Every few weeks you’ll get to learn more about the men who are the driving force behind OMM. This week we’d like to introduce you to Paul Woodard and his family!
What are your passions/hobbies?
I spend as much time with my family as possible and try to include them in what I do. Primarily, I am
further seeking to lead my family in following the Lord and to teach my children what it means to be a
passionate Christian. Lately I have been diving into the world of traditional archery and, soon to follow, I
hope, will be bowhunting. My son Brent is also getting into the sport, which makes it all the more
Why did you get involved in OMM?
I remember a long car ride some years ago when Steve pitched the idea of OMM to me (before it had a
name). We got so fired up during that conversation, both deeply knowing the importance of Christian
mentorship. When I was 12 years old, my father died of cancer, and I know from experience what it is
like to not have a dad in my life. Thankfully, many men stepped up to help bridge the gap, but not all
who lose a parent are so lucky. The issue of fatherlessness, for one reason or another, is one of the most
severe issues plaguing the world today. We cannot provide fathers for young men, but OMM can help
bridge the gap and change their trajectory. I am honored to be a part of that.
What makes it such a powerful, life-shaping experience for these young men?
These OMM trips give boys an opportunity to begin the journey to becoming the young men they were
designed to be, ultimately becoming the leaders of the next generation. OMM is essentially a
mentorship and discipleship program at its heart. The goal has always been to connect youths with their
Creator. What can be more powerful and life-shaping than that?