(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 has now been commissioned to serve as the mission developer for Joy Mission Church. She has a passion for mission and is excited to see how God will call Joy to serve in their community and beyond. 

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