Paula Mercier
Paula Mercier, Founder

"I have a very good reputation in the community and work hard to keep it that way."

Our Approach

Sojourn Mortgage is conveniently located in downtown Hartford and services the lending needs of clients throughout Connecticut.

Paula Mercier is an award-winning Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) and the founder of Sojourn Mortgage Company. She has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage financing industry and has received the 5-Star Award for excellence as a Mortgage Broker 12 years in a row, which is published annually in Connecticut Magazine.

Our Story

Personalized customer service is our hallmark.

The goal of Sojourn Mortgage is to deliver such high-quality service that clients will want to recommend us to their friends, family, business associates, and others.

Paula’s commitment to her business and clientele is a reflection on how passionate she is for her work. Paula explains, “I still love this business and have had the same clients for over 25 years. I have a very good reputation in the community and work hard to keep it that way.”

As a leader in her field, Paula’s integrity and dedication to her clients is what sets Sojourn Mortgage apart from others. With a highly ethical approach, our clients know that their best interests will be protected throughout the loan process with their goals in mind. While our approach is comfortable, our actions are always professional and precise.

We believe in keeping you in the loop every step of the way so you always know what is happening with your loan.

Sojourn Mortgage is here to make the journey easier for you.

Education & Certification

  • Graduate of Hall High School, West Hartford
  • Northeastern University, BS
  • Certified Licensed Mortgage Expert
  • Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Mortgage Brokers
  • National Association of Professional Woman
  • Five-Star Mortgage Professionals
  • Real Estate Investor
  • Residential Real Estate Group
  • Consumer Direct Marketing Group; Team in Training
  • Member, Greater Newington Charitable Society
  • Member, BPOE Elks

Awards & Honors

Five-Star Professional: Annual Award Winner Since 2005

Beyond her career in the mortgage industry, Paula dedicates much of her time to her grown children and to the many charitable organizations with which she is involved.

  • She has been running to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research for years.
  • She also volunteers with Team in Training, an organization that raises awareness and donations for cancers of the blood.
  • She is a member of the Greater Newington Charitable Society, which supports at-risk youth, our military veterans and encourages volunteerism.


Mike Mercier
Mike Mercier, Loan Officer/Assistant Processor

Mike Mercier graduated from Conard High School in West Hartford, CT where he excelled in mathematics and had a passion for the sciences and education. He then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Northern Vermont University in Johnson, VT.

After college, Mike wanted a chance to enjoy his hobbies of snowboarding, skiing, hiking, and rock climbing. So he moved to Alta, Utah -- a ski area at the end of a dead-end canyon with some of the best snow on earth. He worked seasonally for five years as a Front Desk Supervisor at The Alta Peruvian Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, UT where he took pride in managing the front desk agents and corresponded with all other departments in the lodge to ensure all guests had a memorable experience. The lodge allowed Mike to learn how to provide people with superb customer service while giving him the opportunity to ski 100+ days a season.

In the summer of 2019, Mike began working to become a Mortgage Loan Originator and was hired in August as a retail Loan Officer at a local community bank in Salt Lake City. He helped people obtain Mortgage Loan products for their unique lifestyles as well as Tiny Home Loans. In September of 2021, he joined his mother, Paula Mercier, at her brokerage. Mike is now a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator at Sojourn Mortgage where he continues to provide outstanding service to help people reach their individual home ownership goals.

Get Started

Nearly stress-free lending is only a phone call or click away.

Sojourn Mortgage will tailor a loan program to suit your needs, whether you are a first-time home buyer or a long-time homeowner looking to refinance or for a reverse mortgage.

Call 860 306-1666 to speak with a mortgage finance specialist about your unique financial situation. Or, fill out our basic application form so we can start you on your way to the custom loan program that’s right for you.