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About Reverend Pat Clark

Reverend Patricia Clark

About Reverend Pat Clark

Rev. Pat Clark, Author, Minister, Soul Friend – helping others find their path, leads retreats and offers spiritual direction.

A PT scan in 2015 showed Pat Clark’s body riddled with cancer from her groin to her neck. Soon she began chemotherapy, but that wasn’t all. Intuitively, she started a process she labels “kindergarten art.”

As the chemo did its healing work, she did her own inner healing work using simple art, so simple that even a child in kindergarten could do it. Hundreds of people read her daily posts on the CaringBridge website, then passed her posts onto their friends. Her book, “Feeling the Shift: Cancer, Faith and Kindergarten Art” documents her journey and offers guidance to all who would undertake this important, transforming work.

Pat is a Presbyterian minister and spiritual director with degrees from the University of Texas Austin, Houston Graduate School of Theology, and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She trained and became certified in expressive arts and Visioning ® through art therapist Lucia Capacchione. Before seminary she worked as a broadcast news reporter for KTRH Radio in Houston and did freelance work for CBS New York, Mutual in Washington, United Press International, the Associated Press, and a lot of newspapers that end up in the front yard whether one wants them or not.

St. Stephen Presbyterian Church named her their pastor emerita when she retired from ministry. She also served as the moderator for the Presbytery of New Covenant. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. Pat now writes extensively, travels, and spends time at her family farm in Shiner, Texas.