Ralph Paul was born and grew up in Oakland, California as an only child. His parents provided a good and loving home but it was not an overtly Christian home. After high school he served a stint in the Army spending most of his time in Germany. He then returned to his education and graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959.
He married his wife, Cynthia in 1961. With their two sons, a career choice moved them to upstate New York. Unknown to him this was part of God’s plan for him. Through the loving patience and prayers of Cynthia and her friends he met Jesus in 1976 while they attended a Marriage Encounter weekend. Shortly thereafter he and Cynthia were privileged to be able to present that same Marriage Encounter experience to other couples for 14 years.
After being employed by others for a good many years he became self employed as a consulting engineer designing equipment for a number of different client companies. During this time their sons married and presented them with a total of eight grandchildren. Finally, retirement arrived and after caring for their ageing parents the Lord decided they should leave upstate New York and move closer to their children and grandchildren in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Ralph and Cynthia have made Milford, NH their home since 2003. They consider it a blessing to be able to continue to serve God here at Christ’s Church.