Pastor Patricia Shope (Pat) was born and raised in Central PA. She graduated from Huntingdon Area High School and earned an Associate of Arts in business from Penn State Altoona, a Bachelor of Science in human resources from Juniata College and a Ph. D. from PSU in organizational development. She is a Local Licensed Pastor pursuing a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.
Before entering ministry Pastor Pat spent twenty-five years in Adult Education, teaching for Juniata College and Penn State as well as working with small businesses and non-profit groups on strategic planning, leadership and organizational development.
Pastor Pat and her husband Craig have three children and two grandchildren and reside in Huntingdon PA.