Rev. Paula Maeder Connor
I am passionate about making relationships with people from every walk of life. I was a Peace Corps volunteer during the Vietnam War. For whatever reason, as a Spanish and political science major in college, the Peace Corps place me in Thailand. There I came to a larger world view of people, religions, class systems and more.
I retuned from Peace Corps and entered seminary just when the Lutheran Church was beginning to ordain women. There I came to understand the realities of sexism and elite-ism and academia.
So now for 20+ years I have pastored a congregation in Lakewood, Ohio, Trinity Lutheran. In the past number of years as the Church continues to change and as our economy continues to struggle, I have become invested in simple hunger relief, the lack of heath coverage for those who are poor, and the amazing quagmires of goverment, finances and aid for those without employment. In our own little way, Trinity is a microcosm of care. I am glad to be part of this community of friends.