Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Robert Patterson, Sr. and Barbara J. Patterson, and raised in Atlanta, Ga. he is a graduate of Oakwood College, Huntsville, Al, with a B.S. in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration from Alvernia University, Reading, PA. Robert has served as the Auditor, Assistant Treasurer and Under Treasurer for the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventist for the past 22 years. Mr. Patterson was recently elected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventist located in Mt. Dora, FL. During his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis, and hanging with family and friends. Robert is married to the former Carmen Henry of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island and they are blessed with two children, Robert, III, 23 years old, and Reyna Cierra, 17 years old.