Becoming a Sage: Pat Hoertdoerfer

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Pat Hoertdoerfer.


Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer is a professional educator and a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who practiced her leadership in academic institutions, congregations, UUA staff and camps/conference centers, and interfaith communities over the past forty years. As a certified Sage-ing® Leader she is currently sharing her ministry with elders while engaging in service to future generations. Partner to Manfred for fifty-plus years, mother to four adult children, and Oma to seven grandchildren, Pat enjoys retirement living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Through her many decades she has lived her passions of sharing stories around a campfire, engaging multigenerational spiritual growth and participating in cross-cultural adventures and service learning.