Speakers Spotlight | Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi

Speakers Spotlight

We would love to come and share our ministry with your church, Sunday school class, civic group, school or office meeting. Call Kate Williams at 601-853-5000 ext. 1222 or email Kwilliams@mchms.org to schedule a speaker.

Gulf Coast Speaker


Burt Patterson is a retired pharmacist who seeks to serve the Lord daily. He has a passion for James 1:27, in which God tells us to help the widows and orphans. Burt lives with his wife in Ocean Springs. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Burt has a heart for the children at the children’s homes and would love to come and share his passion for MCH with you. If you are in the Gulf Coast area, and want to know more about MCH, give Kate Williams a call at 601-853-5000 ext. 1222 to set up a speaking engagement with Burt. His enthusiasm will make you fall in love with MCH too!

Northeast Mississippi Speaker

Katie Robertson is a retired elementary teacher who has a huge heart for children who have been abused and neglected. Katie and her husband of 45 years live in Crawford, MS and attend Starkville First United Methodist Church. They have two children and five grandchildren. Katie has been the Community Bible Study Teaching Director for 10 years. The Robertson’s are co-owners of Burnt Oak Lodge, a Quail Hunting and Conference Facility.

Katie serves on MCH’s Development Committee, and her love for MCH has grown rapidly over the past 12 months. She loves speaking to others about the things she is passionate about… and the children at MCH are top on her list. If you are in the Starkville area and want to know more about MCH, give Kate Williams a call at 601-853-5000 ext. 1222 to set up a speaking engagement with Katie. Her wit and zeal will make you fall in love with MCH too!

Central Mississippi Speaker

Mike Duggar the CEO of MCH, believes that God has called him to minister to broken children and to help them understand how much God loves them. His vision is to lead the way for and improve how Mississippi cares for traumatized children and troubled families.

Mike came to us from the Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Georgia with twenty years of experience working with abused children in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and Mississippi. He received his bachelor’s in criminal justice from The University of Tennessee and his master’s in community psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

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