A lot of cookies and a lot of love

Bud and Pat Brown have been the hosts of the Baptist House for the past nine years. They have stayed in the Baptist House since they started coming to Chautauqua in 1977. Bud says that when he first dropped Pat off in Chautauqua she cried because she didn’t know anyone, but when Bud came to pick her up she cried because she didn’t want to leave.

Pat and Bud make the Baptist House feel like home for both their guests and anyone they cross paths with.

“Bud and Pat’s enthusiasm and love is for not only Chautauqua but for the people that stay in this house,” said Betty Stubblefield, who has stayed at the Baptist House for 16 years “They create between [them] a family atmosphere. Pat and Bud become your friend.”