Gina grew up in Texas and has been serving in a church for about as long as she can remember. Her dad was a pastor and so, from a young age, she would pitch in on everything from Sunday school to helping clean up after the service. After high school she attended Bible college for a couple of years before transitioning to dental hygiene school. While there, she lead a Chi Alpha ministry on campus, leading students in weekly Bible studies and larger events. While working with Chi Alpha she met Nick Fatato, who she would later marry.
After she married Nick, they worked in campus ministry in Michigan and Massachusetts for 11 years. They eventually took over Boston Worship Center in Boston’s North End neighborhood, where they pastored for 9 years.
For the last 10 years, Gina has worked with Nick as a part of the Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. She also ministers at Common Church in downtown Boston and counsels couples through the Prepare and Enrich program.
Through all of this experience, Gina has grown to believe that no matter what we face, we often have the solution within us. We just need help uncovering it. Gina is especially passionate about talking to people in ministry, women who are married to pastors, or women who find themselves in a new season of life.
When she isn’t ministering, Gina is a mom to four adult children and the family dog, Chico. She likes reading, baking, doing puzzles, and playing word games. She also goes to the gym daily, but only occasionally enjoys it. She coaches throughout the greater Boston area and looks forward to every new challenge coaching brings.
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