PhD Leadership, Andrews University
I currently serve the educational needs of ministry professionals engaged in graduate studies at the Seminary. My primary focus within the Christian Ministries Department apart from serving as department chair is master and doctoral level classes in leadership and administration. In addition I serve as the executive director of the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University which is dedicated to providing Christian Leadership development and guidance to organizations and ministry teams around the world.
God has led me through seventeen years of pastoral ministry in Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and Georgia. I have served the needs of pastors for two years as a ministerial director in the Greater New York Conference and for twelve years in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference as ministerial director and vice-president for pastoral ministries and evangelism.
I was granted a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration from Andrews University in 2007. My research and subsequent dissertation explored the leadership roles and relationships of pastors and educators in the context of the SDA church school.
Glenda blesses my life as my wife and we make our home in Berrien Springs, Michigan. We have four children and six grandchildren.
The love given me by my family is a constant strength and a reminder of my humanity. The joy of cabinet and furniture making, tinkering with computers, genealogy research and birding are my hedge against imbalance.
Dr. Patterson is the cohort coordinator for the international in-residence Leadership cohorts in the DMin program. He also teaches some of the leadership modules for cohorts in overseas locations.