Fr. Paul Bresnahan is a native of the Boston area. He is a graduate of the Episcopal Theological School (now EDS) in Cambridge, MA, and was ordained in 1972 by the Bishop John Melville Burgess, the first black bishop of the Episcopal Church. Fr. Paul has served congregations in Boston, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. He is currently working part-time as a "Bridge-Priest" in North Andover, MA. He is a life long activist priest and has a life long commitment to human rights. He worked on integration in Euclid, Ohio, and built a homeless shelter in Saint Albans, West Virginia. He is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Sex in Order to Get to Heaven, a satire on the church's skittishness over questions of human sexuality. Two of his three children happen to be gay, and for Fr. Paul's family the matter of human rights is a non issue. He is an outspoken advocate for a fully inclusive church.