Pat was born in Seward and raised on the family farm outside of Bee, Nebraska. He graduated from David City Aquinas High School in 1980 and attended college at Midland Lutheran College graduating in 1984 with a degree in biology and natural science. Pat attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and graduated in 1989. He then completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation in Lincoln, graduating in 1992. After residency Pat and Cheryl moved to York and have made it their home for the last 30 years.

Pat has been involved with numerous organizations over the years. He has been active with the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves as President. In 2018, he was awarded the Nebraska Family Physician of the Year. He has been actively involved in the move towards value-based care on the local and state level because he believes it is important to improve the healthcare delivered to patients.

Pat was a member of the York Public Schools Board of Education for 12 years. He also served on the Epworth Village board for 24 years. Pat is a member of the First United Methodist Church in York and has served on several committees. For the 24 years of the program, he has served as the chief cook and bottle washer for the church’s Wednesday Night Live program.

Pat has been married to his wife Cheryl for 34 years. They have 4 children, 2 sons-in-law, 1 grandson and a granddog.

“I am running for the Nebraska Legislature because my life has been characterized by dedicated service to others. Whether it was caring for my patients, serving my church, my community, or my profession it has always been done with an attitude of humble service to others. If elected to the Nebraska Legislature I will make serving my constituents my top priority. I want the people of the 24th District to know that they play an important part in the legislative process. I will be accessible, responsive and will listen to their concerns.”


Midland Lutheran College 1984: B. A. Biology and Natural Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1989: Doctor of Medicine
Lincoln Medical Education Foundation, 1992: Family Medicine Residency
York Medical Clinic, 1992 to present. Family Physician

SERPA ACO (2013-present) Served as Secretary, Vice President, President (2 years) Exec. Board member and Board member/Lead Physician for York Medical Clinic.

Epworth Village (1995-2019) Board Member, Committee chair.

York Public Schools Board of Education (2002-2014) I held various leadership positions including 2 years as board president.

York Public Schools Foundation (2014-present) President 2014-2019

Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians (2000-present) Board of Directors, Treasurer, Vice President, President Elect, President.

Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (2001-present) President for 15 of those years

Volunteer Medical Director Gresham Fire Rescue Squad

First United Methodist Church. I have served on the Trustees and Staff/Parish relations committees and have been executive chef for our Wednesday Night Live children’s program for 24 years.