Upright Ministries
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Meet our President

Founder & President:
Patti Malott is the founder and president of Upright Ministries, a national organization whose mission is to protect ministries by safeguarding people and streamlining processes.  She utilizes her knowledge and expertise in risk awareness to assess risk, train and educate others, and facilitate the process of change.  She is known for her ability to restructure finance systems, resulting in clear and accurate reporting.  
Patti served in the area of Business Administration for more than 22 years before founding Upright Ministries in 2002. 
She holds certifications from:
  • Risk Management from Cambridge University (CRM)
  • National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA)
  • Southern Baptist Church Business Administration (SBCBAA)
  • United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (UMACBA)
In July of 2005, Patti received the Church Management Hall of Fame Award from the NACBA at the National Conference in Keystone, Colorado, for “outstanding contributions to church management and NACBA.”  Known for her expertise in developing, training, and facilitating methods for reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse, Patti assists churches and organizations in America and other countries.  She has authored numerous articles and is frequently sought for educational seminars because of her session content and relational presentation style.
She has served as Director on the boards of various non-profit organizations in roles such as Chairman and Treasurer.  She most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Church Supplies and Services, Inc., a national CO+OP headquartered in Houston, Texas. Patti has previously served as president of the Houston Chapter of NACBA and as Regional Director of the national organization.
In addition, she is the managing editor of the CO+OP magazine and the Director of the annual Texas Ministry Conference. Patti is also a faculty member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research
Patti and her husband, John, reside in Spring, Texas, where they are members of Champion Forest Baptist Church.  They have two married sons and eight grandchildren. As a hobby, Patti loves bow, rifle and black powder hunting for whitetail deer.