Father Paul Wheatley spent his formative years in Denton, Texas. The first 12 years he spent as a Roman Catholic, and the next 12 years were in free-church evangelical Protestantism. After graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Paul was on staff with Cru [Campus Crusade for Christ] for five years 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 Texas in 2009 to begin at Dallas Theological Seminary, 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 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 new church in Dallas.