Make a Difference; Be THE Difference!

Hello, my name is Patch Isla-Avendano Wetzel. I am the Founder and President of PatchWorks Ministries based in Johnstown, Ohio.

It's my belief that ALL things happen for a reason. It is NO ACCIDENT that we were put on this earth together at this time that we can make a difference in our lives and others' by bearing and holding each other up in kindness, love and grace. We are meant to meet, and if you'd care to join us, come be part of the PatchWork (directory coming soon) to be connected with one another in all things to make a difference, be THE difference in each other's lives.

I am the researcher, creator and developer of "Nephesh™" (trademark pending); the Hebrew word for "soul"; an international, inter-denominational scripture-inspired movement of rest and restoration, focused on the breath and flow of motion. Comprised of multiple disciplines, the object is mind-body-spirit connection through breath awareness and incorporating increased mobility for strength, stability, flexibility, agility, balance, focus and mindfulness.

For as long as you have breath in your body, you CAN make and be THE difference in this increasing chaotic and destructive world.

Trained in (predominantly) yoga; I received my certification through YogaFit in Las Vegas, NV and have taught and practiced in:


United States
Cambodia - Siem Reap
Austria - Nauders
Indonesia - Bali
Turkey - Istanbul
     Los Angeles
Japan - Narita
     San Diego
Korea - Seoul
Turkey - Istanbul


     Las Vegas

New York - NYC

Ohio - All Over


My schooling and background is in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (L'École des Roches, Valais, Switzerland) and I hold a BA in International Humanities from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

I am an International Chaplain (UN-ECOSOC) for Marketplace Ministries and I'm working on earning a PhD in Humane Letters through CICA (Canadian Institute of Chaplain Ambassadors) International University and Seminary.

The message is that we are ALL called according to His Purpose and Plan. Emmanuel, "God with us" is in our breath ("Ruach") and we must speak, live, BREATHE LOVE, light, kindness, peace and goodness that the world will know who we serve.

We are God's Army and we (his followers and believers) represent the Kingdom. "We can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens us." (Philippians 4:13) In this discipline, we can be THE Difference in an increasingly chaotic world.

She is currently searching for individuals who want to be trained and certified in the teaching, philosophy and principles of Nephesh™ so that they, too, can help others in the health and fitness goals, while fulfilling the scripture call of Christian ministry (The Great Commission) and spreading the love of God (through Christ) through praise and worship.

What to Expect

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

A Word About Me

The Great Commission

Getting to know...

We were ordained to meet according to His time. Let's play!


Servant. Wife. Mother.

He gave me a heart for people and enjoy sharing my love of God, health, and food to help find their respective purposes in Him!


Love, Laughter and Lessons.

While I love to have fun and laugh, my interactions are about YOU and your purpose according to His Plan. Let's learn together!