Paul Zahl is a retired Episcopal priest living in Central Florida. He has been rector of parishes in Westchester County, New York; Charleston, Sotuh Carolina; Birmingham, Alabama, where he was dean of the Cathedral; and Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was also dean and president of Trinity (Episcopal) School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. His academic degrees are from Harvard College, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Tübingen. He has written 11 books. Paul and his wife, Mary, have three grown sons, all of whom are in full-time Christian ministry.