Patti Nemazie came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior through the ministries of Grace Church. Receiving a free paperback Bible as a first time visitor, Patti began reading it and was captured and transformed by the grace of God from a life of no purpose or passion into a fully devoted disciple of Christ to the glory of God.
In 2004, on fire and full of passion, God called Patti into ministry after Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Katrina devastated Southwest Florida. She began doing disaster relief in our community. This experience stirred in Patti her spiritual gifts of evangelism and faith.
In 2007, she was hired on staff as the Director of Missions at the Cape Coral campus of Grace Church. Her job title was changed to Director of Reach and Send Ministries in 2009. Through team based ministry she has led close to 75 short term mission teams to 5 continents watching God use these experiences to transform the lives of the team members and the Grace Church missionaries served. Locally, she led teams of amazing volunteers that led over 20 ministries and sent out more than 250 people monthly to serve outside the walls of the church. In January of 2016 Patti and family moved to Sarasota Florida to plant the 5th campus of Grace Church.
In addition Patti has served as a Chaplain with the Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team, Certified Temperament Therapist, Crisis counselor and a Supreme Court of Florida County Mediator with a background in nursing.
Originally from Long Island, New York and living in Southwest Florida for the past 22 years, she is married to her high school sweetheart Steve, has two adult children Robbie and Brianna, an amazing daughter in law Kayla and 7 precious grandchildren.