Pat joined NBBC in February 1982 and has been on the staff for over 30 years. She has served in many roles and in her current one as Education Coordinator for 19 years. The Hess family moved here from MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL when her husband Jim retired after serving 20 years in the US Army. Jim is a Life Deacon, and has been Sunday School Secretary for the past 20 years. Pat and Jim have been married 46 years and have two adult children, Tim and Chris. The twinkle in their eye comes from the love of their grandchildren, Abigail 11, Luke 9, and Jackson 2 2/1. Pat has a love for mission work having served in the Ukraine and Aruba and considers it a priviledge to work on the staff of NBBC.