Soon after meeting his would-be wife of 31 years, Brian Patlen gave his life to Jesus Christ in what was a “Paulian” conversion. But it wasn’t until a few years later that he really began to seek wisdom and study GOD’s Word which has been a personal commitment for the past 25 years. Professionally, Brian Patlen is a 32-year career veteran of many industries. He began as a chemist in the environmental field, worked his way up through various management roles, was an entrepreneur in business quality systems, auditing, business consulting and most recently served in several director-level positions. During this long career, he has learned and experienced what GOD tells us in Proverbs 16:9 “A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps” which is especially fitting given the many seemingly disparate businesses he has been involved in. Throughout this time, he has received recognition and awards at various times but all of these he refers to as “the wall of hay and stubble.” In contrast, there are real walls adorned with pictures of children and family along with their stories and victories which he calls “the precious walls.” Brian Patlen is married to his college sweetheart, Wendy, has four children, one grandchild and another on-the-way.
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