Paul Elmore - Care Pastor

Paul Elmore

Family Info

What role do you play at WCC?
As Care Pastor, I help individuals, couples, and families who are facing extra struggles and challenges. I'll get you connected with resources and support to make your life a little easier.

How long have you worked at WCC?
18 months

What other ministry positions have you held at WCC (or other churches or ministries)?
Professional counselor since 2004, Certified Leadership coach, Founder and host of the Secure Marriage Podcast and

What's your favorite thing about WCC?
Shannon and I have truly enjoyed working with a staff and ministry team who desire to see people get connected to others and have a vibrant relationship with Christ.

Favorite or influential books, movies, authors, podcasts, etc...
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Inside Out by Larry Crabb, Calvin & Hobbs by Bill Waterson, The Incredibles, Dead Poet Society,

What’s your favorite thing to do on your days off?
Spending time with my Beautiful Bride, Driving and working on restoring cars and motorcycles, Developing programs for Secure Marriage

If you could have a superpower for a day, what would it be and why?
Telekinesis—having the ability to make anything happen just by thinking about it would make my life quite a bit easier (and I'd only use my powers for good).

If you could trade lives with any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Peter from Chronicles of Narnia—I plan on meeting Aslan someday.

If you could have dinner with any person from history, who would it be and why?
Daniel from the OT—Can you imagine standing there seeing the hand of God writing on the wall one day, and then spending the night with a bunch of lions the next day, and then watching your best friends walking out of a burning furnace that had just killed the soldiers that threw you into it? He'd probably have a few more stories to tell over bread sticks.

Favorite Bible verse and why?
James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

If you could have a personal assistant for any aspect of your life, what would you choose? (e.g., cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.)
Brushing my teeth—Even though I do it first thing every morning, it's the one thing I look forward to the least each day.

What's the funniest nickname you've ever been given, and how did you earn it?
Mr. Wog (as in Paul E. Wog) Coworkers at my first job were having fun with my first name and the initial of my last name and the nickname just sort of burst into being.