Meet Patrick Wilson, our nominee for deacon.
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, and at the age of five, I came to a knowledge of God’s saving grace in Christ. A tragic accident in my early 20s drove me deeper in my dependence, trust and relationship with God.
Jennifer and I met when we were in our late 30s – I was in Washington teaching veterinary anatomy at WSU, and she was teaching 3rd grade at a Christian school, doing art on the side, and serving in several rolls at an inner city church near Boston, Massachusetts. Two years later, in 2004, we were married and we moved her to join me in Pullman, Washington. After 3 years, we were blessed with the birth of Michaiah, the daughter we thought we couldn’t have. Then 4.5 years later, we were again blessed by the adoption of Benjamin from China, the son we thought we couldn’t have. In 2019, God relocated us because of my career to College Station and then led us to Westminster. We are so thankful to be a part of this loving fellowship in this Christ centered church where we have really enjoyed plugging-in to our church family life.
While a student and then faculty at WSU in Pullman, Washington, I served in an Evangelical Free campus ministry church helping with set up, keeping the financial records, connecting with students and delivering the message a couple times. After getting married, we attended Trinity Baptist Church where Jennifer and I taught 5th & 6th grade Sunday school, and developed curriculum. I also served as a greeter. We were also active in out reach programs and developed some graphics for church use. Later, when we were attending Concordia Lutheran Church, I filled in for some adult Sunday school classes, ushered, and helped with out reach on campus move-in days.
I believe my spiritual gifts are presently in the areas of service, teaching, hospitality and intercession, but I trust He will equip me with whatever I need for His service. I enjoy serving in the life of the church as I am serving both my Lord and being part of His people. Presently, our family really enjoys our time serving with RUFI. I also enjoy plugging in at church where needed as opportunities arise. I enjoy getting to know the people God brings into our lives, watching and seeing how He is and has worked in their lives, praying for and encouraging them, and sharing life with them. I enjoy being part of this Gospel community for life’s journey in that it allows me to connect with people in a way that is meaningful to Kingdom work and to individuals as well.