The Rev. Michelle Wahila was born and raised in Endicott, NY. She graduated with honors from Grove City College and received her Master's of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in May 2005, and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at her home church, Union Presbyterian Church in Endicott, NY. Since then, she's pursued her calling working in the US and France.
Michelle has worked in churches in Pennsylvania and NY and served as Associate Pastor of The American Church in Paris where she helped organize and implement events that reached the expatriate community and welcomed hundreds of visitors into the church as a part of her commitment to welcome and hospitality. Her call is now serving as the Creative Director and main pastor at Ruffled by Grace. She welcomes and officiates weddings for couples from around the globe in the romantic backdrops of both Paris and La Fauvelière in the countryside of France.
Michelle is married to Kevin, who works in business development. They are the proud parents of two boys, Connor and Marcello, and two cats, Aksah and Rocky. Michelle’s family recently moved to a 19th century farmhouse in the French countryside where they are enjoying a radical change from city life in Paris. Together they are spending time gardening, constructing forts, barbecuing, and playing their favorite French yard game – petanque.