Dr. Pat Castle is an inspiring catalyst and unifying force for Pro-Life throughout our culture: faith, science, education, athletics. Pat is the President/CEO of the National LIFE Runners Team, which he co-founded after a personal encounter with St. Padre Pio.
LIFE Runners is the world's largest Pro-Life running/walking Team - 3,700 teammates ages 1 to 101 in 50 states and 23 countries with 80 chapters - all wearing blue "REMEMBER The Unborn Jer 1:5" jerseys. LIFE Runners provide Pro-Life prayers, devotions, education, and funds. Fundraising benefits pregnancy help centers through races and the annual A-Cross America Relay. Pat has completed 18 marathons - Boston, Venice Italy, Great Wall of China, Pikes Peak mountain, etc - several under 3 hours. Dr. Castle also co-founded the national Law of Life Summit, served as the Rapid City Care Net pregnancy help center board chairman, led the Vitae Foundation, and is now a Sidewalk Advocates for Life program adviser. "All In Christ for Pro-Life!"
After graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1993, Pat earned MS and PhD chemistry degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana. His Air Force service was split between bioenvironmental engineering and teaching chemistry as an associate professor at the Air Force Academy. Pat's military service included bases in CO, TX, CA, Turkey, IL and SD. He was stationed in Turkey on Sept 11, 2001, with the American military unit closest to Osama Bin Laden. Pat attended the National Defense University’s Weapons of Mass Destruction-prevention program for leaders and the Notre Dame Vita Institute for Pro-Life leaders. He served with the AF Academy’s Center for Character Development and designed the Dean’s ethics program. Pat retired as a Lieutenant Colonel medical squadron commander.
Pat is a native of Sioux Falls, SD. He was united in holy matrimony with Angi in 1994, and they are the grateful parents of daughters Paige and Grace. Pat is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also directed Bible study groups, youth retreats, Engaged Encounter weekends, and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults programs.
It stands to reason Pat’s license plate holder reads: VOTE PRO-LIFE.