Patricia Wade has a burden and passion to share the transforming grace of God with women of all ages. Her trademark blend of humor and enthusiasm is both inspirational and entertaining! She has worked in  partnership with organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ, the United States Army, and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and has been privileged to share the message of Christ not only in the United States, but also in Barbados, Belarus, Costa Rica, Germany, London, Lithuania, Nicaragua and Mexico.

Patricia and husband Andy are founders of Living Vessels Ministries, and Patricia is creator of The Esther Experience conferences and retreats. 


How can one be still long enough to find Jesus in the midst of all the noise and distraction of our 24/7 culture? One of the greatest challenges for women today is to stop, be still, and learn to listen to God’s voice.

Based on the book of Esther, this conference is designed to transport women away from the daily distractions that turn life upside down and lead them to a quiet place where their focus can be turned toward God.  It is a "portable version" of the more elaborate Esther Experience retreat (see below) which can be presented in any church or community.

Patricia takes us on a journey through the life of Esther; combining personal experience with biblical truth. She demonstrates the way in which God's love for Esther parallels His love for us. A hilarious host of characters are used to facilitate study and and worship, creating a timeless memory of an intimate encounter with God.


Being constantly bombarded with demands from so many different directions, it’s easy for young women to feel like they have to handle everything alone in this chaotic world. The girls in your ministries may not even be aware of how very faithful God is to them; Patricia is thrilled to now offer The Esther Experience conference for girls to serve as a powerful reminder!

Using key elements from The Esther Experience conference, Patricia delivers a relevant message while creating an environment that can be a catalyst for life change in these young women. Moms and daughters are encouraged to attend this conference together in order to reconnect with one another in a meaningful way.


Patricia Wade is available to speak at women's ministry events - everything from a one-day event to an in-depth weekend getaway. She is an anointed speaker and teacher with a contagious passion to share the hope of God's truth and to serve His people.


Have you ever faced an overwhelming situation? Are you holding on to the past, unsure of what the future might bring? Or maybe you just feel, well...ordinary. Who are you...really? Maybe it’s time to stop, catch your breath and see your life through the eyes of a queen. You are invited inside the royal palace to explore these questions when stealing away to The Esther Experience.

The Esther Experience retreat is sponsored by Living Vessels Ministries for either individuals or groups, and is held in beautiful settings such as "The Cove" at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC and Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, NC. This is an annual event designed for ladies who are seeking some time alone, or for women who seek relationship-building with neighbors, coworkers, or among friends.

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