Pat Bouwer and her husband Ed moved to Baltimore in 1985. She and Ed started attending Central shortly thereafter and became members in 1987. Growing up in a Christian household, she always had a relationship with Jesus, but it was the friends, leadership and mentors at Central that have grown and matured her faith over the years. She was widowed in late 2019 and this church family provided invaluable support. Recently retired, she spent over forty years in the telecommunications industry, initially with AT&T and then as a Director of a private consulting firm headquartered in Washington DC. She has two sons (Scott and Chris) who grew up in the youth fellowship of the church, and now has six grandchildren. She is a member of the handbell choir, WOW and the CPC preschool board of directors. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, hiking, reading and volunteering.