies Diploma

Regent College - Vancouver, BC

• Emphasis on Exegetical and Historical Theology

Bachelor of Religious Education
Mennonite Brethren College of Arts - Winnipeg, MB

• Huebert Historical Scholarship
• Contemporary Ministries Scholarship
• Proficiency Scholarship from the University of Winnipeg


Married to Bev, and has a son, Sean, and a step-son, Erik

Former Professional memberships Manitoba Association for Psychological Type

Kerygma Canada Trainer Lay Program for Biblical Literacy

Co-ordination of Pastoral Fellowship, Mennonite Brethren Churches of Manitoba

Interests and activities Literature, Music, Film Criticism, Swimming, Walking, Music Appreciation, Literacy Classics

"From my birth I have aspired like the eagle - but unlike the eagle, my wings have failed... Congratulate me then that I have found a fitting scope for my powers."

- Mary Shelley ( Author of Frankenstein)