Lou Damiani has over 35 years of full time ministry experience – including 19 years serving in Lead Pastor capacities in two separate churches. For over 20 years, he has been actively involved in mentoring/coaching relationships with pastors to develop disciple-making skills and strategies within their churches; to train in biblical conflict mediation; and to often provide personal and marital counseling. For over 10 years, he and his wife Patti, have together conducted Marriage Retreats as well as Biblical Peacemaking Seminars. In 2011, Lou and Patti joined The Navigators’ Church Discipleship Ministry Team (CDM) that provides coaching, strategic planning, and ministry resources to help pastors and their churches practically fulfill the Great Commandment in the spirit of the Great Commission. Lou is a graduate of Biola University and Talbot Theological Seminary.
Patti Damiani has overseen the development of women’s ministries in 3 separate churches with the purpose of cultivating a mentoring movement and disciple-making culture between women of all ages. She also has extensive training and experience in conflict mediation as well as mentoring/coaching in relational wisdom. She has strong skills in strategic planning and resourcing. Patti joined the Navigators because of their mutual vision and passion to develop disciple-making cultures among women in local churches. Patti is a graduate of Biola University in Cross Cultural Missions and Elementary Education.
Lou and Patti have been married since 1971 and have 4 adult children and 16 grandchildren. Lou enjoys fellowshipping with friends, gardening, tennis, snowshoeing (preferably on a cold, snowy day), and Michigan football. Patti loves having a good cup of coffee with quality friends, gourmet cooking, landscaping, and snowy Michigan winters and cool summers.