Patrick O’Connell is the Director of NewThing. After graduating college and a stint in the Army, he went to work in the corporate world eventually becoming a Vice President in a prestigious investment firm. It was during this time that he connected with COMMUNITY Christian Church, Chicago and eventually found his way back to God. In 2007 he left his business and moved with a team of people to Kansas City to help start Restore Community Church. Soon after, he began coaching and mentoring church planters. He’s become a student of church planting, enrolling in the Master of Missional Church Movements Program at Wheaton College. He wants to leverage his knowledge, experiences and passion for Jesus to help people start more churches that help even more people find their way back to God.