With Paula Williams & Jonathan Williams

This episode features a joint session recorded live at #OPENfaith2016 where Paula and Jonathan Williams share about transitioning, family, courage, and hope.


About Paula

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, a leadership magazine.   I was also a teaching pastor for two megachurches.  Those responsibilities ended when I transitioned to live as Paula.

I currently serve as a pastoral counselor, church and non-profit consultant, writer and speaker.

I am a runner, hiker, and avid mountain biker.  The first two are relatively safe.  The third, not so much.  Still, I pedal.  Cathy and I have been together for 42 years.  She is a retired public school teacher and a practicing psychotherapist.  We have three children and five grandchildren.

You may contact me at paula@rltpathways.com.


About Jonathan

Jonathan Williams is a writer, speaker, and pastor. Jonathan currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Forefront Church in New York, NY, a progressive institution that works to bring positive change to New York City.

Jonathan has spoken at several national conferences including Exponential, Eastern Christian Conference, and the Organization of Progressive Evangelicals Network. Jonathan's writing appears in the Christian Standard and Rebel Storytellers publications. 

In 2014, Jonathan was named one of the top 40 leaders under 40 by Christian Standard Magazine. 

He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his spouse and two daughters.