Mary Jo Patterson found Jesus at the tender age of 7 at a vacation bible school in her home town of Harristown, Ontario. At age 26 she had another encounter with God through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Mary Jo discovered CFO after returning to Jesus as a young married woman. CFO has and continues to be a vibrant part of her life where she rediscovers the love of God personified in the campers and displayed in the ebb and flow of the camping program. As an ordained minister, Mary Jo ministers at St. James United Church, Simcoe, Ontario. She also has a part time therapy practice specializing in grief and trauma. As an artist, Mary Jo believes that Jesus takes all the past events of our lives and paints beautiful creations on the canvas of our present and future. (For we know that in all things God is working for the good of those who know and love God and are called according to God’s purpose.” Romans 8:28) Mary Jo looks forward to being with you and prays that something she has lived and learned will be a blessing to you.