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Rev. Pat Jobe

The Rev. Pat Jobe is a 28-year veteran of pastoral ministry. He is the author or co-author of seven books and did commentary as a volunteer for WNCW for 17 years in a feature that was known as Radio Free Bubba. Pat has a number of songs and sermons on YouTube.

Rev. Jobe is a foster parent to two young people and has four other children and four grandchildren.

Pat hosted The Connection Independent Television for 15 episodes, a program that was distributed nationally by Free Speech Television and can be seen on YouTube.

He was arrested twice protesting South Carolina’s failure to provide Medicaid expanded coverage to poor people and went eight days in 2014 without solid food protesting mountaintop removal in West Virginia.

Rev. Jobe’s partner of 13 years is Gabriele Rissmeyer. The two live with a dog and a cat. He is an award-winning journalist, has worked in industrial sales, on the factory floor, and as a delivery man.

For 40 years, primarily as a volunteer, Pat has been an ally of battered women and their children. He currently serves as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman, and All Souls Community in Rutherford County, N.C. He writes for two local papers in Rutherford County and works with both the FeedNC ministry at Lake Norman and chainfreedogs.org, part of the Heart Of The Carolinas UU Animal Ministry. Rev. Pat Jobe can be reached at minister@uulakenorman.org

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Our History

We are a young and growing congregation that formed in 2009 in Davidson, although our members and friends come from across the Lake Norman region. Many were searching for a spiritual alternative to mainstream churches — a nourishing community that embraces a diversity of beliefs. Regular attendees include current and former agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, Christians, humanists, Jews, pagans, and a healthy selection of “none of the above”.

Our 40+ members come from all walks of life. When we go live again, members will come dressed casually for our Sunday services, which include music, contemplative time, sermons by our consulting minister, talks by invited speakers or member-led discussions, followed by an after-service social time.

Children attend the start of the service, generally leaving after a story for Spiritual Exploration classes (grades K-5), though we regularly have multi-generational services where the kids stay for the whole time. Nursery care is available each week for ages 0-PreK. 

 We’re an active congregation, with members and friends gathering regularly for food and play, social action projects, group discussions, and a book club. We’re large enough to support ministerial, music, and Spiritual Exploration staff, but small enough to evolve as our members follow their spiritual paths. Now we are meeting virtually with service each Sunday at 10am.  We also host coffee hours after many of the services at 11am, have frequent virtual cocktail parties, and host Special Events that further our education of the world and the need for social action.

Social Action

We are committed to making our fellowship a force for positive social change in our local and global communities. We advocate for peace, justice, environmental stewardship, compassion, and caring, and encourage all fellowship members to actively participate in issues of concern to them.

To volunteer for our upcoming events or receive more information about ways you can become involved, email Action@uulakenorman.org.

To learn more about what we are doing to advance the cause of justice go to Social Action.