Pat Holt, along with her husband Kyle, has been a member of the Southwest congregation since 2006. She attended Sunset School of Preaching student wives' classes from 1968-1970. She holds a B.A. in Education and completed the program of study at the Institute of Children's Literature. Fluent in German, Pat and Kyle lived in Vienna, Austria, twenty-two years, where they labored in spreading the gospel. During this period Pat taught children’s and ladies' classes and also spoke at the Austrian Ladies Lectureships. The Holts moved to Romania in 1992, working there as missionaries for fourteen years. Both learned Romanian, and Pat taught children’s and ladies' classes. She taught English in the Romanian schools for seven years using the Bible as text.