Priest for Pastoral Care Named New EDOT Chief of Staff

Today, the Bishop of Texas is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Marcea Paul as his new chief of staff for the Diocese of Texas, effective January 10, 2022.

In her new position, Paul will support Bishop Andy Doyle in his engagement of amplifying the vision of the Diocese of Texas, supervising the Bishop’s office team, overseeing a variety of substantial projects, events and initiatives that support Bishop Doyle in his work.

“I am excited to invite the Rev. Marcea Paul to join our staff. Her gifts in administration and pastoral care will help us maintain our strong goal orientation while caring for those we work with,” said Bishop Doyle.

Paul succeeds the Rev. Canon Joseph M.C. Chambers on the diocesan staff, after he accepted the call of rector at Trinity, Danville, at the Diocese of Lexington.

Paul, who enters the position with a background that is ideal for this role said, “It is an absolute honor to have been selected by Bishop Doyle to support him and the diocese in such an intricate way. I look forward to this opportunity and I am eager to contribute my God-given gifts and talents as chief of staff for the Diocese of Texas.”

With a history in pastoral care, she joined Good Shepherd, Austin, in May of 2018. There, Paul focused her ministry on increasing Good Shepherd’s lay capacity to care for the homebound, the grieving, the sick, and those recovering from surgery or adjusting to life with a newborn.

Paul was born in Jamaica and raised in Canada. She was baptized and confirmed in the Anglican Church. As an adult, she relocated with her family to Miami, Florida. It was there that she, with the support of the community, discerned a call to serve God’s people in ordained ministry.

After a career in accounting and administration, she was ordained to the diaconate and served as deacon and parish administrator before attending seminary, and later earning her Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Paul has five grown sons and five beautiful grandchildren.

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