Pastor Paige brings to the UJMC pulpit her love of scripture, delight in storytelling, and passion for the church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
She is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis on Christian Education. She also has a Masters of Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Pastor Paige has served churches throughout the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2002.
Prior to attending seminary, she was the Executive Director of the Sierra Service Project, which creates opportunities for church youth groups to serve in Native American and inner-city communities throughout the West.
She is active with Progressive Christians Uniting and the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative and connected to Orange County networks of faith-based communities working for peace and justice.
Pastor Paige is married to professional musician Forrest Robinson, a partnership that enhances her ministry and ups her Cool Factor.
Pastor Paige also brings to her ministry years of improvisational acting training; a full passport with its corresponding stories of adventure and misadventure; enough Japanese language to entertain UUMC's Nozomi congregation; a guitar, a ukelele, and a trombone.