Pastor Paul and Ruth Carlson came to Hillside in August of 1985. They were married in 1981 and served three churches before coming to Gillett: Haxtun, Colorado; Worland, Wyoming; and Pound, Wisconsin. Both grew up in Minnesota. Their children are Jonathan, David, Holly and Amber, and their grandchildren are Violet, Jace, and Adriana.
Ruth has a passion for reaching children for Jesus. She has been involved with children’s and youth ministries for many years, and helps lead the Mpact Girls Ministries.