Father Paul Wheatley spent his formative years in Denton, TX. The first 12 years he spent as a Roman Catholic, and the next 12 years were in free-church evangelical Protestantism. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Paul served in a campus ministry and worked for 5 years with them in Central Texas before heading to Athens, Greece in 2007 for two years of campus ministry with his new wife Catherine.
There in Athens, after reading Timothy Ware’s The Orthodox Church, and taking several trips to the Areopagus to teach American college students about Acts 17 and the founding of the church in Athens by the Apostle Paul, he began hungering for a reconnection with the historic episcopate. Upon returning to Dallas in 2009, Paul and Catherine found themselves at Church of the Incarnation, and Paul soon began discerning a call to the priesthood. After graduating from Wycliffe College, Toronto, Paul was ordained a deacon in May, 2012, and was ordained to the priesthood a year later.
Paul has served as missioner to college students in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Associate Rector for Worship and Young Adult Formation at Church of the Incarnation, and now serves as Vicar at St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff, a church merger and replant in Dallas. He serves on the Executive Council, the Church Planting Commission, and the Strategic Planning Commission of the Diocese of Dallas.