Paula Parker is co-founder of Military Families Ministry (MFM) AND
Executive Director of Dino's Operation Shoebox (DOS)
Paula is the mother of a Marine Corporal serving in the Reserves. Her daughter, Sara, enlisted in the Marines in 2009.
Paula works full-time at Penn State University and spends her days coordinating classes for law enforcement and corrections officers. Evenings and weekends are dedicated to serving military members and their families through MFM and DOS. She organizes volunteers, donation drives and the shipping of care packages to deployed troops. She continues to support military members, their families and veterans throughout the United States and abroad. Paula serves as a mentor to those wishing to get involved in military ministry and often speaks to groups about how they too can serve the needs of our military and their families.
Paula served four years mentoring young boys as a leader and trainer in the Cub Scouts and has served as a Deaconess at the State College Alliance Church. She currently serves as a member of a Military Consortium at Penn State University.
Paula shares Tracie Ciambotti’s vision of connecting churches and military families.
It is her desire to raise community awareness and support for military families who serve at home and abroad.
Paula lives in State College, Pennsylvania with her husband Rick and their children.
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