Pat Sheffield
Pat Sheffield, Class of 2020
Pat Sheffield, Class of 2020, Member Care

Pat Sheffield

I was born in Hollywood, Florida in 1943, and moved to Carrollton with my grandparents in 1950.  My mother joined me here in 1952 and was married in Carrollton Presbyterian Church in 1953.    I was baptized in CPC in April 1954, and was active in choir and youth activities. I graduated from Carrollton High School and went on to Georgia State, Atlanta, in 1961 to become a teacher.  In 1964 I married Rayford Sheffield in this church and two years later we brought our twin sons, Michael and Randy, for baptism.    We moved our family to Owensboro, Kentucky in 1967,  where Rayford built and operated a Southwire Plant.  From there we were off to Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.   

When we returned to Carrollton in 1980, I taught kindergarten and 1st grade in Carrollton, and kindergarten at the First Methodist Church.  I also held a couple long- term substitute positions at Carroll County High School.  However, my first love was always being a wife and mother, and I considered  that to be my most important role.   After my much lov

My greatest pleasure comes from having three terrific grandchildren, Michael 18, Erin 16, and Shannon 10.  I am also blessed by the children of the church who love me and call me Nana Pat.    During my years in CPC, I've seen many changes and much growth, but none more than during these last few years.  I hope to see our church family continue to reflect God's Grace in its life,  invitation, and welcome to all who enter.   

For many years I have hoped to see the church improve the walking trail in the park at the back of the church and perhaps set aside a small prayer space for those times when we all need a place of refuge.  Certainly, we need a place for our children and youth to call their own and learn to be our future leaders and followers.  

I spend hours working outside in my yard, and looking for ways to be helpful to others. I pray each day for guidance in the path laid out before me.  I am grateful to be a part of this family of worshipers who help me "wrestle" with difficult scriptures as we search his word.     

I am humbled to be asked to again serve as your Elder, and I will prayerfully do my best.  

Last Published: November 21, 2018 1:10 PM
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