After five years of marriage and a series of life changing events Rev. Patrick was guided to the Unity in Chicago, where he became active members. Rev. Patrick describes that first Unity experience, in 1986, as “a coming home.” He also writes about this experience in his book The Miracle Before Your Eyes, which was published in 2014. It was a turning point in his life.
Within a year he was synchronistically guided to Unity Village, where he became engaged in Unity's Continuing Education Program due to the inspiration and nsights that Ed Rabel and Frank Guidici provoked in them. He knew he was being guided by Spirit, but weren't really sure where it would lead.
Eight Years later Rev. Patrick applied to ministerial school and was accepted. Twenty eight years later he is actively involved in the growing and thriving UNITY SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER in Oklahoma City. Often he uses his own life lessons, as points of learning and growing in the ways of Spirit. Rev. Patrick he has used references to the birth of his daughter, Shavonne, who was born in 1992, as a point of learning and growing in the ways of Spirit. Shavonne recently Florida State University with a Master's Degree in Digital Humanities. She graduated with Music Education Degree from Oklahoma City University, has been active in the Youth and Family Ministry division of the church, plays the violin and sings like an angel.
Rev. Patrick graduated from Unity’s Ministerial School in 1997 where he received the James Dillet Freeman award as the ministerial student who best exemplified Unity Ministerial Consciousness. In 2017 he earned a Doctorate in Religious Studies from Emerson Theological Institute. He has served on the Licensing and Ordination Committee for Unity Institute for 10 years. He also has served the Field Licensing Committee for 10 years and has mentored three ministerial candidates through this Unity Worldwide Ministerial Education Program. He attended Unity Executive Institute in 2002. Rev. McAndrew holds a BA degree in Psychology and Business Management from James Madison University and has 21 years of managerial experience: 11 years in restaurants and 10 years in the transportation industry.
In 2008, Rev. Patrick was intrigued with a Healing Touch Workshop being held at Unity Spiritual Life Center, and it became one of his focuses. Healing Touch's teaching blend very natural with Unity's base in Holistic Energy Therapies. The research done in Healing Touch and it New Thought teachings as found that these unique Holistic practices increase healing and speed recovery. In 2015, Rev. Patrick became a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.
As you can tell Rev. Patrick wears many hats at Unity Spiritual Life Center. One of the most noteworthy is that he leads many of the Spiritual Education classes at our Spiritual Life Center. Having passion for the Truth, Rev. Patrick uses humor, creativity, imagination, references to television, movies and cinema plus his own personal experiences to illustrate many of the lessons. Rev. Patrick is noted for breaking down passages and restructuring them in a way that "speaks to you in a way that you always clearly understand" resonating from inside to the out.
Look for Rev. Patrick next book Being the Way which will be released soon.
Namaste, We see the light in YOU!
Rev. Patrick McAndrew D.R.S., HTPc.