Artist and Theologian
specializing in messages of healing and hope
A healed woman of God can change her local, national, and global community.
Besides being a writer of fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry since middle school, Patrice has written two one-woman shows, Thank You for Staring and Jane Doe. Thank You for Staring made its debut at the Capital Fringe Festival and went on to appear in festivals in Scotland, New York City and Atlanta. She is currently working to produce Jane Doe and to redistribute Thank You for Staring digitally. Patrice is also the creator and artistic director of WBTL, a gathering of women who write and perform stories.
Her educational and professional background is in creative writing, theatre, theology, communications, psychology, training and development. Patrice trained at the Honors Acting Conservatory of the Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College.
In a desire to understand her faith more fully and its implications for her life as an artist, Patrice completed two theological degrees. She completed a Master of Divinity degree with honors from Wesley Theological Seminary. She completed a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Drew University. Patrice also holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Journalism from the University of Georgia.
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- 2020 Frederick Buechner Prize for Excellence in Writing
- 2017 Margaret Pittman Award in Urban Ministry
- 2017 Laurence Hull Stookey Award for Outstanding Leadership in Liturgy and Worship
I am an anthropologist of the human condition and a champion of the human soul. We are in this together, trying to figure it out, messing up big time and getting it right sometimes. Yet, we are constantly being rescued by a loving, kind and generous God who always respects our humanity. I am just here to remind us of the fact that we are loved beyond measure by an awesome God.
Women who may be broken but not bitter. Women who may be hurting but not hateful. Women who may be bitter but want to be better. Women who may be hateful but want to be healed. Any woman who wants to meet God at the well.
Writing is how I make sense of my life and our world. Writing is something I do when I feel unheard, unloved, and unwanted. I do it when I feel loved, cherished and desired. Writing is how I talk to and about God and truth. Writing is how I love God and love my neighbors. For me, writing is an act of self-discovery and a way to build community. I am my bravest and best self on the page.
My dream is to produce works of healing and hope that inspire women to recognize and live according to their inherent valued rooted God’s undying love, grace and mercy towards his daughters.
I envision a nurturing community of faith where women are educated, edified and empowered to live bold, balanced and beautiful lives in Christ Jesus.
I aim to connect with and build community women at the intersection of life, faith and arts through the power of the written, spoken and performed word.
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