Pat Thompson was born and raised in White Center, a community just outside the city limits of Seattle,WA. She has 30+ years of experience in urban youth ministry. In 2000 she co-founded the YES! Foundation of White Center, a non profit organization that focuses on leader development while addressing social, educational, physical, and spiritual needs of White Center children and youth and is currently YES!’s Executive Director. Her love for and commitment to children and youth have led her into the hard work of community development and social justice. She is passionate about people and God, she loves a good story, she has more questions than answers and one of her core values is laughter.