In my work in the Provost's Office it's a blessing to integrate my faith with my profession on a daily basis. I am inspired by the Gordon College ethos in which administration, faculty and staff work collaboratively to serve God and each other. Here are just a few things that have encouraged me over the last six years.
Introduction to Ballet
I love sharing my passion for ballet with Gordon students, who are a continual inspiration to me. I hope I have made a difference in their lives. Pictured: Dance Ministry Team leaders. One student says: "This class really brings out the true meaning of dance, which is a form of personal expression through the body's movements."
My children, Stacey (27) and Dana (24) are the greatest blessings in my life. Stacey is a preschool teacher and education coordinator at the New England Center for Children with Autism in Massachusetts. Dana is an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Washington, D.C. Pictured: Stacey and Dana on Stacey's wedding day, June 2, 2007.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
As part of Jan Carlberg's Women's Prayer Group, I began a prayer shawl ministry for the Gordon community. Beverly Beauregard, our first recipient, says, "I was overwhelmed when you presented the prayer shawl to encourage me during my recovery." Pictured, left to right: Jan Carlberg, Paula, Gaynelle Weiss (first shawl) and Donna Loy (most shawls).
Companions for the Journey
This ministry pairs students and staff members in a mentoring relationship. Alicia Heelan '07 (pictured) and I have had a wonderful journey together. Alicia says, "Throughout my four years at Gordon I found that under Paula's quiet and gentle nature hides a woman of great strength and deep faith."
Office of the Provost