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Kate Lewis and Pat Hendrickson are a team of Married Ministers on The Amazing Race 12.

Kate & Pat fell behind early in the second leg when they were one of only three teams to be on the second flight to Amsterdam. They then struggled at the Detour, causing them to fall to last and never catch up, resulting in their elimination in 10th place.


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Kate and Pat dated for seven years before having a blessing of their union at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church three years ago. These well traveled Episcopal clergy are ready for the adventure of lifetime–but don't let the collars fool you–they can play dirty too.

Kate is an Episcopal priest and has one grown son. She claims that the biggest difference between herself and Pat is that she avoids conflict while Pat dives right in. Kate describes herself as passionate and sarcastic while Pat says she is persistent and dependable.

Pat is a vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church and her ministry in the community is to people with disabilities. She is also the mother of two sons and grandmother of three. Pat's biggest pet peeve about Kate is that she constantly misjudges her time, an issue that could surely cause problems on the Race.

Both are out to prove that they are not afraid to compete with anyone and they are extremely confident that their years of experience will help them combat the physical prowess of the younger Teams.[1]

The Amazing Race 12

Race History

Kate & Pat's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ireland No Detour Kate 8 of 11
2 2 Ireland → Netherlands Hoist It / Hunt It Kate 10 of 10
Average 9.00
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Although billed as a married couple on The Amazing Race 12, Kate & Pat did not get legally married until July 9, 2008.[2]


  • Kate & Pat are the first lesbian team to participate in the Race.
  • Oldest lesbian team, with an age average of 57.

External links


  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (11/12/2007): "INTERVIEW: 'The Amazing Race's Kate Lewis, Pat Hendrickson talk"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (11/12/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Kate and Pat, 2nd Eliminated on 'The Amazing Race 12'"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (11/15/2007): "Amazing Race Clergy Couple Are No "Wimps for Jesus""
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (11/15/2007): "Amazing Race Interview: Kate & Pat"
  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (11/16/2007): "Amazing Race's Kate and Pat call themselves "partnered clergy," not "married ministers"


The Amazing Race 12 Teams
 Ari & Staella
Best Friends
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 Azaria & Hendekea
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 Kate & Pat
Married Ministers
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 Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
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S12 LorenaJason.jpg
S12 MariannaJulia.jpg
 Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/ Grandfather
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 Ron & Christina
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 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
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