Pat Humphrey is associate director of communication and associate editor of the Record at the Southwestern Union Conference in Burleson, Texas. A freelance writer, editor, and journalist for nearly 25 years, she has authored hundreds of articles that have appeared in Adventist and other Christian publications. She also authored a junior devotional book entitled Helping Hands and Healing Hearts and is co-author of two other books: We Are the Pathfinders Strong and Don’t Sweat It: Just Ask Art and Pat.
Pat earned both her bachelor of science degree in psychology and her master of science degree in human development from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She began her professional career as a college counselor, and then in 1988, entered the field of communication when she was invited to serve as assistant editor of Message magazine. After spending four years at the Review and Herald Publishing Association, first at Message, and later as editor of Kids’ Stuff and Cornerstone Connections, she launched her career as a freelance writer and editor while raising and home-schooling her children. Throughout her career, Pat has written copy for special projects for the Adventist Church; served as a columnist for Guide, Winner, Message, and Women of Spirit; published numerous articles; was a contributing writer for several children's books; and also served as contract editor for Insight Youth Resource and Action! magazines. Just prior to accepting her current position at the Southwestern Union, she worked as an educational consultant at the University of Texas at Arlington, and also taught English as a second language to adults.
Pat is married to Art Humphrey, a Christian filmmaker and video producer who owns his own company, On Site Video, which provides video production and editing services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. The Humphreys have two adult children, Candice and Brandon.
Since its inception, Pat has regularly attended SAC conventions and is excited about the opportunity to recruit others to benefit from the professional growth, networking opportunities, and fun that SAC has to offer.