Mission U is a mission-focused educational retreat co-sponsored by the Global Board of Ministries and the United Methodist Women. In 2015 and 2016, Patrick served as the AV coordinator for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church's Mission U. In this role, he solicited donations for sound and projector equipment, oversaw the setup and breakdown, and provided on-site support.
Sarah visited South Africa in December 2015 and January 2016 as part of an cultural immersion trip with Wesley Theological Seminary. These are some of the pictures she took on the trip. Sarah shared these pictures as part of a presentation called Hope in Unlikely Places, presented at Emmanuel UMC's United Methodist Women's meeting on March 12, 2016.