Pasquale“Pat” Mingarelli is a photographer by trade and served 11 years with CampusCrusade for Christ (now called Cru) as a photojournalist with their magazine Worldwide Challenge. He left Cru to celebrate God as Creator through photography. His ministry, The Creation Speaks, examines how nature reveals the glory of God and His attributes. It exploreswhat creation declares to our heart soul and mind about God. When we see howgreat God is in creation we will better understand how great He is in our lives! He posts on of his photos and a Visual Bible Verse
Daily. He lives in Bellevue with His wife Patti, their daughter Talitha, their son Pasquale andtheir dog Montana.
Photo by Pat Mingarelli
In the spring of 2011 Pat became my professional photographer. The photos of me in the poka dots and pink jacket are from a day in the park with Pat. I’m looking forward to a new sitting while at our Wordsowers Conference April 25, 2015
Kat: Do you think it’s an advantage for writers to know something about photographer and if so, what?
Pat: We have the perfect photo for the cover of their new book! (Sweet answer Pat.)
Kat: What are three good facts to know about you and why?
Pat: 1) I am passionate about showing what nature can tell us about God. Why do people need to know this: Because we all need to pursue what God has made us passionate about.
2) Over the years I have spent plenty of time hiking, camping, swimming, scuba diving, gardening, walking and exploring the outdoors. Why do people need to know this: We all need to be deeply familiar with what is the focus of our writing and speaking.
3) God first, family second, ministry/photography/writing third. Why do people need to know this: That is the way it has to be.
Kat: What scripture has spoke to you the most while you write and/or shoot scenery?
Pat: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. And Psalm 104 the whole chapter.
Kat: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Pat: Focus and believe. A dream is good, but writing it down, making it a goal and pursing it is a whole better. And jobs are for people who want to work for someone else.
Photo of Kat by Pat Mingarelli
Note from Kat: Pat will be available for professional photos for writers.
Cost: $25.00 for writers will have a photo session and their head shot emailed to them. For $40.00 Pat will touch up the head shot and send 4 x 6 prints of the writers choosing.
Interview by the Lionhearted Kat one of the Wordsowers Leadership Team