Pamela Patton

Director of Congregational Ministeries

Pamela Patton is the Director of Congregational Ministries at All Souls NYC. She is responsible for pastoral ministries and the Buddhism and Mindfulness program. She also manages the Membership Engagement and Communications departments. She preaches occasionally on Sundays, she leads programs on meditation several times a week, and she hosts a variety of guest teachers related to spiritual care and Buddhism.

Pamela is both a Unitarian Universalist and a Buddhist, and founded the Buddhism and Mindfulness program at All Souls. She has been involved with All Souls for 30 years. Her own spiritual practice is in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and her dharma home is Shantideva Center in Brooklyn. Pamela attends retreats at least once a year, and she attends teachings frequently.

Pamela holds a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and she has clinical chaplaincy experience at various NYC hospitals, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care. This is a second career for Pamela; her prior career was in the tech world where she worked at a Silicon Valley startup, Fortune 500 companies, and NYC nonprofits. Pamela holds an M.A. in Education and Computing from Teachers College and a B.S. in Mathematics from Tufts University.

Pamela lives in Manhattan with her family.


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