As a lifelong WELS member, born and baptized into the WELS and a product of a WELS Christian day school, Paul knew the value of sound teaching and knew we would get it in the WELS. When he graduated from Wisconsin with an MBA in Finance in 2008 he secured employment with Ameriprise, and purchased a home in Apple Valley. The nearest WELS church was Good Shepherd and, after visiting and being to warmly received by the good folks here, the decision was made.
When Paul first became a member at Good Shepherd, he was asked to serve on a capital campaign committee under fellow member, Dennis Carlson. After moving to Illinois only to return to Minnesota within two years, he chaired the Board for Stewardship. Upon completion of that term, Paul served two terms as Congregational Treasurer before returning to Chairmen of the Board for Stewardship.
Nicole and Paul have been married for nearly 14 years and his daughter, Sarah, is 9. While they hoped to have a second child, the Lord had other plans. They are delighted with their one prize. Paul, Nicole and Sarah do lots of things as a family; going out to dinner, to the movie theater, to the state fair or the Renaissance Festival, and enjoying each others company outside in the yard together. On a really cold day, they will build a fire with the wood cut during the summer, and enjoy a movie at home.
An annuity actuary by trade, Paul now works in a risk management role at USBank in their card unit (credit, debit, and prepaid cards). He formerly worked for 11 years at AIG, then did short stints at Ameriprise, Allianz, Modern Woodmen of America (in Rock Island, IL), and contracting around the Twin Cities. He is also working on earning his Chartered Financial Analyst designation, having passed two of the three exams.
Favorite Bible passage: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)