Reverend McCollum is an internationally recognized spiritual leader in the Pagan/Earth-Based religions who's work toward human rights, social justice, and equality for all religions and spiritual traditions, transcends cultural, religious, and political barriers. Reverend McCollum is the 2010 recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism. Reverend McCollum's spiritual work focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and bringing together people of all spiritual paths, to work together toward global sustainability and world peace. He accomplishes this through his involvement with many different organizations in different capacities. These include:
Board Member and Development Director, Children of the Earth, United Nations NGO. A worldwide organization directed toward empowering youth to make a better world and to building a better future. COE deliver programs, which provide young people with the empowerment and leadership skills necessary to advance peace in the world today and in the future. COE fosters building networks of cooperation, multicultural understanding, spiritual values, and ethical living skills. Learn more...
DIrector of The National Correctional Chaplaincy Directors Association (NCCDA), An organization composed of high level directors and administrators of state and federal programs, dedicated toward the advancement of religious understanding and pluralism in governmental agencies, with a particular focus on correctional institutions.
Chaplaincy Liaison for the American Academy of Religion, the world's largest and oldest convocation of religious scholars, theologians, and clergy, and in that capacity provides training and resources to govenment agencies seeking to advance pluralism. Learn more
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Peace Service Center in Katmandu, Nepal.
Member of The National Advisory Council of American's United for the Separation of Church and State, Dedicated to perserving the constitutional principal of church-state seperation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Learn more
International Interfaith Coordinator for Circle Sanctuary, A 60,000 member
Reverend McCollum has served for over 13 years in the California prison system meeting and facilitating the emotional and spiritual needs of the Earth-Based religions, where he received an official commendation from the California State Senate for his work.
Director of Chaplaincy for the Cherry Hill Seminary
Director of Our Lady of Wells Church
Patrick McCollum Foundation Committee