Patricia Pennala

Founder / President

Family, friends, and most others call her “Trish”. She is also referred to as the person to go to for all sorts of help and advice. But Patricia Pennala, the founder and president of Ambu Ministry, Inc. seeks no gratification or praise. She sees herself as an ordinary person willing to help anyone with a need. Doing the will of God is her desire and she humbly accepts the fact that it is His power that changes things for the better.

Trish loves nothing more than to help inspire and develop the potential in others. Her interests in people are far more of a spiritual aspect. She knows from experience what it is like living in poverty and being homeless. This is one of the reasons Trish has dedicated her life to making a difference in the world. By establishing Ambu Ministry, Inc., she hopes this organization will help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.


December 19, 1960 – Born in Monroe, Louisiana

May 1979 – Graduated, Carroll High School

1981 to 1983 – Studied Business Administration at Northeast Louisiana University

2000 to 2002 – Studied Business Accounting at University of Minnesota

August 2013 – Married, Brian Pennala


Books Written

2019 – Submission to Glory: Living a Life That Glorifies God. Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. ISBN: 978-1-9736-4762-1.

2018 – Submission to Glory: Living a Life That Glorifies God. Xulon Press, ISBN-13: 978-1-5456-2664-1.

2008 – Submission: Benefits Every Man Woman & Child. Xlibris Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-4363-2819-7.


Work & Volunteer History

2011 – 2016 – Agent Support Specialist, Financial Service Corporation

2006 – 2011 – Volunteer Coordinator, Glenwood Regional Medical Center

2006 – 2011 – Volunteer Coordinator, St. Francis Medical Center

1996 – 2000 – Accounting Specialist, Sidley & Austin LLP

1992 – 1996 – Accounting Specialist, Telecommunication Corporation

1985 – 1988 – Tax Shelter Examiner, Internal Revenue Service


Honors & Awards

2011 – U.S. House of Representatives Special Congressional Recognition

2011 – St. Francis Hospital Certificate of Achievement

2010 – St. Francis Hospital Certificate of Achievement

2009 – The President’s Volunteer Service Award