James "Butch" Patterson, Sequim


Butch discovered his love for singing while attending Dakota Wesleyan University. He was a member of the travelling chorus from 1961 to 1966. After graduation, he went into the Navy where he was a pilot and flight instructor, which kept him busy enough to preclude any musical endeavors.

Once back in civilian life, he continued with his flying as a flight instructor, instructional development coordinator, charter pilot and most recently flying for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.


Butch getting advice from Jack

Butch and his wife enjoyed singing together in church choirs during their 23 years in Alaska. They were part of the worship team at Community Baptist Church in Kodiak.


Paul & Butch

After retiring from Fish & Wildlife Service and moving to Sequim in 2006, Butch desired to find a way to sing for the glory of the Lord. He became part of the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers at the beginning of the 2008 season and is happy to be a part of this gifted group of men.

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