Paula Stone Williams

Keynote Speaker

For 35 years I worked with the Orchard Group, a church planting ministry in New York. For most of that time I was Chairman and CEO.  For 12 years I served as a weekly columnist and Editor-At-Large for Christian Standard magazine.   I was also a teaching pastor for two megachurches.  Those responsibilities ended when I transitioned to live as Paula.

I currently serve with RLT Pathways, Inc. as a pastoral counselor, church and non-profit consultant, writer and speaker.  I am actively involved with OPEN, a ministry of progressive Evangelicals, and the Center for Progressive Renewal, a ministry of Convergence.  I am also an active member at Highlands Church in Denver, Colorado.

I am a runner, hiker, and avid mountain biker.  The first two are relatively safe.  The third, not so much.  Still, I pedal.  I have been blessed with three children and five granddaughters.  Cathy and I were together for over 40 years, and we still enjoy a close relationship.