Faculty Associate in the Practice of Ministry

A 1995 MDiv graduate, Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecois, adopted Lakota) is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and brings over thirty five years of experience leading and working with nonprofit and public sector agencies. Since graduating from PSR, Patricia has been an active partner on our campus, teaching courses and offering leadership in field education, the Changemaker Fellowship, and others.  In all of her work, she provides training, consulting and technical assistance in the areas of community organizing, social justice advocacy, organizational development, cross-cultural effectiveness, consensus building, as well being as spiritual & executive/personal coach.

Patricia serves on the board of directors for Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee. Prior to launching Seven Generations Consulting, Patricia was Executive Director of several nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, where she also served as Western Regional Director. She also served as Director of Education and Training at National Community Development Institute (NCDI) and Director of the GTU Summer Session. These experiences have enabled Patricia to serve as interim Executive Director for 14 nonprofits and foundations.

Patricia writes and speaks on an array of issues. She is the lead author for Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders published by the Fieldstone Alliance, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit publishers and has written chapters in books written by Joanna Macy, Marie Weil and Donald Gerard, as well as numerous articles.

Patricia works with organizations to deepen their organizational culture, moving toward greater inclusion and equity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Southern NH University and Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. She serves as adjunct faculty at Mills College and PSR. Between them, she and her life partner have six daughters and six grandchildren.