Wiens grew up on the streets of Minneapolis. A title that would be apropos
to the twenty-first century would be that of a "street person."
It was in her third foster home that she came to know Christ as her
For many years, Patti has led women in Bible studies and discipleship.
She was a regular speaker and singer for Stonecroft Ministries
Christian Women's Clubs for more than 30 years, in addition to being the
keynote speaker at numerous church retreats and banquets. She has led seminars at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota, for their "Day Set
Apart for Women" on several occasions. It has not been unusual for
many people to come to Christ upon hearing her testimony, "Ordained
Days." Patti's testimony has been aired several times on Dr. Dobson's
radio program, "Focus on the Family."
Singing with warmth, Patti’s contralto voice brings the listener into the presence of the Lord. Through the singing of gospel music, her desire vocally is to create a deeper sense of the presence of the Lord and to glorify Him.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from
the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota, and holds a Master's degree in Educational
Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Patti served as the co-founder and administrator of New Life Academy of Woodbury,
Minnesota for 25 years, and received the Outstanding Educator Award in
1994 from the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, she also received the Lifetime Service and Achievement Award, bestowed by Association of Christian Schools International.