Paul was born in Forest City, Iowa. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad prior to obtaining his funeral service education. He holds a BS degree from Drake Univeristy in Des Moines, Iowa, and an MS degree from Baker University. Paul began his careeer at the Amos Family in 1987.
Paul is also an adjunct professor at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. He is a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church and the Lenexa Optimist Club. He and his wife, Dottie McCrary, live in Lenexa.
Enjoys working out, playing the guitar, and following Nebraska football.