Paul’s diverse background as a successful corporate executive, business owner, men’s ministry pastor and published author gives him a well-balanced and robust set of experiences to draw from as he mentors and develops Christian business leaders in his role as a Convene Chair in Newport Beach, CA.


He attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate degree and then attended Duke Business School and Harvard for post-graduate studies. He moved to Orange County, California in 1981 where he currently resides with his beautiful wife Margaret. They are blessed with seven children and seven grandchildren with #8 on the way.

Paul leads a Convene team of 15 Christian CEOs as a Chair in Newport Beach, CA. He also owns a business called “Covenant Coaching and Consulting” where he specializes in business planning, leadership development and training sales teams. Paul also consults with the Convene Executive Leadership Team at Convene headquarters in the areas of Marketing, new Chair Orientation, and coaching Chairs toward the launching of new Convene teams across the US and Canada.

Paul began his professional career in the corporate world of the pharmaceutical industry where he spent 25 years with four Fortune 100 companies in a variety of leadership roles within business development, sales, and marketing. In 2009 Paul retired from the corporate world to pursue his entrepreneurial desires.

He founded “Newport Beach Vacation Properties” which grew to be the largest luxury vacation rental company in Newport Beach, CA. Paul and his wife Margaret were blessed to be in a position to sell the company they founded, giving them the opportunity to pursue full-time ministry.

During his career, Paul felt a calling on his life for God to use him to lead and inspire men to go through a transformation, from men of cuture to men of God. Paul served as a volunteer leader for 10 years within the men’s ministry of Saddleback Church, eventually becoming the Men’s Ministry Director at Saddleback’s regional campus in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

This experience at Saddleback Church prepared Paul well for his next role as the Men’s Pastor at Mariners Church main campus in Irvine, California. Paul is currently an elder at Mariners, leads 2 Convene teams of Christian CEO’s as a “Chair” in the Newport Beach / Irvine area, and owns a business called “Covenant Coaching and Consulting” where he specializes in business planning,  leadership development, and training sales teams.


Convene’s mission is to connect, equip, and inspire Christian CEOs and business owners to grow exceptional businesses, become higher-impact leaders and honor God. Through peer-to-peer and executive coaching insight. Growing toward increased personal and business impact. Leading to an ultimate Kingdom legacy.



In addition to Paul’s role as a chair with Convene, he offers consulting services in the following areas where he has developed an expertise:

  1. Developing Business Plans

  2. Leadership Development

  3. Large Account Management

  4. Strategic Selling

  5. Target Marketing



Paul is a certified leadership coach and trainer with the distinguished John Maxwell Group, and is in the process of receiving his life / business coach certification from PCCI (Professional Christian Coaching Institute) and the ICF (International Coaching Federation). He and his wife Margaret owned a life / business coaching company for several years called “Life Pathways Coaching”. Paul has a real passion for helping people identify their areas of gifting, discovering their dreams, and then developing plans to achieve those dreams. He also specializes in helping successful driven individuals achieve better life balance.


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