Our Staff

Patricia Kitchell

Patricia Kitchell,  Music Director

After 32 years as Chancel, Children’s and Handbell Director of the Wayne United Methodist Church, I resigned.  My oldest son was captain of the soccer team at the University of Massachusetts and there was “never a good Sunday” for me to be away.  I didn’t want to miss that chapter of his life, so with a heavy heart, I left the church job I loved.  A year after his graduation, I was out gardening on a Sunday afternoon and received a call from the PRC search team.  I was hired in the fall of 2007 to be the Music Director.

I grew up in Wayne and graduated from Wayne Valley High School.  I attended colleges in New York City and South Orange, NJ.  My degree is in Marketing, but music was always a not too distant minor.

I am very happily married and the mother of 2 amazing sons – the true blessings of my life.  I also have a grandson that I refer to as “Mr. Delicious”.  He fills my soul with joy!

Since joining the PRC staff in October 2007, I have felt God’s hand many times….directing me to this place, as well as being ever-present in the music we offer at worship.  This is a wonderful church and I always feel a part of this family.  For this and the many blessings in my life I feel grateful….always grateful.