Consecrated eighth bishop of the 14-county Diocese of Bethlehem, June 29, 1996, Paul Marshall had been a professor at Yale Divinity School and director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
His ministry here has been broad and deep. Many beyond the Episcopal Church know him through a monthly column he wrote for the secular press for 13 years, carried to some 400,000 homes in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Born 1947 in New York City and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he was ordained a priest in 1978 and earned a doctorate in theology at General Theological Seminary, NYC (1982), where he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Homiletics, Latin and Liturgics, 1979-82.
He served in parish ministry as a Missouri Synod Lutheran for some 20 years in Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. After his ordination as an Episcopal priest, he served as priest in charge of English language ministry at Trinity Church, Long Island City, New York, 1979-82, rector at Christ Church, Babylon, New York, 1982-89, professor of Liturgics and Homiletics and chaplain at the George Mercer School of Theology, Garden City, New York, 1982- 89, and part-time vicar in New Haven, Connecticut, 1990-93.