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  • Mastering Incomprehensible Joy

    Singing in the rain is a profound spiritual activity. When we count our blessings, we contribute to the positive shaping of our character.

  • Welcome to Flight #2020


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    Friends from church have asked that I publish the "flight announcement" I shared before my pastoral prayer this week during our time of Worship. Here it is:

    Welcome to Flight #2020! We are prepared to take off into a brand new year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain (GOD) has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS. 2020 is the year of perfect vision! Embrace it

  • sea-sons GREETINGS!

  • A Special Guest this Sunday

     

    This week on September 15th, we have the privilege of welcoming Wendy Patrick, PhD to our congregation. She will be speaking on "Extreme Faith – When Fellowship is Survival" in our Sunday morning services. Wendy is a leader in her field and has a diverse range of education and experience. I've added her resume below – it's an interesting read! We will be sharing the 10 am service with the congregation of Restoration Covenant Church, including a praise team from both churches. We are looking forward to worship and fellowship together with Restoration, and to hearing from Wendy. I hope you'll join us! Services are at 8:30 & 10 am on Sunday morning.

     

    Wendy L. Patrick, JD, PhD

    Hall of Justice
    330 W. Broadway, Suite 1020
    San Diego, California 92101Wendy L. Patrick, JD, PhD Patrick.Wendy
    wendypatrickphd@live.com
    (619) 861-2112


    Education


    ● Ph.D. Theology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2012
    ● M.Div., summa cum laude , Bethel Seminary San Diego, 2009
    ● J.D., California Western School of Law, 1994
    ● B.A. Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 1990


    Legal Experience


    San Diego District Attorney´s Office (1997-present)
    ● Career trial attorney, over 160 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to
    first-degree murder. Recognized by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in
    San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, and named the Public Lawyer of the Year by
    the California State Bar Public Law Section.
    San Diego Public Defender´s Office (1994-1997)
    ● Trial attorney and team leader, handled all aspects of criminal defense work, from
    arraignment to trial and beyond.


    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Law


    ● California State Court, 1994
    ● United States District Court in the Southern District of California, 1994
    ● United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1994
    ● United States Supreme Court, 2000


    Teaching Experience


    San Diego State University (2010- present)
    ● Lecturer, upper division business ethics. Classes on campus, online, and abroad in Prague,
    Czech Republic (March 28-April 4, 2015), and Barcelona, Spain (March 31-April 4, 2014).


    Curriculum within variety of courses taught at both graduate and undergraduate level
    includes principles of ethical leadership, ethical theories, and practical application of
    business ethics theories.
    University of San Diego (2015- present)
    ● Lead Instructor, Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership Program, University of San
    Diego Master of Science Program, online program. (2015-present). Course designer and
    faculty. Curriculum includes strategies in leadership, inter and intra agency communication,
    and emotional intelligence.
    Trinity Law School (2018-present)
    ● Course designer, instructor, Victimology and Restorative Justice, online program
    Veritas International University (2018-present)
    ● Professor of Theology, Law, and Culture, online programs: Gospel and Culture, Apologetics
    and the Art of Persuasion
    Horizon University (2013)
    ● American Government and Christianity, online program
    Handong International Law School, South Korea (2013)
    ● Designed and taught Human Trafficking course on campus in Pohang, South Korea
    Guest Lecturer Courses
    ● Bethel Seminary San Diego (2010-2016)
    ● Trinity Law School (2010, 2011)
    ● University of San Diego (2003, 2004, 2009)
    ● University of San Diego Graduate School of Business (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005)
    ● University of California San Diego (2003, 2006)
    ● California Western School of Law (2002-present)
    ● Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2008-2013)
    ● Point Loma Nazarene University (2010, 2013, 2015)

    Conference Speaking


    Dr. Patrick is a frequent keynote and conference speaker for a variety of legal, business,
    and educational institutions around the country and internationally, consistently presenting at a
    wide range of professional and educational conferences for the last two decades. Topics include a
    wide range of leadership-related and motivational topics.

    Honors and Awards


    ● Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript (2015)
    ● Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year, California State Bar’s Public Law Section
    (2014)
    ● Outstanding Achievement Award, San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association (2013)
    ● Sexual Assault Response Team SART Response With a Heart Award (2011)
    ● Excellence in Preaching Award, Bethel Seminary San Diego (2009)
    ● Zondervan Biblical Languages Award, Bethel Seminary San Diego (2009)
    ● Service to the San Diego County Bar Association Award (2005)
    ● Friend of the Community Award, Tom Homann Law Association (2003)
    ● San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s 40 under 40 (2001)


    Executive Committee Offices Held in Professional Associations


    ● President, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, San Diego Chapter (2015-2019)
    (now current Vice President)
    ● President, Christian Legal Society Metro New York Chapter President (2015-2018)
    ● Board Member, California District Attorneys Association (2013 – 2015)
    ● National Chief Instructor and Director of Sex Crimes Training Operations, National Law
    Center for Children and Families (2012-present)
    ● Advisor, California State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and
    Conduct (Member, 2007- present, Advisor, October 2012 – 2013)
    ● Chair, California State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
    (Member, 2007- present, Chair, 2011- 2012)
    ● Chair, San Diego County Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee (Member, 2002-present,
    Chair, 2006-2011, Executive Committee Member 2015-present)
    ● Co-Chair, Sexually Violent Predator Committee, California District Attorneys Association
    (2012-2015)
    ● Co-Chair, Human Trafficking Committee, California District Attorneys Association
    (2012-2015)
    ● Co-Chair, Training and Publications Committee, California District Attorneys Association
    (2013-present)
    ● Master, Programs Chair, Executive Board Member, and Team Leader, Louis M. Welsh
    American Inn of Court (Member, 2001-present, Master and Team Leader, 2008-present,
    Executive Board member and Programs Chair, 2014-Present)
    ● Executive Board, Bethel Seminary San Diego (2010-2018)
    ● Secretary, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus (2005-2007, 2009-2011)
    ● Vice President, San Diego County Bar Association (2003-2004)
    ● Vice President, Lawyers Club of San Diego (2002-2003)


    Publications

    ● Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Ruthless People (St. Martin´s Press,
    2015)
    ● Using the Psychology of Attraction in Christian Outreach: Lessons from the Dark Side
    (Peter Lang 2013).
    ● Co-author, revised version of the New York Times Bestseller Reading People (Random
    House 2008).
    ● Contributing author, Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (Macmillan Reference 2007).
    ● Contributing author, Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies (SAGE 2004).
    ● Contributing co-author, “Prosecutor’s Ethics Strategies,” Doing Justice (2 nd ed) (National
    College of District Attorneys 2007).
    ● Contributing co-author “Prosecutor’s Ethics Strategies,” Doing Justice (National College of
    District Attorneys 2002).

    Multiple Articles Published in the following periodicals (full list available upon
    request)


    ● The Bencher
    ● California Bar Journal
    ● California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) Publications
    ● California Lawyer
    ● Law Enforcement Quarterly
    ● Los Angeles Daily Journal
    ● The Practical Litigator:
    ● California State Bar Criminal Law Journal:
    ● San Diego County Bar Association Bar Report:
    ● Legal Ethics Columnist, San Diego Daily Transcript (2002-2013)
    ● San Diego Lawyer


    Quoted in the Following Publications (full list available upon request)


    ● Forbes
    ● Readers Digest
    ● USA Today
    ● Washington Post
    ● Wall Street Journal
    ● CNN.com
    ● Reuters.com
    ● NBC News
    ● San Diego Business Journal
    ● US News and World Report
    ● Associated Press
    ● The Christian Science Monitor
    ● Investors Business Daily News
    ● The Washington Times
    ● Bloomberg Business
    ● TheBlaze.com, Politics
    ● Bloomberg Businessweek
    ● SF Gate
    ● Foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs
    ● FOX News Magazine
    ● Concealed Carry Magazine
    ● MarketWatch
    ● The Street
    ● Los Angeles Times,
    ● CNBC.com
    ● Deseret News National
    ● San Diego Union Tribune
    ● The San Francisco Chronicle
    ● OKmagazine.com
    ● Greenbiz.com
    ● Law 360
    ● National Law Journal
    ● ABA Journal
    ● Cosmopolitan.com


    Editorial Boards


    Dr. Patrick frequently sits on the editorial boards for some of the publications for whom
    she writes. She has served as both an author and an editorial board member for the American Inns
    of Court national publication The Bencher , San Diego Lawyer magazine, and the California State
    Bar Criminal Law Journal.


    Dr. Patrick Speaks regularly domestically and internationally (sample short list of
    2017-2019 presentations, full list of speaking available upon request)


    ● “Reading Red Flags in Relationships,” Women Volunteers in Politics, Bali Hai Restaurant,
    San Diego, California, February 26, 2019.
    ● “Sexual Assault by Intoxication and Unique Victims,” hosted by the Honolulu Prosecuting
    Attorney´s Office, February 22, 2019. (4 hours)
    ● “Storytelling for Prosecutors,” Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney´s Office, February 21, 2019.
    ● “Effectively Dealing with Difficult People,” Osher Extended Studies Lifelong Learning
    Institute, San Diego State University, February 9, 2019.
    ● “Detecting Deception: Reading People and Judging Credibility,” Osher Extended Studies
    Lifelong Learning Institute, San Diego State University, February 9, 2019.
    ● Ethics, United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate Division Victims' Legal Counsel
    Organization, Annual Symposium, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California, February 7,
    2019.
    ● “Legal Considerations and Ethical Issues,” ICI Vice Investigations South Bay Regional
    Public Safety Training, Monterrey, California, February 4, 2019.
    ● “Effective Communication With Difficult People,” National Court Reporters Association
    Business Summit, San Diego, California, February 3, 2019.
    ● “Human Trafficking: Yes In Your Backyard,” Republican Women of California, Coronado
    Chapter, February 1, 2019.
    ● New Ethics Rules, 5 Series and 8 Series, Federal Bar Association, January 28, 2019.
    ● “How Not to Commit Malpractice With Your Computer,” San Diego County Bar
    Association 2 nd Annual Law + Technology Summit, January 26, 2019.
    ● “New Ethics Rules in California,” Christian Legal Society, San Diego Chapter, January 24,
    2019.
    ● “Lawyer on the Rocks: Substance Abuse and Mental Competency,” San Diego District
    Attorney training, January 17, 2019.
    ● “Proficiency and Professionalism: The Toolkit for the Effective Prosecutor,” Honolulu
    Prosecutor´s Office, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14, 2018.
    ● “Cyber Optics: Red Flags Online, Perceiving Personality, Credibility, and Danger through
    Cutting Edge Research,” Honolulu Prosecutor´s Office, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14,
    2018.
    ● “The Politics of Social Media: How Twitter and Other Platforms Have Revolutionized
    Political Speech,” Osher Institute, University of California San Diego, November 29, 2018.
    ● Lawyer on the Rocks: Substance Abuse and Mental Competency, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips,
    LLP, CLE Marathon, Los Angeles, California, November 8, 2018.
    ● “Why Doesn't She Just Leave? The Science Behind the Seduction: Victim Dynamics in
    IVPV Cases,” “Working with Difficult Victims,” and “Investigating Sexual Assault by
    Intoxication Cases, ” Annual Law Enforcement Training Conference , Delaware,
    November 5, 2018.
    ● “In the Age of #MeToo, Know the Difference between Sexual Harassment and Sex Crimes,”
    San Diego State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, November 3, 2018.
    ● “Apologetics for Lawyers as evidence based professionals,” Christian Legal Society San
    Diego Chapter, Mira Mesa, California, October 25, 2018.
    ● “Red Flags,” La Jolla Republican Women Federated General Meeting & Lunch Thursday,
    La Jolla, California, October 25, 2018.
    ● “Workplace Violence Prevention,” Poway Business Park Association, Poway, California,
    October 3, 2018.
    ● “The Politics of Social Media: How Twitter and Other Platforms Revolutionized Political
    Speech,” SDSU College of Extended Studies, Paradise Village, National City, California,
    September 19, 2018.
    ● New California Legal Ethics Rules, California Conference of Bar Associations (CCBA).
    September 13, 2018.
    ● “Blurred Lines: The Difference Between Sex Harassment and Sexual Assault,” 23rd
    International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma and NPEIV Annual Forum , San Diego,
    California, September 8th, 2018.
    ● “Parallel Plenary: Keeping Women and Men Safe from Sexual Harassment and Assault,”
    23rd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma and NPEIV Annual Forum , San
    Diego, California, September 8th, 2018.
    ● St. Thomas More Society of San Diego, Ethical Climate Change, New Ethics Rules in
    California, August 3, 2018, San Diego, California.
    ● “How We Elect Politicians in an Age of Instant Information,” San Diego State University
    College of Extended Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, June 9, 2018.
    ● “Social Media and Political Elections,” Biocom Board of Directors, San Diego, California,
    May 31, 2018.
    ● “Ethics in High Tech Investigations and Prosecutions—Understanding the different rules for
    lawyers and police,” CDAA National Cryptocurrency and Dark Web Symposium , Newport
    Beach, California, May 25, 2018.
    ● 2018 Annual Child Support Training Conference and Expo, Dare to Dream, Creating
    Opportunities , Child Support Directors of California, Leveling the Playing Field:
    Elimination of Bias, May 2, 2018, Garden Grove, California.
    ● “The Human Side of Human Trafficking,” Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
    (IVAT), Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan, 15 th Hawaii
    International Summit , Honolulu, Hawaii, April 18, 2018.
    ● “Effective Communication with Difficult Victims,” Honolulu Prosecutors Office, April 17,
    2018.
    ● “Ethics in Handling Child Abuse Cases,” National District Attorneys Association,
    Preparing a Child for Trial , San Diego, California, April 17, 2018.
    ● “Why Doesn't She Just Leave? The Science Behind the Seduction. Victim Dynamics in IPV
    Cases,” EVAWI International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and
    Gender Bias, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2018.
    ● “Investigating Sexual Assault by Intoxication Cases,” EVAWI International Conference on
    Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Gender Bias, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2018.
    ● “Effectively Communicating with Difficult Victims,” EVAWI International Conference on
    Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Gender Bias, Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 2018.
    ● “Reading People and Judging Credibility,” San Diego State University Staff Professional
    Development Conference, Building on Your Success , March 27, 2018.
    ● “Effective Communication with Difficult People,” San Diego State University Staff
    Professional Development Conference, Building on Your Success , March 27, 2018.
    ● “Avoiding Virtual Minefields: Using Social Media in Your Practice Effectively as Well as
    Ethically,” Christian Legal Society Caribbean Cruise 2018, March 9, 2018.
    ● “Lawyer on the Rocks, Competence/ Substance Abuse MCLE,” Christian Legal Society
    Caribbean Cruise 2018, March 8, 2018.
    ● “Going Green – Legalizing Marijuana and Ethics Rules for Lawyers,” Christian Legal
    Society Caribbean Cruise 2018, March 5, 2018.
    ● “Threat Assessment” Foothills Republican Women Federated, February 15, 2018, San
    Diego, California.
    ● “Red Flags,” San Diego Education Association Retired, February 12, 2018, San Diego,
    California.
    ● Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU lecture: The Politics of Social Media:
    How Twitter and Other Platforms Have Revolutionized Political Speech. February 10, 2018.
    ● “Interviewing Children,” New Jersey Judges Association Conference of Presiding Family
    Court Judges, Annual Family Division and Domestic Violence Education Conference,
    Galloway, New Jersey, April 25, 2017. (2 back-to-back sessions)
    ● “Using Social Media to Prevent Future Attacks,” American Fuel and Petrochemical
    Manufacturers Security Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 24, 2017.
    ● California District Attorneys Association California High Tech and Digital Evidence
    Symposium, Ethics Panel, San Diego, April 20, 2017.
    ● “Challenging Victims: The Delicate Dynamics of Drug & Alcohol Facilitated Sexual
    Assault,” End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) International Conference
    on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change , Orlando Florida, April 18,
    2017.
    ● “Victim Arousal During Sexual Assault: Considerations for Investigators, Prosecutors,
    Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners and Advocates,” End Violence Against Women
    International (EVAWI) International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence,
    and Systems Change , Orlando Florida, April 18, 2017.
    ● Ethics, Cybersleuthing, and Social Media, Honolulu Prosecutor´s Office, April 7, 2017.
    ● “Sexual Assault Prevention, A Prosecutor´s Perspective,” SHARP Event, Madigan Army
    Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, March 31, 2017.
    ● “The Human Side of Human Trafficking: The Psychology of Attraction and the Science
    ● Behind the Seduction,” West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, Inc.
    (FRIS) 17th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium , Roanoke, West Virginia,
    March 29, 2017
    ● Keynote, “Lessons from the Dark Side: Sexual Predators and Cyberstalkers – Red Flags and
    Reasonable Precautions,” West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, Inc.
    (FRIS) 17th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium , Roanoke, West Virginia,
    March 29, 2017.
    ● Workplace Violence, Detecting Sexual Predators in the Ranks, SHARP Academy, United
    States Army, 2 nd Calvary Regiment, Tower Barracks Germany, March 1, 2017.
    ● Red Flags for Detecting Sexual Predators, SHARP Academy, United States Army,
    2 nd Calvary Regiment, Tower Barracks, Germany, March 1, 2017.
    ● Workplace Violence, Detecting Sexual Predators in the Ranks SHARP Academy, United
    States Army, 2 nd Calvary Regiment, Rose Barracks Germany, February 27, 2017.
    ● Ethics and Social Media, National District Attorneys Association Webinar, February 23,
    2017.
    ● “The Art of Storytelling for Trial Lawyers,” Todd Inn of Court, San Diego, California,
    February 13, 2017.
    ● “Sexual Assault Prevention: A Prosecutor´s Perspective,” Military Surface Deployment and
    Distribution Command, SHARP Summit Agenda, Scott Air force Base, Illinois, January 9,
    2017.


    Personal Interests


    ● Concert Violinist, First Violin Section, La Jolla Symphony (2006- present)
    ● Electric Violinist, member of several rock bands and solo artist, professional performances
    in Southern California including Hollywood.
    ● International Education, World Traveler