Meet Our TEAM

Patricia Bushart Merrell
Director of Outreach and Development
A small-town Tennessee girl, Author of Jesus Loves You Most w/Patricia Merrell (a devotional source), President and co-founder of G7:14-THE MOVEMENT (a non-profit devoted to bringing unity across denominations in revival and prayer),  Patricia, lives with her family in Brownsville TN. She and her husband, Chuck have 4 sons, 4 daughters-in-love and 12 grandchildren.
Patricia loves gospel music, from bluegrass to Southern Gospel and contemporary (it’s all about Praising Jesus). Her passion is Evangelism both  written and spoken. She adores time with family, painting and repurposing, furniture and odd finds.
Her greatest desire, besides one day seeing Jesus, is to love on people and show them the love, Grace, and mercy of Christ. She is always open to opportunities to be His witness.
The Drifted Drum is honored to have her involved in all of our endeavors from professional partnership development to taking the platform sharing her own incredible story of how God completely restored her from a life of drugs, despair, and destruction. 
Rachel Sinclaire Sparkman
Chief Editor
Sinclaire Sparkman is a professional editor who loves the Lord and shaping up words. She is employed by a publishing house that creates Sunday School curriculums, and she earned a certificate in editing from Berkeley in 2019. She begins her pursuit of a master's degree in theology from Trevecca Nazarene University in the fall of 2020. In her free time, Sinclaire likes to explore the outdoors and play board games with friends. She also founded the writer's guild, Wordkiln, that meets in Wilson and Rutherford Counties. Find her blog and information about her freelance editing services at
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