Paul grew up just north of Cincinnati, OH and attended Miami University in Oxford, OH. A friend of Paul's first introduced him to a Navigator Bible Study that was meeting in his freshman dormitory. In this Bible study Paul found not only a godly community but also the love for God that he had dismissed before entering college. Throughout the rest of his time at Miami as a student Paul learned how to walk according God's word and to grow in his personal relationship with God through Jesus. The vision of one-on-one discipleship, to teach younger believers how to walk with God throughout their lives and to do the same for others brought Paul to want to join the Navigators staff team at Miami University. Now, Paul works as an associate staff member of the Navigators at Miami,  and as a caseworker for Children Services.