Dave Patty is the founder and president of Josiah Venture, a leadership training organization focused on equipping next generation leaders throughout Central and Eastern Europe. He holds a BA in Theology from Multnomah University and a MA in Education from Wheaton Graduate School. Beginning with just three couples in 1993 the Josiah Venture team has grown to become one of the largest leadership training organizations in the Central Europe, with over 300 staff in 14 countries.
Dave is well known in the region for his practical Bible teaching. He produced a weekly television broadcast called Exit 316 that aired for 82 weeks on national television in the Czech Republic and was seen by over a million people. After many years of equipping leaders, Dave observed that unresolved father issues were creating unnecessary ceilings many gifted and promising believers. Over 10 years of study on the fatherhood of God have led to the transforming message presented in this book. Dave lives with his wife Connie in Frydlant, Czech Republic, and has three grown children. He loves to ski, climb mountains, and think up adventures with his kids.