Interim Advisor to Advancement
Born in Maine, raised in Florida, Paula came to the Mennonite Church in Denver as an adult. “As one grafted in, I have always felt as though I have found my spiritual home.”
After a career in retail Paula felt a call to seminary and began on line courses from Seattle in 2000 – soon visiting campus for intensive courses during the summer. In early 2006 she moved to the seminary campus to pursue a MDiv degree fulltime in pastoral leadership, graduating in 2008 and being ordained in 2011.
Shortly after Paula had the privilege to serve with Mennonite Mission Network as their Senior Executive for Advancement until retiring in August 2017. In retirement she hopes to continue to serve the church in transitional ministry settings such as this current assignment with AMBS.
Paula has two children, six grands, and two great grands. She lives in community on Main Street in Elkhart, IN. Currently Paula serves as moderator of Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference and as a board member of lacasa, a local non-profit serving the county in housing, financial empowerment, and community building.