Pat has personally experienced the healing power of God. After a turbulent childhood and rebellious early adulthood, she responded to the invitation of Jesus Christ to follow him in 1976. Over the years, Pat has learned the essential interconnectedness of the Word, community, and personal ministry in healing and maturing. The Lord continues to reveal areas for more obedience, more opportunities to become a “splendid” planting for the display of His glory. She lives and teaches the powerful promises of Isaiah 61.
Pat has been involved in small group ministry for over 30 years and has written two Bible studies. Her most recent book, Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging Group Members, equips small group leaders to better serve their groups as well as their challenging memebers. Her nationally acclaimed book, Small Group Bible Studies: How to Lead Them has been translated into Korean and is coaching a new generation of small group leaders in Korea.
Pat has had over two hundred magazine and e-zine articles published and has written a number of booklets. She is a popular retreat and conference speaker.
A lay counselor since 1978, Pat received training under a variety of ministries. She uses a Biblical approach as she ministers to women, many of whom have been sexually and ritually abused.
Pat has been married to her husband, Bob, since 1979. Their son, Joshua, whom they home schooled through high school, graduated from Biola University with a major in film studies and now heads up his own film production company. In 2006 he married the lovely Alisa. The Sikoras love to travel, especially when they can photograph oak trees—or just about anything else