Paul Dordal has been in vocational ministry for over twenty years. He previously served as a college & seminary vice-president, an urban missionary, and as a pastor in churches in New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.
Paul currently serves as a nationally board certified chaplain at the VA Healthcare System of Pittsburgh. He is endorsed for ministry through his ordination as a priest in the Syro-Chaldean Church of North America. Paul served for seven years as a U.S. Army Chaplain, and is a combat veteran of the Iraq War. He is now an activist with the Veterans For Peace and the Thomas Merton Center’s Anti-War Committee working towards ending war and violence as a solution to conflict.
A graduate of Nyack College (BS, Organizational Management & Church Studies), he has also earned a Masters in Intercultural Studies from the Alliance Theological Seminary, completed his coursework for a Masters in Catholic Theology from Duquesne University, and earned a Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Management from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
Paul regularly serves as a seminar speaker, workshop facilitator, and as an adjunct professor. He also coaches individuals who desire help in achieving God’s call on their lives. His passion is helping individuals and ministries radically follow Jesus. In addition to being a peace activist, he is also involved in the study and an evolving practice of Christian anarchism.
He and his wife Martha have three children. They live in Pittsburgh, PA.