The Rev'd Paul Lillie

Fifth Rector of St. Mark's

Father Paul Lillie

Father Paul Lillie has been rector of St. Mark's since January 2009. Prior to this, he was a Canon at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Buffalo, New York. Before Buffalo, Father Lillie was a Young Adult Service Corps Volunteer, and then Appointed Missionary of the Episcopal Church, serving in Jerusalem as a priest at St. George's Cathedral and chaplain of St. George's College. Both institutions are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

His Master of Divinity degree is from Bexley Seabury; he also has a Master of Theological Studies from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. His undergraduate education was in Music from Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois. For the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i Father currently serves as President of the Standing Committee. He has served as the chair of the Compensation Review Committee, as Vice-President of Diocesan Council, as a board member of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, a member of the Finance and Administration Commission and the Stewardship Committee, as well as a diocesan member of the Chapter of St. Andrew's Cathedral. He was the founding convener of the St. Damien of the Hawaiian Islands Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests, and he has also served as the Convener of the North American Province of the SCP.  He is a three-time deputy to the General Convention. 

His interests include swimming, cycling, and running, as well as sacred music, especially choral music, and politics. Father Lillie and his partner were married in 2008, and they live in the parish rectory.