Originally from Arkansas, Patrick Christopher Kangrga began in ministry by serving two years as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps in Maryland and then Massachusetts. His lay-professional journey has included positions at parish and diocesan levels in New York, New Jersey and California. Most of his seven years in ministry has focused on working with youth. He currently serves on the Council of Forma the Network for Christian Formation, a ministry of the Episcopal Church Foundation. He has been a contributor to such resources as Faith @ Home developed jointly by Forma and Forward Movement as well as Planning for Rites and Rituals published by the Church Publishing Group.