God. Program. Family. In this talk I share a bit of my personal story and the powerlessness I felt when my husband relapsed. I had been working my own program, but when the relapse happened, my fear was bigger than my program, and my fear was certainly bigger than my faith. This tells the story of how I came to understand what surrender really means and what it looked like when I turned over my will and my life. Embracing God’s will for my life meant having faith enough to be obedient to the uncomfortable – and not just the uncomfortable but becoming obedient to the unenforceable. That’s really what living in today is all about. Can I have faith enough, just for today?
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING OFFICER
Cindy Patterson accepted her role as Chief Development and Marketing Officer in 2019. Cindy has more than 16 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, most recently serving as Development Officer for United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Prior to that she was V.P. of Development for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a position she held for 10 years after serving as Development Director for Nashville Read. Before her many years in fundraising, Cindy was the Manager of Premium Services for American Airlines.
Originally from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University.