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Paula Donald

Paula joined the SHV team in 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Sports Science degree from Colorado State University. Paula has been with her husband, Doug, since 2001.

Tell a little about yourself:

(In no particular order) I grew up in Washington state. I have degrees in Human Nutrition and Exercise Science. I love living in Colorado!!! Doug and I have been married for almost 14 years. I love to hike, run and enjoy the amazing Colorado views and weather!!! I’m a science-geek at heart who is learning to embrace being relational. I like to knit, color and be creative in doing things with my hands.

Random fact about me:

I love chocolate chip cookies!

Favorite quote from scripture:

“I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve me. For I have chosen you and will not trow you away. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:9-10 NLT

What inspired you to do what you do:

I am so thankful God changes lives, brings hope and healing… and I love using my gifts and skills for a purpose. So, what better purpose is there than being involved in what God wants to do?! I am inspired and encouraged in all I get to see in people’s lives where Jesus’ love is setting them free.

Book that moved you:

Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong

Favorite singer/band:

Hillsong Young and Free

On the weekend I love…:

to go hiking with Doug, my husband.

Best advice I ever got:

Trust yourself to the God who made you, for he will never fail you.

Slogan for life:

less of me, more of Him