Patrick Sladek

Patrick Sladek

I am the Maintenance Manager at the Mission. I have been with the Mission in many capacities since 2009. I have enjoyed working closely with the clients and the staff as a teacher and a mentor. I also have 20+ years in the construction field. Currently, I am a youth leader with the “tweens” at The Bridge Church.

What do you do at the Mission?
I am the Maintenance Manager, and I oversee maintenance on all ten of our facilities. I am secretary of the weekly inside AA meeting for the clients.

Tell us about yourself.
I am 43 years old. I am married, and we have three beautiful children.

How did you end up at the Mission?
I knew I needed help, so I came to the Mission. This is where my life began to transform. I was asked to stay and work at the Mission the day of my graduation.

What is one thing about you that surprises people?
I enjoy reading and writing poetry (my favorite poet is Edgar Allan Poe).

What hobbies do you have?
Collecting sailboats and doing motocross with my son.

What is your favorite movie or television show?
Tombstone.

What do you consider your biggest success?
My wife and kids.

What is the most influential book you’ve read besides the Bible?
Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. This book changed my life.

Who has most impacted you on your spiritual walk?
God and the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission.

How did you come to know Christ?
When I become willing to let Him into my life, and after He helped me understand myself.

Which biblical character do you identify with the most?
Moses, because he would stumble over his words and asked, “Who am I?” But when the time was right, God gave him the words to say.

What is your favorite memory at the Mission?
Every graduation! I know what the new clients are thinking, and I feel what the graduates are feeling, because I’ve been there.

What do you like most about being part of the Mission team?
We are a family and we are changing lives forever.

Why the Gospel Mission?
Because this is where God led me.

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