Dr. Pat is an inspiring and unifying force for Pro-Life through faith, activism, courts, education. Dr. Pat serves as the president of the largest Pro-Life team in the world, LIFE Runners, which he founded after a personal encounter with St. Padre Pio.
LIFE Runners has over 20,000 teammates, ages .1 to 101 in 3,364 cities worldwide, running optional. Teammates wear bold blue "REMEMBER The Unborn" jerseys for school, work, church, fitness, leisure, everywhere, as a public witness to impact hearts and minds for saving lives. Pat co-founded the national Law of Life Summit, served as a pregnancy help center board chairman, and does sidewalk outreach training at abortion facilities. He completed the Notre Dame Vita Institute and is a 4th degree Knight. Pat directed Bible study groups, youth retreats, Engaged Encounter weekends, and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults programs. Pat carried a "REMEMBER The Unborn" flag to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Pat grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from the Air Force Academy. He earned a PhD in nano-analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Pat did ten military assignments, including the Weapons of Mass Destruction defense officer at the base closest to Osama bin Laden on Sep 11th. He briefed Generals and members of Congress. While an Air Force Academy chemistry professor, Dr. Pat developed the ethics curriculum and coached the marathon team. He raced 24 marathons including Boston, Pikes Peak (17th) and Great Wall of China (silver medal). Since retiring as a medical squadron commander, he taught high school chemistry, served as an industry executive, and now he speaks across America. "All In Christ for Pro-Life!"
Pat is also an author & editor of the LIFE Runners Daily Devotions book, which has 108 guest authors and has been reviewed by two bishops.
“Dr. Pat has inspired thousands to be heroically Pro-Life!”
"[LIFE Runners Daily Devotions] is a great tool for those who seek to become more devout in their faith. I am one of the 108 authors. With a Bible quote, reflection, and a challenge for the day, this devotional will help you be more firmly committed to the culture of life" - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, IL
"Spend a minute daily with devotions from LIFE Runners around the world. I am one of the authors, along with moms and dads, athletes and walkers, clergy and laity, students and teachers, people from all walks of life who share a passion for defending the unborn." - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Archdiocese for the Military Services
BANQUETS & SCHOOLS
* “Living Pro-Life with Heroic Virtue”
* “FACE it with Faith, Activism, Courts, Education”
* “Real men defend life”
* “Shout life from mountain tops”
CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES
* “Ministry in a post-Roe world"
* “Reaching abortion bound mothers and fathers”
* “Supporting Life at All Stages”
* “Defending Schools, Pro-Life is Pro-Science”
CHURCHES & YOUTH GROUPS
* “I met St. Padre Pio, the healer”
* “Pro-Life Apologetics, converting hearts & minds”
* “Encounter and share God's healing power”
* “Being All In Christ for Pro-Life!”