It’s fun working together with everyone on the mural!
Natalie P.

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

It’s fun working together with everyone on the mural!
Natalie P.

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

What a joy-filled project! People of all ages, working side by side, with all levels of skill and mastery culminating in a vivid, artistic display of God’s rich promises for our lives.
Heather Eggert

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

The All-Community Mural was an exercise in community, grace, and living into the gifts given to us by our Creator God! It was an experience full of the Holy Spirit – watching as people of all ages came together to touch brush to canvas, to laugh and talk and share, to unify their joy in the coming Savior in the creation of a work of art – a reminder that no matter who we are, Emmanuel calls us all to the same space: the foot of the cross.
Holly Stoner

Director of Faith Formation, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

As beautiful as our completed mural was, I believe the even more significant aspect of this project was the process used to create it. The simplicity of the mural’s “paint-by-number” made it possible for both Sunday School kids and 80-year-olds to add their brush strokes to the canvas. As a community of faith, we worked side by side to create an extraordinary painting telling the story of God’s love for us. Paul’s design of the mural and encouraging oversight generated great excitement for all involved in the project.
Keith Ruehlow

Pastor, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

The highlight of the project was the way people got involved, not just from our church, but friends from the community got interested in being part of the project.
Jim Osborn

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

Featuring Paul in our worship was one of the most engaging, meaningful experiences our congregation has had in years. Paul’s gifts of painting and presence are amazing, and the good news shines through him.
Dan Poffenberger

Senior Pastor, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN

Very humbling and emotional. Extremely moving. Stunning, amazing and beautiful! Wow! Words cannot express how touched I am in my heart.

from participants

If we have Paul again, I will invite 20 of my closest friends

from MN

This was the perfect worship event by which to remember our loved ones.

from throughout the United States

Your ministry inspired faith in the new generation. This highest of priorities is fulfilled in what you do – Thanks be to God!
Philip Blom

Pastor (retired)

My four-year-old was mesmerized for the entire time! She kept telling me every part of the story as Paul painted it.
A Mom

from WI

So emotional, it brought me to tears.

from WI

The whole story came to life before my eyes!

from WI

I was simply carried into prayer by the colors.
Dirk Lange

Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Our Lord Jesus painted pictures in our minds when he told parables. Paul puts these depictions on canvas to bring Christ’s images to bear on our lives.
Christopher Croghan

Professor of Religion, Sioux Falls, SD

Thank you for including the choirs in the powerful worship. Everyone is still talking about it throughout the community!
Lee Nelson

DMA Zahn Chair of Choral Conducting, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

I was amazed, and when completed I looked with amazement on the painting! Both young and old sat mesmerized. This is a great event for the whole church!

Dave Williams

Pastor, Hope Evangelical Free Church, Osceola, WI

We were truly blessed to have Paul come to our parish to paint the Road to Emmaus story during the Easter Season – an awesome experience!

Andrea Bleck

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Catawba, WI

Captivating! Watching Paul open up the story of the Scriptures through his painting held our congregation spellbound.

Neil Craigan

Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, White Bear Lake, MN

Paul’s heart shines through in a dynamic way as he allows the Spirit to create through him a Gospel message that jumps off the canvas and penetrates straight to the heart.

Steve Dornbusch

Pastor (retired), Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

It was a profound coming together of the audible and visible Word.
Dwight Hanson

Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith, WI

My kids came home and told us all about it, how awesome it was!
Concordia Int’l School

Parent, Concordia Int’l School, Shanghai, China

Jesus has called and is powerfully using Paul’s incredible gifts to revive a hunger for His living, active Word.
Wendy Berthelsen

Pastor, President of Call Inc., Dallas, TX

That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen!

Ten-year-old worship attender

Clayton, WI