Paula her Ph.D. in Humanities from Coral Ridge Baptist Seminary, Florida; Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance & Opera from Texas Technical University; and a Bachelor of Music from California State University at Fullerton while studying three summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California with famous French Metropolitan Opera baritone, Matial Singher. Paula was born into a Ukranian Orthodox and Jewish community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada surrounded by family musicians and artists.
Completing her Masters, she directed the opera program at Grinnell College in Iowa while attending the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for two summers which opened the door for a five year singing contract in Vienna, Austria as well as, touring with the Mozart Salzburg Opera Company in Western Europe and presenting concert tours in southern Austria. In 1982 when she moved back to Los Angeles, she gave her heart to the Lord and met her future husband Darryl. That same year Paula sang her final professional role as Mashenka in The Bartered (Bought) Bride at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and the Lord called her into His musical realm and out of the world’s system.
After Darryl and Paula were married in 1983 the Lord called them to the east coast in Virginia where Darryl was called as a minister of music to Christian Fellowship Church and Paula established Performing Arts Ministries.