Johanna (deVries) Paul, ’12

Assistant to the VP for Student Recruitment
All StaffAdmissions

Contact Information
Phone: 724-264-4702
Email: PaulJE@gcc.edu

Johanna (deVries) Paul, ’12

As a high school senior, I dreaded the thought of choosing a college. I was anxious about committing to a major and career path, and the future seemed too big and heavy for me to handle. During my time at Grove City College, though, God gave me some helpful perspective. I came to see that His grace is, indeed, sufficient, and that He will always care for me and leads me where He knows I belong. And He certainly did! As you’re considering schools, my hope is that you embrace what I learned and trust that God’s grace to you is sufficient. He is able to work out His will in your life. You are free to get excited about the future in the face of uncertainty and rest on the fact that He will care for you and lead you where you belong.

Grove City College was one of the instruments God used to care for me, and I’m forever thankful. I am confident that this place is preparing students well to step into the world with confidence, and that God is working through the fellowship that permeates campus life to mold people for the better—from the classrooms and chapel to the dorms and dining halls. As you envision what your future might look like, I encourage you to schedule a visit and see for yourself the amazing work God is doing here. As visit coordinator, I’m here to help you experience as much of Grove City as you can. I hope to hear from you soon!

About Me
I grew up in a small town in Ohio and later moved to a small town in Pennsylvania. In 2008 I followed my big brother to Grove City College. During my four years on campus, I majored in biology, minored in French, and enjoyed other courses outside of those departments as well. The chance to think about science, history, education, music, and culture in a biblically grounded and challenging yet supportive environment deeply shaped my mind and my heart. Since graduating, I’ve worked in youth and camp ministry, and I’m excited to be back at Grove City to interact with students and families who are investigating the College!

Hometown
Dalton, Ohio

Favorite Scripture
Psalm 73, especially verse 26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Favorite College Memory
Rugby practice in the rain, volunteering in the Early Childhood Education Preschool, reading on the patio of MAP South in the springtime, and living with my friends.

Favorite Activity on Campus
Taking a walk in the early morning.

Hobbies
Setting up a hammock in the woods, playing Frisbee, and enjoying good music and good books.

 

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