Dr. Paula is an educator, paid speaker, author, and top speaking coach dedicated to empowering single women of faith to date and marry God's way.
Her passion for serving singles comes from her own experience. At 16, she decided not to have sex until she married. Her 4-STEP framework helped her keep her vow until she wed at 49!
Dr. Paula teaches, equips, and challenges people to live triumphantly. She is an educator, paid speaker, author, youth leader, and coach committed to helping successful single women of faith attract and marry the right mate so they can create "kingdom families" that impact the world.
She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University. Paula has over 30 years in PreK-6 education as a teacher, director, and principal. Her last position was as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, teaching in their graduate school of education.
In December 2010, as a 49-year-old virgin, Dr. Paula married John E. Perez, instantly becoming stepmother to three young adults.
In 2018, Dr. Paula took early retirement to focus on full-time ministry. She started her writing career in October 2021. Since then she's published two books. Her first book, a memoir, titled 49-Year-Old Virgin: Delayed Not Denied is an Amazon best seller. BOUNDARIES: Saving Yourself Until Marriage is her newest release. '
Her passion for serving single women of faith comes from her own experience. At 16, she decided not to have sex until she married. Her 4-STEP framework helped her keep her vow of celibacy until she wed at 49!
In 2023, she was awarded the Black Business Achievement and the TOP Speaking Coach Awards. Her YANA (You Are Not Alone) Coaching Services help single women of faith attract and marry the love they desire. YANA also means "God is gracious".
Paula and her husband are certified Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) coaches. Together they provide coaching for engaged and married couples. Since 2015, she has served alongside her husband, who was appointed Pastor at Family Transformation, (formerly Faith Temple) a church in upstate New York.
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