The people of First Lutheran recognize their unique position in the heart of Boston and have brought Paul on staff to help two specific groups of people to become a greater part of the First Lutheran family. Boston has one of the largest university student populations for any city in the world. Massachusetts has the second largest Brazilian population in the country. Paul has over twenty years of experience working in mission outreach, sports ministry, college ministry and education. Most recently, he became the first American to graduate from the Lutheran Seminary in Brazil. (Seminario Concordia, Sao Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul) The New England District has given the call for Paul to serve as a missionary here at First Lutheran. His ordination and installation was on March 13th, 2011. His wife, Rosangela, was born in Brazil and they have three young children.