Pastor Patrick Rooney has been serving Our Redeemer since October 2019, after 8 years as a pastor in Bend, Oregon. As a pastor, God has called Patrick to connect people to the grace and truth of Jesus, so that their perspective and impact on life is reshaped for eternity. He loves encouraging people to think deeply, as well as fielding their questions and concerns - whether he can answer them or point them to the right resources.
What Pastor Patrick loves most about Our Redeemer is its warm, welcoming, and faithful community. He is looking forward to empowering, releasing, and leading this Family of God, Sharing Christ's Love into a vibrant future in Tigard, Beaverton and beyond.
Pastor Patrick and his wife, Kari, both grew up in suburban Los Angeles, and met at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. They were married in 2008, and Patrick completed pastoral training in 2011 with a M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. While in Bend, Kari gave birth to three awesome children: John, Samuel, and Sarah. Pastor Patrick is a lifelong Dodger and Star Trek fan. Enjoys reading, history, watching shows and movies with great storylines, board games, exploring outside, and most sports that involve hitting or kicking an object (i.e. ball), often with another object (i.e. bat, club, racquet).