First Lady Patricia Merthie brings an uplifting, fresh and innovating presence to the Merthie and New Life families. The Assignment remains to take The Gospel World-Wide and to Empower Men and Women to Love God and Bless Their Children. Mrs. Patricia Merthie’s spiritual foundation was cultivated at Harvest Church International Outreach, where she served as a member for over 20 years under the Pastoral care of Dr. Steve and Dr. Donna Houpe. She is a highly experienced and trained leader. She has received training from Harvest Bible Institute: School of Leaders and Faith Bible College. She has great administrative gifts as she has had the privilege to serve as the Director of the Nursery Department, Consolidation, and Children’s Church. Mrs. Merthie served as a Teacher at Faith Academy for 10 years, where she taught both 1st and 2nd grade. She has also served on the Finance team as well as the Prayer team and was the Assistant Director of the Transportation Ministry. Mrs. Patricia Merthie has always had a servant’s heart. Her most earnest desire is to please the Lord and live a life of His fullness. She has served the Lord through serving his people and she counts it a true privilege at all times. She sincerely loves people, and endeavors to share Jesus with everyone she meets, because she truly believes in the power of His Love. Her love is infectious and inviting, so Sanford will surely receive all the spice of this Kansas City native. She is a proud mother of five and a grandmother of 13. She was married for 33 years until her husband went to be with the Lord in 2009. As this was not the final chapter to her life, this very tragedy positioned her for a new manuscript that would dawn the pages of a new book. Two years later, Ms. Patricia Mozee met Pastor Ronald W. Merthie on a God-appointed day and the rest is a story to be told. Since Mrs. Patricia Merthie has accepted the Lord, she has always understood the sacrifice of allowing her life to be an example for Him. She accepted yet another call, by willingly assisting Pastor Merthie and running with the vision God has given him for New Life Word Center. She is a strong, candid, honest, transparent, loving and generous woman of God. She is no respecter of persons and sincerely sees the value and gifts in everyone.