Paula Bates

About Paula Bates

Email address: pbates@emic.org
Official title: Preschool Service Team Coordinator

My name is Paula Bates. I enjoy being outdoors, crafting, repurposing items, decorating and hanging out with my family. I have directed several preschools, and I am very involved with the Boys & Girls Club movement. I have been married for 21 years, and we have four daughters Brytny, Samantha, Payton, and Reagan. We have also enjoyed being foster parents to several children.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I was not raised in a Christian home, but in kindergarten, I went to church on a bus that came through our neighborhood and picked children up called the Joy Bus. I don't ever remember not having Jesus in my life thanks to a children's ministry that cared enough to pick me up every Sunday and pray for me. I stayed in church my entire life. In 2010 we moved to Texas, and in 2013 we came to EMIC. I started serving in the choir, then moved to Big Super kids and then to Jr Superkids.

I currently work in the preschool program at EMIC as a service team coordinator. I have the privilege of being in all of our preschool rooms. I also have the privilege of assisting our Preschool Director.