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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Spiritual Director
Autumn is a self-professed personal-growth junkie and an eternal student of life. She has traveled, sailed, and lived worldwide and taught English to Spanish-speaking children in Panama while running an off-grid vacation rental business and homeschooling her two children. For fun, she loves puzzles, reading, playing board games, and card games. Autumn is also an artist and a permaculture designer who has workshops in the community to educate folks on “Artful Ecology” or bringing people and nature together to solve problems.
Board of Trustees
- Jim Price, President
- Sandra McFeeley, Vice President
- Agnes Fiore, Treasurer
- Tracy Grimm, Secretary
- Jim Arnold, Trustee at Large