Rev. Dr. Mark Patterson attended Whitworth University where he studied Theology. After serving two years in youth ministry, he and his wife Linda moved to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, he served as an associate pastor at Wabash Presbyterian Church in the Seattle area for eight years during the time when their two daughters were born. In 1995, the family moved to Great Britain where Mark began his PhD studies in theology at King’s College in London. In 1999 the family moved to Ventura, CA where Mark served as the lead pastor at Community Presbyterian Church for 22 years. He now serves as the President of the Flourish Institute of Theology: School of Ministry.