Pat was born to a Navy family in Illinois and raised with two brothers, primarily in California and Massachusetts, but graduating high school on a small island in Michigan. Her career spans four decades, starting with health planning for counties, corporations and communities, and then since the mid-90s specializing in health related to aging.
Pat is the granddaughter of a Methodist minister and has raised three children, who now are married and live in the Bay Area joyfully raising her ten grand children. Pat has lived in Santa Rosa since 2001 and married Duke Pavliger in 2007.
Pat started working part-time at FUMC in 2002 as Coordinator of the Older Adult Ministry. She created healthy aging programs like Aging with Dignity, Brain Health Fair and the annual Celebrating Elders luncheons. She has been Lay Speaker for the last seven years and has completed studies in Spirituality and Aging.
Since 2012, Pat has served as Parish Visitor, working ten hours per week to serve the church by focusing on the pastoral care needs of the congregation. She shamelessly prides herself in asking able congregants to visit, take meals, provide rides, deliver cookies, or take Holy Communion to at-home church congregants.
Pat also has her own business, Sage Solutions Eldercare, where she provides a wide range of customized services for elders in transitions. In her spare time she loves adventuring with Duke, playing with her grandchildren and children, knitting, visiting the YMCA, biking, and hiking.