Paula has been serving in Ballygrainey Presbyterian Church since November 2020. She is involved in the pastoral work of the congregation, women's and children's ministry and outreach into the community.
Paula serves the congregation pastorally, alongside the minister and elders. She is part of the Lighthouse Club team, helping with children's ministry and is involved with the mother and toddlers, Tweenies group. She supports women's discipleship in PW and other small group settings and is involved in developing mission opportunities in the community through Holiday Bible Clubs, Bangor Cares, etc.
Paula really enjoys the opportunities she gets to share God's love with others. She has a real passion for seeing children grow in their faith and seeing women help each other apply the truths of God's Word to their lives. She says, "I love God and never cease to be amazed that he loves a sinner like me. I aim to love others as Christ loves me and to encourage my church family to grow in their love of God and to love and serve each other. What a witness this can be to the community around us."
Paula is married to Stephen and they have three children. She grew up in the congregations of First Dromara, Second Newtownards and Rathcoole Presbyterian churches. She was a teacher of Religious Studies before being commisioned as a deaconess in Ballygrainey Presbyterian in Novemeber 2020.
- Pray that Paula will continue to grow in her love of God and seek to live for him.
- Pray that the women in the discipleship groups will continue to grow closer to God and to each other.
- Pray that good relationships may be built and strengthened in the Tweenies group and that there may be opportunities to share God's love with this group.
- Pray that the children of Lighthouse Club will enjoy learning about God and that each one will come to know him as their Lord and Saviour and live to shine their light for him.