Informed by his experience with gang-affiliated, marginalized Latinx farm-working communities, and administration in higher education and private industry, Patrick consults, speaks, and advises leaders on institutional capacity building for faith communities seeking to embody their vision of justice and peace. Informed by his home community of Salinas, California, Patrick has published research focusing on the intersection of religious practice, community capacity building, social action, and theological education.
Patrick holds a Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, a Master of Arts from Claremont School of Theology, and a Bachelors of Arts from University of California, Sacramento.
Patrick directs FTE’s Doctoral Initiatives, carrying the work forward of Dr. Charles Shelby Rooks (Revolution in Zion, 1990), Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, and Matthew Wesley Williams. His portfolio includes oversight of the process and awarding of Fellowships for Doctoral students of African, Latino/a, Asian, and First Nations decent. Patrick directs the design and process of mentorship, student support, and professional development opportunities for FTE’s Fellows. He also leads the development of strategic partnerships with organizational and institutional leaders who will advance the mission of supporting scholars of color. In his work with partners, Patrick convenes the Mentoring Consortium. This collaboration of executives from partner organizations who support scholars of color provides a platform to build and strengthen collaborative relationships, share knowledge and learning from partner organizational contexts, and collectively address many emerging trends and issues for our respective communities and theological education. This work is in service to FTE’s mission to cultivate diverse young adults to be faithful, wise and courageous leaders for the church and academy.