Paul lived and worked in Dubai and the UAE in the mid 1970s, and in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s selling air conditioning hardware. He trained for the Anglican priesthood in the early 1980s and served as a parish priest in Scotland and then Bahrain.
From 2000 – 2012 he was a chaplain and teacher in Cambridge and Winchester. He joined Mission to Seafarers as Regional Director for the Gulf and South Asia in 2012.
Miriam, his wife, is from Chennai, and he has hundreds of Indian relatives!