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About meFaith & Family: I was raised in an Episcopal church-going family, but was not exposed to the Christian Gospel until my college years. Since He found me, I have considered myself a charismatic Evangelical christian. Labels can be misleading, and for those familiar with such things, I would more like to be known as a continuist (i.e., non-cessationist) reformed christian. I have been committed to the local church and in leadership for many years.

I have been married to my bride, best friend, and soul mate since 1982 and have three grown children, one of whom is married. My family is my greatest pride and joy.

I was raised the 6th of 7 sons, born within an 8-1/2 year period on Long Island, NY; my parents did more than their part to contribute to the baby boom! I graduated from Babylon High School (NY) in 1978, where I played football, wrestled, and ran track.

Education: I attended the University of Iowa, where I majored in Biomedical Engineering ('82), and stayed for an MS in Mechanical Engineering ('84). I returned to school (p/t) in 2004 and completed an MS in Systems Engineering in March '07 at Florida Tech.

Career: I started work for Harris Corporation in the June of 1984 and have been with them (in different capacities) ever since. In my current role, I am Chief Systems Engineer for the Engineering IT group. I design, deploy, and support systems that improve overall productivity, such as an integrated "Product Data Management" (PDM) system (~4000 users).

Other activities: I am a runner (first full Marathon at age 56). I serve on the School Board for a local christian school where I've also coached Varsity tennis since 2012.

Personality: Myers-Briggs characterizes me as an "INTj", where I'm using capitals for strong characteristics: I am strongly Introverted, iNtuitive (vs Sensing), and Thinking (vs Feeling), with only a slight leaning towards Judging (vs Perceiving).

About my libraryI read primarily for personal growth/ learning. My books are mostly nonfiction (history/biographies) or are by conservative christian authors, and are targeted to persons wishing to effectively live out the Gospel in a fallen world.


Favorite authorsD. A. Carson, C. J. Mahaney (Shared favorites)

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Real nameDon Patterson

LocationPalm Bay, FL

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Member sinceDec 29, 2008

Currently readingThe ESV Study Bible by
What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper

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