Geoff Patterson, our new Senior Pastor, has spent the past 9 1/2 years serving as senior pastor of the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, a 3,800 member congregation in Apopka, FL. His wife Alicia is a religion professor at AdventHealth University. They have four children, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter who made an early appearance in late January. Prior to Forest Lake, the Patterson’s served in Marietta, GA, Yakima, WA, and Fairfax, VA. Both Geoff and Alicia have served as pastors, though most recently Alicia has been teaching. Prior to both attending seminary, Geoff worked for five years as a Chemical Engineer, and Alicia started an elementary school in Paducah, KY. The Pattersons consider themselves to be so blessed to have had such rich experiences in service to the Lord.