Patricia D. Brown
Curriculum Vitae 2016
Executive Director and Spiritual Director, Spiritworks Center for Formation and Leadership. Ordained Elder in Full Connection under episcopal appointment by The United Methodist Church, Susquehanna Conference.
Bereavement Services Manager, VITAS Healthcare Pittsburgh.
2010 Certificate, Interim-Ministry Education, Pittsburgh School of Theology, Pittsburgh, PA. for experienced pastors to work with congregations during pastoral transition and/or congregational transformation.
2002 Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology and Practical Spirituality, Graduate College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences of The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati. Dissertation: Practices of Prayer: Practical Spirituality in the Context of Pastoral Theology. Internship: Formation Program in Spiritual Direction, Institute for Christian Studies, Episcopal Diocese, Orlando, Fl.
1984 M. Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa.
1980 B.S. in Education, Lock Haven University, Pa.
1973 A.A., Northeastern Junior College, Villanova, Pa.
2010 - 2013 Faculty, West Virginia Licensed Pastors’ Course of Study, The United Methodist Church
“Pastoral Care for Spiritual Formation”, Fall term
2001 – Present Executive Director, Spiritworks Center for Formation & Leadership.
- Education and training of leaders and professionals.
- Humanitarian philanthophy, outreach, and service projects to Rwanda, Africa.
2006 - 2008 Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Direction, Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, Wa.
- Chair, Theology Department
- Chair, TRACS Recertification Committee
- Member, By-Law Committee
- Faculty Advisor, Chapel/Worship Student Committee
2006 - 2007 Adjunct Faculty, Fuller Seminary, Seattle Campus
Lecturer in Christian Education and Catechesis
2003 – 2006 Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Educational Ministries, Seattle Pacific University. School of Theology, Wa.
- Scholarship Academic Programs and Special Events
- University Faculty Council
- Faculty Advisor
- Worship Committee of the University Chaplain
2002 - 2003 Hospice Chaplain, VITAS Hospice of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl.
- On-call chaplain for the dying and their families
- Ecumenical religious consultant, Hospice team
- Created rituals for the dying and their families
2001 Substitute Teacher, Elementary Education, Winter Park School District, Fl.
1996–2000 Associate Council Director, Spiritual Formation, Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Fl.
- Budgeted and administered division
- Authored major women’s spirituality resources
- Established joint school for Spiritual Direction with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida
- Hosted National Spiritual Formation Consultation
- Facitiated worship for 1, 500 member Annual Conference
1993–1996 Associate Council Director, Spiritual Nurture and Evangelism, Central Pennsylvania Conference, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Authored resource on worship for congregations.
- Created resource on vocational discernment.
- Authored book on leadership.
- Administered network of field consultants.
1989 - 1993 Executive Secretary for Mission Evangelism, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, New York City, N.Y.
- Consulted with congregations and churches throughout U.S. and six continents
- Authored two major policy statements
- Served as liaison staff to the Evangelism Program Ministry of the National Council of Churches.
1987-1989 Chaplain-Supervisor Residency, Association for Clinical Pastoral Educators, Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, Pa.
1989 Interim Pastor, inner-city multi-racial congregation, Trinity United Methodist Church.
1987 Substitute Teacher, Elementary Education, Danville School District, Danville, Pa.
1984-1987 Pastor to three rural congregations, Muncy Valley United Methodist Charge, Pa.
1982 - 1984 Chaplain, Basic-Advanced Residency, Association for Clinical Pastoral Educators, Geisinger Medical Center and Danville State Mental Hospital, Danville, Pa.
1980-1981 Chaplain, Worlds End-Ricketts Glen State Parks, The Pennsylvania Council of Churches.
1978-80 Co-Pastor (Clergy Couple), Student Pastor, two rural congregations, Castanea- Farrandsville United Methodist Churches, Pa.
- 2009 Interim Congregational MInistry Training, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Pa.
- 2005-09 Board of Directors and Secretary, Hope Made Real, Rwanda, Africa.
- 2004 Minister of Discipleship, Queen Anne United Methodist Church, Seattle.
- 2001 Spiritual Director, Institute of Christian Studies, Episcopal Diocese.
- 1999 Bereavement Facilitator, Walking the Mourner’s Path, Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida.
- 1992-96 Trustee, Board of Directors, Lebanon Valley College, Pa.
- 1993 Evangelism Statement of the National Council of Churches, USA
- 1992 Certified tutor, Volunteer Service Award, Laubach Literacy International.
- 1987 Clinical Member, Association for Clinical Pastoral Educators.
- 1986 Ordained Elder, The United Methodist Church.
- 1985-89 Founding Board of Directors, Women’s Rape and Crisis Center, Sullivan Co., Pa.
- 1982 Ordained Deacon, The United Methodist Church.
- 1980-01 Certificate of Teaching, PA State Department of Education
- 1980-01 Certified Reading Specialist, PA State Department of Education
- 1978-82 Licensed Pastor, The United Methodist Church.
Publications and Miscellaneous Presentations
- 30 Days of Hidden Hope for Hard Times, Sustaining words for difficult financial days. (Pittsburgh, Spiritworks Press, 2009).
- Pilgrimage: Meditations on a Journey of Faith. (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2007).
- Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God. Discover Your Prayer Type and Explore 40 Ways to Pray From 2000 Years of Christian Tradition (SanFrancisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2003).
- How to Start and Sustain a Faith-Based Women’s Spirituality Group: Circle of Hearts (Nashville: Abingdon, 2003).
- Heart to Heart: A Spiritual Journey for Women, Participant Guide (Nashville: Dimensions for Living, 1999).
- From the Heart Journal: A Personal Prayer Journal (Nashville: Dimensions for Living, 1999).
- Learning to Lead From Your Spiritual Center (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996).
- SpiritGifts: One Spirit, Many Gifts, Participant’s Resource (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996).
- SpiritGifts: One Spirit, Many Gifts, Leaders’ Resource (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996).
- 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living (Nashville: Dimensions for Living, 1992).
- Meditations for HIV & AIDS Ministries (New York: General Board of Global Ministries, 1992).
- Worship Resources for HIV & AIDS (New York: General Board of Global Ministries, 1991).
Chapters and Articles in Books
- Spiritual Direction in Context, “Circle of Hearts: Women’s Spirituality Groups” (Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publ., 2006.)
- Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation, “Streams of Christian Spirituality: A Comparative Summary, ” “Breath Prayer, ” “Examen, ” Guided Imagery, ” Meditation, Mental Prayer, ” Personality and Prayer, ” “Pilgrimage, ” Prayer, ” “Prayer Meeting, ” “Prayer of the Heart, ” “Prophetic Prayer, ” “Rosary, ” Verbal Prayer, ” Keith Beasley-Topliffe, ed. (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2003.
- Meditations for Mothers of Young Children. (Nashville: Abingdon, 1994).