Cathy Patterson
Preschool ministry director

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Cathy is the Director of Preschool Ministries at Brainerd Baptist Church and has served in her role since July, 2015. Cathy’s family started attending Brainerd over ten years ago, but the family left for 2 ½ years for Cathy to serve as Director to Preschool and Children at another local church. Cathy has been married to her high school sweetheart, James, since 1993, and they have a son, Joseph, who is studying engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. James manages rental properties, and Cathy attributes her ability to serve on staff to James’ support and his flexible schedule.
 
Cathy began her life-long love of serving children and families during her high school years when she became a preschool Sunday school teacher. After receiving her accounting degree and MBA, Cathy served at church in various volunteer leadership roles in adult discipleship and in preschool and children’s. She never dreamed that God was preparing her for seminary or to serve on staff at a local church. After being a stay at home mom for over ten years, Cathy committed to attend New Orlean Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2009 and graduated in December, 2015.
 
Now for the fun stuff! Cathy has a dog named Hershey and a cat named Bella. Cathy enjoys doing crafts, drinking coffee, spending time with family and friends, reading books, and watching an occasional Hallmark movie or Paw Patrol.

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