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Paul grew up in suburban Maryland. He earned degrees in history from Virginia Tech and Northwestern University, and did graduate work in Computer Science. He worked in the computer field for over 30 years before retiring in 2016.

Paul received a “late life call” to vocational ministry and entered the Church of the Nazarene course of study in 2002. Having completed the coursework, he was ordained an Elder in 2012. He served as lead pastor at the Waverly Church of the Nazarene for over seven years, and joined the staff of Owego Nazarene in 2019. Over the years, he has participated in the life of the church in a variety of ways, and is currently teaching an adult Sunday School class and preaching in the evening service rotation. He has a passion for helping other Christ-followers go “farther up and farther in” spiritually.

Paul married Rhea in 1988. In his spare time, Paul enjoys baseball (Go, Cubs!), reading, classical and folk music, and building things with Lego.