Paul has a B.S. from Towson University (Towson,MD), a Certificate in Accounting from Loyola University (Baltimore), and a Certificate in Lay Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. He is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Ohio and Kentucky. As a CPA, he is required to obtain 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) each year.
He worked as a management consultant in the health care industry with Booz|Allen|Hamilton and with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). In those positions, he worked with hospitals and other health care organizations on productivity and financial projects.
Paul also worked at four parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as Business Manager, Director of Operations and Pastoral Associate for Financial and plant operations.