Charmaine Patterson is executive assistant to Russ Gunsalus and communications coordinator for Education and Clergy Development. She has an extensive background in freelance writing for inspirational and lifestyle content. Patterson received a B.A. in advertising from Michigan State University. Shortly after, she explored her passion for writing and earned an M.A. in journalism from Columbia College in Chicago. Patterson enjoys blogging, finding recipe ideas on Pinterest and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.