By God's unmerited grace, Clint is an adopted son of God the Father, serving Jesus, being sent by the Spirit to make disciples in Greater Boston (Waltham). After completing a Masters in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Clint joined the staff at The Village Church as a Groups Pastor, ministering to men and women at the Dallas Northway campus.
In October 2012, Clint went to Boston for the first time to attend a conference and everything changed. God had called Clint to the work of church planting while in seminary, but had yet to give him a location and a people. That weekend, the LORD stirred in Clint a burden for the people of Boston and set the Patronellas on a journey to plant in Waltham, a growing community along the Charles River just 9 miles west of downtown Boston.
Clint is part of the Seven Mile Road Network of churches, a family of churches advancing the good news of Jesus Christ by equipping spirit-led disciples to multiply gospel communities and plant gospel-centered churches devoted to the glory of God, the growth of the church, and the good of their neighborhood.
He is married to his best friend, Andea and together they have four beautiful children: Bryton, Haddon, Everett, and Evangeline. They love reading, good eats, and conversations with friends.
Having grown up in Massachusetts on Cape Cod, Jeremy and his wife, Liana, have an inherent love for the area and the people. Shortly after trusting Jesus in the summer of 2009, Jeremy felt called to ministry in his home area. In 2013, he and Liana moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary with the intention of returning home to take-part in church planting.
Jeremy met Clint at a missions meeting at the Village Church while looking for a church home during his first few weeks in Dallas. After watching the plans for Seven Mile Road Waltham progress and praying for direction, the Lord's orchestration in the matter became clear and he, Liana and baby Noelle joined in the mission.
Jeremy has a deep-rooted desire to see the gospel spread through church planting and displayed through caring leadership. Having spent three years in Dallas, training through seminary and the local church, he is happy to be back home and serving Waltham.
SEVEN MILE KIDS COORDINATOR
Mandy and Trevor Smith live in the greater Waltham area with their two children, Gemma and Tobin. The Smith family has been a part of Seven Mile Road churches for the past 10 years where Mandy had the opportunity to be a part of a year-long Women’s leadership track.
Mandy has served in children’s ministry for the past 13 years. Feeling a deep call to support church planting and having a heart for their neighbors, Trevor and Mandy jumped at the opportunity to be involved in Seven Mile Waltham. Mandy works as a Behavior Analyst in elementary school settings and has a love for teaching children, especially those with learning challenges.
Being creative about ensuring inclusion and access to learning about Jesus is a great passion of hers. For her, it has been a joy and a blessing to be able to fuse together a love of creating learning environments and sharing Jesus with our children.