Paula Smalley is a self-appointed program director, wife of Craig, mother of three mostly grown children, and a 4-K preschool teacher. She was raised in a northern household in a southern town, likes her unsweet iced tea with a splash of sweet, and has seen REM sixteen times. It was during an evening with an REM cover band that the sustaining grace of God became known to her and through her in new and deeper ways. She describes herself as average. Mainly she is one who warmly and transparently shares the glorious grace of God in common ways to uncommon effect.