Paul is married with one son and one grandson. After 40 years in Public Service with the City of Stoke on Trent and then Staffordshire County Council he took early retirement in 2004. A member of the Methodist Church for over 50 years, accredited as a Local Preacher in 1974 and remains a very active Local Preacher on the Circuit. Serving as a Lay Pastor in the Circuit since 2005, holding pastoral oversight for two Churches until 2017 but still continues to be an active member of the Circuit Staff team. Appointed a Circuit Steward in 2017.