Patrick and Alexis McClure met during college as summer coaches for a Christian sports ministry called Uncharted Waters. They both loved working with kids and teaching them about Jesus. They dated long-distance for two years while Patrick completed his degree in Education at Azusa Pacific University near Los Angeles and Alexis completed her degree in Teaching at Seattle Pacific University. Patrick moved to the Pacific Northwest after college to be near Alexis as he earned his masters degree in Teaching at SPU, and they got married shortly after graduation. From there, Patrick began teaching junior high English and Social Studies, as well as coaching multiple sports, while Alexis began teaching Kindergarten in Seattle. A few years into teaching, Patrick felt God nudging him to go back to graduate school to earn his Principal Certificate, and shortly after their second child was born, Patrick got a job as an assistant principal in Lynden, WA only 5 minutes from the Canadian border. Two more kids later, and five years as an assistant principal, he became a principal in town, and loved every minute of it. Yet Patrick started feeling God nudging him a few years later, this time to consider pursuing a school director position through Serge in Uganda. Their sending church, Redeemer Church, is in Bellingham and is part of the Acts 29 church planting network. Redeemer has been integral in their journey of gospel-centeredness and true community, loving each other, helping each other, and preaching the gospel-truth into every situation.
Patrick and Alexis, as well as children Beckett (‘09), Adrienne (‘11), Zane (‘13), and Hadley (‘16), are serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Patrick is the Director of Education, helping develop Christ School Bundibugyo spiritually, academically, and towards self-sustainability. Alexis is supporting missionary families by teaching at Rwenzori Mission School (RMS) as well as developing relationships with women and children in the community.
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