- 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
● 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
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
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)
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
● 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
● Co-Chair, Human Trafficking Committee, California District Attorneys Association
● Co-Chair, Training and Publications Committee, California District Attorneys Association
● 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)
● Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Ruthless People (St. Martin´s Press,
● 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
● 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
● 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)
● Readers Digest
● USA Today
● Washington Post
● Wall Street Journal
● 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
● FOX News Magazine
● Concealed Carry Magazine
● The Street
● Los Angeles Times,
● Deseret News National
● San Diego Union Tribune
● The San Francisco Chronicle
● Law 360
● National Law Journal
● ABA Journal
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,
● “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,
● “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,
● “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,
● “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
● “Red Flags,” San Diego Education Association Retired, February 12, 2018, San Diego,
● 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,
● “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,
● “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,
● 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
- Clarion Music
We have been providing music lessons for over 4 years at First Congregational Church, and we’ve been sponsoring the Clarion Kids Community Choir for over 3 years. We recently completed our third annual music camp. This year we added a second week of camp to accommodate nearly 100 students. We have also been providing several years of musical showcases and organ recital series. Let me share more with you about how we are sharing God’s wonderful gift of music.
All of these activities come under the Clarion Music School, which is a part of the music and worship ministry of the church. The school offers students of all ages an opportunity to learn music through individual instruction, group classes, and ensemble participation. I greatly appreciated the opportunity I had in my youth to learn the trumpet, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. I also participated in various bands and choirs in school and church. I feel I’m a better person for my musical experiences. I have a deep appreciation for music of a wide variety and I am planning to take some lessons for myself at the Clarion Music School in the years ahead. The program is designed to help everybody celebrate God’s gift of music.
The school offers individual instruction for all ages and skill levels, and is designed to help students hone musicianship in a one-on-one setting. We currently offer piano, voice, strings, and organ. We also have relationships with a wide diversity of instructors in other instruments, and will be vetting and hiring more instructors as potential students express an interest.
In the fall we will begin Music for Little Ones. This is a kinder music program offering a positive and exploratory environment for pre-K Children to begin their music education. Using games, activities, movement, singing and instruments, little children will build a musical foundation that will last throughout their lives!
We also sponsor the very popular Clarion Kids Community Choir. This is a free choral program for children in 1st-8th grade, where they learn vocal production, 2 and 3 part harmony, blending, and performance techniques in a fun, inclusive environment. For adult performers we have the FCC Players, a group of singers, instrumentalists, and dancers who produce showcases throughout the year. Along with offering instruction of the highest quality for all skill levels, and providing opportunities to perform, we also host a variety of free musical performance events throughout the
year. These include our Lenten Organ Series, hosting college Orchestra tours, the Empire Wind Ensemble, and many other solo and ensemble performers. We believe this adds rich educational and entertainment value to our students and to our community.
The coordinator of our program, who interviews students (or their parents), and arranges for the assignment of students to teachers, is Dr. Ed Yarnelle. He is a pianist, organist, and popular accompanist for many vocalists throughout Southern California. He is also a popular part-time professor of psychology. We are blessed to have Ed, our instructors, and all our volunteers who are helping us to share God’s gift of music to our community and celebrate music together as a church family.
- How can we have faith?
How can we have faith, especially when we are young. Alpha can help! This is the video lesson our young people will be discussion this Sunday at 10am.
- Day by Day with Jesus
Back when I was in 7th grade, Andrew Lloyd Weber released his album musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. My older sister, Kathy, brought home the two record set, and we listened to all four sides in one sitting. We liked the music, but found the storyline somewhat contrary to the Biblical message and confusing at points. The music did, however, serve a redemptive purpose. It made us think about Jesus, and it drove us to the Bible to explore him.
During my next year of Jr. High, my big sister brought home Godspell, by Stephen Schwartz. Several songs in that musical spoke to my heart like a message from the Holy Spirit. The song, Day by Day, was especially moving. It was a musical prayer for three things:
Before ever hearing that song, I was fully baptized into the stuff of church. My mother played hymns on our family piano. She accompanied the choir on the organ at church. We listened to sacred music on the record player quite often. I even played my trumpet for some church hymns and sang in the youth choir. But those songs did not inspire me to follow Jesus, quite like that Broadway song, sung in the music of my generation. I suspect that song was still echoing in my soul the summer before my sophomore year of High School, when I gave my life to Jesus Christ as Lord.
I was so pleased to hear Jessica Bondy sing the Godspell prayer in worship several weeks ago. Not only did it remind me of my young love for Jesus that began years ago; it beautifully introduced our 2019 Lenten theme: DAY BY DAY WITH JESUS. As we take time to read through the Gospel of John in this season before Easter, let’s do more than engage in the religious activities of church; let’s journey day by day with Jesus. Let’s allow the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ to daily invigorate us, or perhaps reignite our love for God. Let’s invite the music, and everything around us, to help us see Jesus more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly.
Lenten Reading: GOSPEL of JOHN
Wednesday 3/6/19 John 1:1-34
Thursday 3/7/19 John 1:35-51
Friday 3/8/19 John 2:1-25
Saturday 3/9/19 John 3:1-36
Sunday 3/10/19 John 13:1-16
Monday 3/11/19 John 4:1-42
Tuesday 3/12/19 John 4:43-54
Wednesday 3/13/19 John 5:1-47
Thursday 3/14/19 John 6:1-21
Friday 3/15/19 John 6:22-59
Saturday 3/16/19 John 6:60-71
Sunday 3/17/19 John 14:1-31
Monday 3/18/19 John 7:1-44
Tuesday 3/19/19 John 7:45-8:11
Wednesday 3/20/19 John 8:12-30
Thursday 3/21/19 John 8:31-59
Friday 3/22/19 John 9:1-34
Saturday 3/23/19 John 9:35-10:6
Sunday 3/24/19 John 15:1-27
Monday 3/25/19 John 10:7-21
Tuesday 3/26/19 John 10:22-42
Wednesday 3/27/19 John 11:1-27
Thursday 3/28/19 John 11:28-44
Friday 3/29/19 John 11:45-57
Saturday 3/30/19 John 12:1-19
Sunday 3/31/19 John 16:1-33
Monday 4/1/19 John 12:20-50
Tuesday 4/2/19 John 13:1-20
Wednesday 4/3/19 John 13:21-38
Thursday 4/4/19 John 14:1-32
Friday 4/5/19 John 15:1-27
Saturday 4/6/19 John 16:1-33
Sunday 4/7/19 John 17:1-26
Monday 4/8/19 John 17:1-5
Tuesday 4/9/19 John 17:6-19
Wednesday 4/10/19 John 17:20-26
Thursday 4/11/19 John 18:1-11
Friday 4/12/19 John 18:12-14
Saturday 4/13/19 John 18:15-18
Sunday 4/14/19 John 12:12-19
Monday 4/15/19 John 18:19-24
Tuesday 4/16/19 John 18:25-40
Wednesday 4/17/19 John 19:1-15
Thursday 4/18/19 John 19:16-30
Friday 4/19/19 John 19:31-37
Saturday 4/20/19 John 19:38-42
Sunday 4/21/19 John 20-21