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 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 degree is 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 on the Compensation Review Committee, the Diocesan Council, the Finance and Administration Commission, and the Stewardship Committee, and he has been a diocesan member of the Chapter of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. He is 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 Provincial Convener of the North American Province of the SCP.  He is a three-time deputy to the General Convention where he has served on various legislative committees. He is currently Secretary of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

In his spare time Father Lillie enjoys being active, and he has a passion for sacred music, especially choral music. He and his husband were married in 2008, and they live in the parish rectory. The above picture is from the pet blessing at St. Mark's, and even though he is pictured with a dog from the Hawaiian Humane Society, at home he has two cats that give him permission to live with them.