Dear The Park Family,
The book of Philippians 3:14 states that:
“I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward — to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back.“
(The Message Bible)
This Philippians passage empowers and inspires me to accomplish mightily in the name of Jesus Christ. With God’s help and yours, we can accomplish mightily here at The Park.
It is an exciting opportunity to serve as your senior pastor for many reasons:
- I admire your rich history of leadership in this Annual Conference and beyond.
- I have seen your multi-generational congregation.
- I have heard about your outreach to the Pacesetters School.
- Your ministry to those imprisoned is known nationwide.
As we journey together, I look forward to shepherding you with Bible studies, pastoral care, and Bible-based counseling. I really enjoy working with staffs and creating teams. Young people and young adults thrive under my leadership. In my previous role as the Communications Director for the North Texas Annual Conference, we utilized a host of cutting-edge communication practices that can be implemented here at Hamilton Park UMC. Those seven years as a member of the North Texas Conference Extended Cabinet afforded me exposure to national and international United Methodist Church best practices and growth strategies. Together let’s cast a revitalizing vision.
I am a lifelong United Methodist from Charlotte, NC. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Subsequently, I earned a Master of Theological Studies degree, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas.
My husband Robert and I have been married for 33 years, and we have two adult children. I am the first African-American woman to be ordained an elder in the North Texas Annual Conference. I have served as senior pastor of four North Texas United Methodist Churches.
I have my eyes on the goal of leading this great church to a place of ecclesial excellence.
We can do it. God is able!
Rev., Dr. Sheron C. Patterson