Pastor Paula Lawhead has served with the people of Immanuel since October 2020. A graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Pr. Paula has previously served as Pastor at St. Peter’s in Pilger and St. Luke’s in Stanton, NE; and as Pastor for Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. She is a native of Nebraska, growing up in Omaha, and lives in Bellevue, with her husband, David, their eighteen-year-old daughter, Katy, and their seven-year-old son, Elijah.
In ministry, Pastor Paula is passionate about equipping others in putting words to their own faith. She loves to teach and preach and talk theology. One of Pr. Paula’s great joys is sharing the stories of her own life of faith and even more hearing from others how God has been working in their lives. She is passionate about pulling truth out of messiness and her mission is to identify, illuminate and affirm truth; in who people are and in God’s work in this world. If this can be accomplished with humor and joy, even better.