Paul was born in Minnesota, and raised in Nebraska. He came to New York in 1968 living in the city for all but six years ever since. Paul is a cardiac surgeon at Mount Sinai.
Paul enjoys singing and listening to classical music, making jigsaw puzzles, and reading. He enjoys traveling especially to Italy and loves spending time with the grandchildren especially at the beach.
He married Mary Delle the day after graduation from Abilene, and she has been his rock and inspiration ever since. His daughter, Stephanie is the amazing mother of three while working full time. She graduated cum laude from Yale and added an MBA many years later. His son, Stuart is a talented artist wtih BFA from SVA here in NYC. He is also a computer wizard and terrific uncle to Stephanie's kids.
Paul's primary focus has been on the worship ministry with participation in the Praise Team. He enjoys supporting fellowship activities and gatherings with Mary Delle, in their home. Paul appreciates the great blessing of the beautiful diversity of our church family. He never ceases to be amazed at the insights and deepening of understanding we gain each week from the sermons and classes.
Proverbs has been his favorite book since 1979. He says, "There are 31 chapters so I read one chapter every morning before I go to work. It is amazing how often there is a message there that serves me well that day. One of my favorites is Proverbs 20:24 Since the Lord is directing our steps, why try to understand everything that happens along the way? (TLB)"
Paul has served as an elder since 1992.