Paul has served as the Chair of the Lancashire District of the Methodist Church since 2013. Previously he has served in five circuits in Lancashire and the Midlands. For many years he served as a Superintendent Minister. Within his ministry, he has always been interested in how Methodist property can best be used to fulfil the churches calling for Worship, Service, Learning and Evangelism. Paul is a director of Allchurches Trust and is a member of the Grant Giving Committee. For the Connexional Methodist Church he sits on the board of Trustees for Methodist Church purposes and the Connexional Trustees. Away from ministry activities he enjoys regular visits to the gym, cycling and walking.