Patrick has specific academic interests in the areas of philosophical theology, bioethics, social ethics, religious epistemology, and hospice/palliative care and its interface with philosophical ethics, theology, religion, and spirituality. He enjoys listening to classic jazz and watching baseball and college football. He enjoys, even more, spending time with his wife and two young children. In addition to his primary teaching responsibilities as Associate Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Patrick is a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He serves as core faculty for the Master of Bioethics program offered through Harvard's Center for Bioethics. He also is a principal faculty member for the "Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality," an interfaculty initiative across Harvard University which aims to be a research catalyst for an integrated model of spirituality, public health, and patient care in dialogue with spiritual communities. Patrick worked professionally for eight years as the Ethics Coordinator for Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, MI. During some of that time he served on the Ethics Advisory Council for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and as a board member for the Hospice Palliative Care Association of Michigan. He also has served on the Children's Hospital Boston Ethics Advisory Committee and the Community Ethics Committee affiliated with Harvard's Center for Bioethics. He is an Associate Fellow for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University. He has given numerous seminars and professional presentations on a wide range of topics at professional meetings and conferences in various health care organizations, churches, on radio, and college and university campuses. Along with regional commitments, he is dedicated to global education having taught courses and given talks to pastors, medical professionals, educators and community leaders in Kitwe, Zambia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and various regions in the West Indies.