National speaker to present to students on Friday

Colin Sheeley, Staff Writer

Benilde-St. Margaret’s students should be ecstatic to learn they will miss a small portion of classes to listen to national speaker Mike Patin Friday, Feb. 14. Patin will be speaking for a little over an hour to both the junior high and senior high separately. Originally a high school teacher out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Patin has expanded his career into youth ministry as well as being a “faith horticulturist,” a profession focusing on the growth of faith in everyday life.

Patin has been in ministry for over 20 years speaking to audiences large and small, in businesses hospitals and schools. In 2011, he spoke at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. “One of the things I like about him is that he can be both funny and profound.” Mrs. Jeannie Judge said. Patin has never spoken at BSM before.

Patin will be giving a separate speech to BSM faculty and staff on Thursday. From 8:00 to 9:15 on Friday, Patin will be speaking to the junior high and from 9:20 to 10:35, he will speak to the senior high.