John Pattison

I am an author, community advocate, and longtime grant writer. In the last 11 years, I have helped clients secure more $34.5 million in grant funding. In addition, I write and speak regularly on topics related to faith, community development, rural culture, and fundraising. My most recent book is "Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus" (IVP, 2014). I live in Oregon's Mid-Wilamette Valley with my wife and two daughters.

While I Was Away

While I Was Away

I apologize for how infrequently I have been posting here these last few months. Since July, I’ve had multiple speaking events, four weddings (including one in our backyard), a week’s vacation to Colorado, and two other overnight trips. Oh, and we moved to a new house across town. And my coauthor and I completed work on a… Continue Reading »