Reverend Catherine Yvonne Patterson

Associate Minister / Minister Christian Education

Rev. Catherine Y. Patterson has been a member, and has served on the ministerial staff at Friendship Baptist Church for 25 years. Rev. Patterson earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in English/Communications from Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio and further earned a Black Ministers Certificate of Study from the Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford Connecticut. Rev. Patterson was ordained to preach the Gospel at Friendship Baptist Church in April of 1991. She is recognized as an Ordained Minister of the Gospel in the National Baptist Association and the American Baptist Churches of New York State. Reverend Catherine Patterson faithfully served as Interim Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church from 1994 - 1998.

Rev. Patterson currently serves on the Ministry Committee (catechizations/ordinations) for the Capital Area Baptist Association (American Baptist of New York State) and is the Capital Area Representative for the Congress of Christian Education of the Central Hudson Baptist Association. She also serves as a Workshop Leader for the Congress of Christian Education for the Central Hudson Baptist Association. In her secular life Rev. Patterson is employed at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.