(photo: Larry James)



Pastor Paulette grew up in Chapin, SC. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She received her Master of Divinity degree with Church and Ministry Division honors from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in May 2013.

Pastor Paulette served as associate pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lexington from January 2015 until March 2017. She then served as a supply pastor for numerous NALC congregations in the Carolinas Mission District from April 2017 until May 2018. Pastor Paulette was commissioned to serve as the mission developer for Joy Mission Church in May 2018. She has a passion for mission and is blessed to serve with Joy in our community and beyond. 

Pastor Paulette and her husband, Chris, have been married for twenty-four years and have three amazing children, Rachel, Patrick, and Sarah. They share their home with a Miniature Schnauzer named Josie and an outside cat named Nicodemus, or Nic, for short. In her spare time Pastor Paulette enjoys running, biking, hiking, yard work, watching movies, and sharing in the ordinary adventures of family life.



Scheri grew up in Louisville, KY. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Sullivan University with a BA/Executive Assistant degree.

Scheri met her husband, Al – a barber in Lexington, SC – in Columbus, OH. They have been happily married for twenty-six years. Sixteen years ago, Scheri and Al decided to move away from the cold and snow of Columbus and head to Lexington, SC, and it was the best move they have ever made!

Scheri recently started a nonprofit, The UPLIFT Encouragement Group. The mission of UPLIFT is “To build communities for people living with chronic illnesses/disabilities that empower, empathize and encourage. To offer hope.” Scheri is very passionate about helping others through their journey. She has lived with Multiple Sclerosis for the past twenty-five years and starting UPLIFT was definitely a God thing. Check our their website at: http://www.upliftencouragement.com.

In her spare time, Scheri loves working out at the gym and cleaning/organizing! She also loves working for Joy Mission Church and is excited to help them grow!