About Paul

Coaching Focus: Individuals, Leadership, Teams, Non-profits, Community Organizing, Strategic Planning, Vision & Mission

Paul is an ACC certified International Coach Federation trained coach.

Paul’s passion for coaching arises from a deep desire to see leaders and organizations succeed. He centers this commitment in the essential nature of being in authentic relationship, genuine listening, and creating community. His coaching has been a natural outgrowth of his training in transitional ministry, organizational systems theory, community organizing, and his passion for wanting to make a difference in his community and the world.

An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1995, Paul Oppedahl has a demonstrated history of serving multiple congregations in transition as well as long-term pastorates. He presently serves Sabylund Lutheran Church, situated among the picturesque, rolling hills of Pepin County, Wisconsin.

Paul guides his life from the value that we are each a beloved child of God.  He finds fulfillment in celebrating God’s grace and partnering with others in making disciples and working in community to make a difference in our neighborhood and the world.

Ordained in 1995, Paul is skilled in leading during times of transition when clear, goal-oriented, strategic planning and deliberate follow-through is necessary. Trained in transitional ministry, organizational systems theory, community organizing, and life coaching, Paul effectively partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that will inspire you to live more deeply in a way that will resonate with God's plan for you.

Paul received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, followed by a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Paul has shepherded numerous congregations through leadership transitions as well as successfully serving long-term pastorates in Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Falls, WI, and now Stockholm, WI. He loves all kinds of music, enjoys beautiful weather during all seasons, travel, woodworking, and time with family. 

Paul adheres to the Code of Ethics of the International Coaching Federation.