Pat Schmidt

Staff portrait of Pat Schmidt

After spending the last ten years as a co-owner of a retirement planning firm that he helped grow to thirteen offices across Ohio, Pat felt called to part ways with his business and focus his love for the Lord and people by joining the Northwest Bible Church team in May 2022.

As Executive Director, he focuses his time and energy on ministry and staff development. He was introduced to Northwest by his now-wife, Lauren, in 2011, and it’s been his church home for him and his family ever since.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Pat as a left-handed pitcher following his senior year of high school. After spending four years in the minor league system, Pat returned home to Ohio, where he attended and graduated from The Ohio State University.

Pat and Lauren make their home in Dublin with their three young children, Ella, Addie, and Luke.


  • Playing outside with his family
  • Traveling and beach vacations
  • Watching Ohio State football & Cleveland sports teams
  • Being an ambassador for local businesses as a Board of Director for the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Playing golf & softball with friends
  • Investments & retirement planning
Schmidt family: Addie, Lauren, Ella, Pat, and Luke.
Creative Director
Brendan Ringer
Administrative Pastor
Ron Whiteside