Speaker Event: Jennifer Patrick

Speaker Event: Jennifer Patrick

St. Joseph is the loving foster father of Jesus.  During the month of June we honor all fathers; biological, adoptive, foster, step, grand, god, and more.  Join us for guest speaker Jennifer Patrick from Family Enrichment Center who will share about the amazing gift of adoption.  This event will also have a presentation on the charism of the Foster Father of Jesus.  June 16, 7-8pm. Special gifts and surprises available to those who participate.

Jennifer Patrick, Recruitment & Retention Supervisor for the Region 3 Resource Team, is a Certified Family Life Educator with her Master’s from Spring Arbor University (2016) and her B.A. in Communications from Western Michigan University (1994). Jennifer began fostering when she was single at 27. She was a PRIDE (pre-licensing) trainer and has served Region 3 in other capacities. Jennifer is purposeful and enthusiastic in working to educate and build structures for more positive outcomes for Michigan children in care.

Jennifer created the program “Fostering Partnerships” which encourages members of faith communities to become foster parents while empowering churches to build sustainable support systems for foster, adoptive and kinship families in their congregations or communities. She is the recipient of the 2016 Faith Communities Excellence Award.