Paulo Lopes is originally from Brazil and he believed his calling was to become a diplomat. He and God just disagreed on what kind of diplomat he would become.
Paulo and his wife Juliana came to the US shortly after marrying in 2007. They now have three Brazilian-American daughters, Carolina, Sofia, and Olivia.
Paulo is the Director of Next Generation Ministries for the Virginia Conference of the UMC, overseeing ministries with children, youth, young adults, and campus ministries. He is passionate about helping people and organizations (especially churches) become clearer and better at what they do, and he loves getting to preach or teach.
Paulo enjoys good food, soccer, music, and spending time with family and friends in his neighborhood.