Pastor Patrick J. Van De Motter graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009 and was ordained to Word and Sacrament in January 2010. He served at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Ohio, from 2010 to 2014 and had served as a supply pastor since December 2014. Pastor Van De Motter played a key role in reviving the Brunswick Ministerial Association and was instrumental in forming the first ecumenical Stations of the Cross in the city of Brunswick.
Prior to this calling Patrick was an engineer, having graduated from Cleveland State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He worked at his family’s business, Ohio Broach and Machine Co., as a Quality Assurance Manager. He was with Allied-Signal in their Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems group for nine years, three of which were spent in England at the sister plant in Bristol.
Pastor has been married to his wife, Rae, who is a retired registered nurse, for 28 years. They have a pet Havanese-poodle (Havapoo, but prefer the term Havanoodle). Pastor enjoys music and plays the guitar. He also loves traveling, skiing, biking, walking, gardening, crosswords, Sudoku (and other brain teasers), and reading.