University Siya:m, Co-Director, Institute of Indigenous Issues & Perspectives, Program Elder
Office
Douglas Centre

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Patti is Sto:lo, living at Cheam First Nation with her husband, Gary. They are the founding pastors of a thriving First Nations Church in Chilliwack. She is an ordained minister and serves as the Section Pastor of Aboriginal Ministries in the BC-Yukon district and the Coordinator of Aboriginal Ministries with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Patti's passion is to build bridges into the Aboriginal community through education, whether through Professional development workshops for educators, Aboriginal Awareness workshops for churches or hosting events where understanding of Aboriginal perspectives can be fostered and the journey of reconciliation can begin. 

 

Research & Scholarship

Education

Masters of Arts in Leadership, Christian Ministry stream, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

B.A. in Pastoral Theology, Summit Pacific, Abbotsford, BC 

Expertise

As the University's Siya:m, Patti has the privilege of working directly with Aboriginal students as coach and mentor, working closely with faculty to ensure that Aboriginal perspective is integrated in all disciplines, and and providing opportunities for the TWU community to become sensitive and knowledgeable about Aboriginal worldview, history and culture.