Pat joined NBBC in February 1982 and has been on the staff for over 35 years. She has served in many roles and is currently the Ministry Assistant. The Hess family moved here from MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL when her husband Jim retired after serving 20 years in the US Army. Jim is a Life Deacon, and has been Sunday School Secretary for the past 20 years. Pat and Jim have been married 50 years and have two adult children, Tim and Chris. The twinkle in their eye comes from the love of their grandchildren: Abigail, Luke, and Jackson. Pat has a love for mission work having served in the Ukraine and Aruba and considers it a privilege to work on the staff of NBBC.