Born in 1949 in Detroit, Paul is the second of five brothers. He grew up in Ecorse, MI and attended St. Francis Xavier there.

Paul is a widower (Connie Annet Brinkmeier). He and Connie were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waltz, MI. They enjoyed travelling together.

As an instrument rated private pilot, Paul has over 1200 hours PIC (pilot in command), and has flown many different types of aircraft from Cessna 150 to C-47.

Interestingly, Paul circumnavigated the globe, heading eastward. He has traveled to many fascinating places all over the world, including visiting all 7 continents.

Paul remarks that he has seen many wonderful churches throughout his travels, including Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, and the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul among others.

He worked in the floor covering and construction industry for many years.

Paul considers himself blessed to help maintain Historic Trinity as a beautiful, gothic Lutheran Cathedral.

Favorite Bible verse:  Psalm 116:1
“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for Mercy.”