The Rev. Canon Pat Wingo
The Rev. Canon Patrick J. Wingo joined the bishop's staff as canon to the ordinary in September 2012.
Pat graduated from the University of Alabama in 1982 and from the Seminary of the Southwest in 1992. Before entering seminary, he worked in banking, equipment sales and construction. Pat served as rector of Church of the Resurrection in Gadsden, Ala., and St. Thomas’, Birmingham, Ala. before beginning his ministry at the diocesan level. While in the Diocese of Alabama, he served for three years as president of the Standing Committee. He has been a summer camp director and a deputy to General Convention. Pat helped begin the Cooperative College for Congregational Development in Province IV, and is trained in Conflict Mediation for Congregations through the Lombard-Mennonite Peace Center. He and his wife, the Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo, have three daughters.
In his role as canon to the ordinary, Pat is responsible for assisting and supporting the bishop in areas of episcopal ministry, including disciplinary matters, prevention of sexual misconduct training, congregational development and the discernment process.