Pamela Parks covers Weekend Weather for WPFF and WNLI and is a WNLI Weekend Host. Pamela grew up on Brussels, Wisconsin and graduated from Southern Door High School in 1991. While in school, Pamela was involved in choir, musicals, jazz band, forensics, show choir, and band—she played the tuba!
Pamela studied Social Work at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She graduated in three years and married her husband, Jarrod, in 1994. Pamela and Jarrod met at church. Jarrod was in the U.S. Coast Guard and stationed on the Mobile Bay. They have lived in Cheboygan, Michigan and Duluth, Minnesota. While in Minnesota, Pamela earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Pamela and Jarrod have three children—Helen, Isaac and Evelyn. They also have a dog, two cats, a pony and a horse. They live in Brussels. Pamela is a Board of Education member for Southern Door Schools and Jarrod is a Town Supervisor. He works as a programmer.
Over the past year, Pamela has lost over 65 pounds and had a makeover on a local television news show. She loves gardening and helped to start the Southern Door Schoolyard Garden. Since her teen years, Pamela has performed with her dad, Dan Phillips. They have a band with family and friends called Parks, Phillips and Co.
The Green and Gold is the one and only professional sports team Pamela follows. “I am a Packers fan—they are the only team I care to watch and cheer for. And I love to cheer—just ask my kids!” Pamela said.
“God has opened some doors to some pretty interesting work opportunities,” Pamela said. As a teen, she sold cherries and strawberries at roadside stands, planted and picked vegetables for a local farmer and helped sell them at a farmer’s market, cared for her apartment’s whirlpool in graduate school, and has worked as a Social Worker at a hospice, an adoption agency, and a domestic violence agency. For the past decade, she has been a stay at home mom, a Pampered Chef consultant and, now, writes articles as a freelance writer for local papers and magazines—in addition to working at WPFF and WNLI.
Working for Bethesda Christian Broadcasting was another unexpected door of opportunity that God opened. “I didn’t have experience in radio but I love to talk and sing, so it was a neat way to use the voice God has given me. I’ve enjoyed learning more about behind the scenes of a Christian radio station. I love Christian music, so it is a lot of fun to be a part of a great team that encourages others with the word of God through song and message,” Pamela said.
“I am passionate about people. I love to help others, encourage them, solve problems, and be a witness of God’s love,” Pamela said. “And that passion fits with the mission statement of Bethesda Christian Broadcasting. We are here ‘to impact people for Christ and equip them to put their faith into action.’ It is an exciting mission for an exciting God.”