Pastoral Staff


Pastor Michael Paulson

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Coordinating Pastor

Pastor Michael Paulson and his wife Rose have been serving God together within the UMC for nearly 14 years.  He currently serves as Lead Pastor at Lincoln First UMC where his family (including three children) has been serving for 7 of those years. Gabriel is 14 and loves chess and scholastic bowl; Elijah is 9 and loves reading and archery; Grace is 6 and enjoys dancing, art, writing, and illustrating. Rose has passion for prayer and art and reaching and serving children and adults with special needs.

Michael’s passion is helping people come to understand the incredible love God has for them individually, to experience the transformation of their lives as they grow deeper in that relationship with Jesus, and then learn to share that love with others in authentic, lifegiving ways. He brings strategic leadership skills and has a passion for coaching, developing leaders, and helping groups and churches to discern God’s vision for them and how to carry it out.

They all are looking forward to getting to know and become part of the Morton UMC family.