Meet the Author


Patrick SchwenkPatrick Schwenk grew up going to church wearing clip-on ties, uncomfortable shirts, pants that were too short, and shoes that were too tight (at least that is how he remembers feeling). He was born, raised, and then born again within a conservative evangelical home (and church) in the Midwest. Today, he still loves the church and is thankful to both serve and lead others toward Jesus. He is a father, husband, pastor and creator of For the Family. Patrick and his wife Ruth ( met while attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. They have been married for almost eighteen years and currently have four children ages seven to fourteen. They love serving in ministry, spending time together as a family, reading, drinking lots of coffee, and resting in God’s grace. You can learn more about Patrick’s church at