Paul Manuel grew up in the Great Plains States of Nebraska and Wyoming. He excelled in high school in the visual and performing arts. He graduated with a BA and MA in Biblical Studies from Pensacola Christian College and began teaching science, Bible, and music in South Florida where he met and married his wife, Heather. After teaching for several years, he felt a call to pastoral ministry and earned a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando in 1998. Mr. Manuel served as a pastor in several PCA churches for 15 years. More recently, he has returned to the classroom. He now teaches Upper School Bible, theology, and worldview at Seven Rivers Christian School in Lecanto, Florida. He also coaches cross country and coordinates weekly chapel services. Since an early age, Mr. Manuel has had a heart for missions. He has traveled extensively and led mission trips in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. He also studied World Religions at Harvard University Extension School to gain more knowledge of the cultures of the world. Paul and his wife, Heather, have been married for 23 years and have three children: Emily (17), Elijah (15), and Elisabeth (9). On any given weekend, you can find the Manuel’s enjoying the beach, hiking, swimming, biking, running, kayaking, paddle boarding, gardening, or spelunking. On the off chance that the Florida sun is not shining, you’ll likely find them reading, writing, making music, or playing some very competitive board games.