Pat Malloy just celebrated his first year of ministry as Lead Pastor at Living Stones. Last year he and his family - wife Angela and kids Reegan, Makayla, Caidence and Josiah - decided to call LSC home! They immediately fell in love with the people here at LSC. They saw this as a church where you can just be real and not have to fake it. (It is crazy how often we hear this from others!) Pat also said “We love the mission and vision of Living Stones. The love and care for this community and neighborhood is infections and exciting!”
The Malloys hail from Milwaukee Wisconsin … which is obvious if you talk sports with Pat. Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers are his teams. Obviously we didn’t hire him for his taste in sport teams!😉 Pat’s education background is in Elementary Education where he taught in the public school system in Milwaukee prior to being called to ministry. He served as a Children’s Pastor and then Associate Pastor for eleven years. We asked Pat what brings him the most joy from serving in ministry and he shared, “I love seeing people experience Jesus and the life change that he can bring. There is nothing as rewarding as sharing the truth about who Jesus is and watching people embrace that truth and allow him to change and impact their lives. It is a true joy to hear people’s stories, engage in relationship and walk through life with them.”
Since he’s still kind-of the new guy around here, we wanted to share some more fun and interesting info about Pat ….
* He dislikes hot liquids - coffee, tea, soup, hot chocolate, etc.
* He played hurling (not curling, but hurling) with the Milwaukee Hurling Club.
* His favorite vacation spots would have to include mountains or national parks - Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, etc.
* Elk and Bison are his favorite animals as he is amazed by their size and beauty.
*He’d loved to have met Teddy Roosevelt, Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein.
*When he’s not working you will probably find Pat playing cards or board games with his family, or spending time outside with them. He loves to go for hikes and walks, fishing and sitting by the fire.
*He loves to read.
*The adventurous side of Pat loves backpacking.
*Romans 5:8 is his favorite scripture: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
*He believes people would describe him as caring, gracious and genuine.
*Three words he used to describe himself - curious, encouraging and competitive.
* Bonus info shared from his staff … he has a unique (and weird) way of pronouncing certain words: bagel, vague, crevice, pagan and a few others!