Active member of St. Gerard Catholic Church
Patricia Willemsen, a retired business owner, has been a member of New Hope for the last 16 years. She is the secretary to the board and a member of the PR/Fundraising Committee. She chairs the "700 Raffle", one of the fundraising efforts in support of the organization. Pat is actively involved in the planning and execution of the Annual Dinner each June. Recently she took on the responsibility of producing the bi-monthly newsletter which is sent to over 14,000 households in the 48219 zip code.
Pat is an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. But her claim to fame is that she has been married for 51 years and raised eight children and SURVIVED?