Who am I?

Patti GibbonsThank you for coming by!

Who am I?

I’m a passionate pursuer of Jesus Christ, a wife of more than 25 years, and the mom of two incredible young adults.  I’m interested in people, what they do and why.  I’ve spent a good chunk of my adult life as a youth worker with a diversity of experience, but I’ve done some other interesting work also.

My Ministry with NNYM

Healthy youth workers are more effective youth workers.

Over the course of the last decade, I have been able to serve youth workers as a coach, mentor and peer support in numerous ways, such as providing confidential peer-to-peer support for youth workers facing various ministry and personal trials in The Oasis, a part of the Youth Ministry Exchange website; helping to establish the Soul Care team for Simply Youth Ministry and KidMin Conferences; and taking on one-on-one coaching relationships in my independent ministry; among others. It was in these settings where I learned the deep challenges youth workers face in caring for their own spiritual needs in the day-to-day demands of serving youth.

When I joined the National Resource Team of the National Network of Youth Ministries as Discipleship Coordinator in June 2015, it was with the conviction that we can multiply the Kingdom impact of youth workers by investing in their spiritual care. Healthy youth workers are more effective youth workers.

How Can You Help?

This is a new role to the organization and one that I look forward to building as a robust resource for the benefit of both youth workers and the young people they serve. It will also be my privilege to serve the NNYM team and their families as Chaplain. I am presently dedicated full-time to raising the financial and prayer partners needed to sustain this ministry of NNYM for the long-term. Interested in learning more? I would love to talk with you! Use the contact form here to reach out.

I send out a regular email newsletter with updates and prayer requests, which you can subscribe to receive by clicking here.

Click here or use the widget in the sidebar to make a fully tax-deductible donation in support of my work at NNYM, a 501(c)3 charitable organization accredited by ECFA. To set up a recurring gift, use this form [opens PDF file].

Speaking and Writing Opportunities

Whenever I can, I write, speak and teach youth, youth leaders, and anyone who wants to be a better disciple. I’ve taught at The Youth Cartel’s Open Boston, Group’s KidMin and Simply Youth Ministry Conferences, as well as at numerous student camps and retreats, youth worker retreats, church team training and conferences for youth workers, children’s workers, student leaders, and more. I’ve created custom content for published curriculum, for church student retreats, and seminars.

If I can serve your community, please reach out! I’d love to talk about how I can help your group of people take steps toward Jesus. Use the form below to begin that conversation.

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