Topics: Child Advocacy, Discipling Teens, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults
A native of inner city Philadelphia, Patrick has a B.S. in Religious Studies from Penn State University, where he served as an a assistant researcher in the Religious Studies Department his senior year. He later attended the Focus Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, CO in 2010. After FLI, he traveled a semester as an Axis team member. He then joined Axis full time as a Team Director in 2012. Patrick currently resides in Colorado Springs. He estimates that he spends 10-20% of his paycheck on books.
If you could blend C.S. Lewis with MTV, the result would be Axis.
Axis creatively teaches a post-literate generation via the medium of current popular culture. In the midst of today's often confusing marketplace of ideas, we interview different worldviews and narratives by peering through the lens of media and asking the question: Does the Gospel of Jesus stand firm when compared to other "gospels" presented by the world? Our speaking teams are intentionally relational and exist to awaken the next generation and resource their parents to follow Jesus. Axis exists at the intersection of ideas, media, and generations.
We leverage technology. We are insanely visual. We learn students' names. We encourage underage thinking. We move students from apathy to action.