Paul hails from Pretoria but has spent most of his adult life in KZN. Prior to pursuing his call to ordained ministry, he worked in the Emergency Services as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic and Station Officer at Centurion Fire, Rescue and EMS service. He studied at Pretoria Ambulance Training College and is a Graduate Diplomate of the South African Emergency Services Institute. Paul went to COTT Grahamstown for his undergraduate theological training. He obtained a BTh (honours) through UNISA in Biblical Studies, and has a particular academic interest in the social context of the Biblical writings, where he has done research towards a Master’s degree in New Testament Studies in the field of healing, medicine and healthcare systems in the Ancient Near East. He hopes to complete this project when time allows. However, currently he serves as Archdeacon of the uMgeni region of the Diocese of Natal, a role that keeps him prohibitively busy. Paul loves cycling, nature and plays “a bit of” guitar. He also likes to engage theologically with modern culture, which he feels has lost the ability through scientific advances, technology and materialism to embrace mystery, and hence God. Paul is married to Rae, a Remedial Teacher and Educational Therapist, and they have two gorgeous daughters: Jenilee (21), studying towards a BMus degree at TUKS, and Casey (14), now in grade 8 at St. Anne’s Diocesan College.
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