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Paul Frey, Rector of Christ Church, Laredo, Texas since October of 2004 is married Anne Rooney of Portland, Oregon. They met at Church of the Redeemer, Houston, Texas in 1977. Anne works for the Sponsored Research Office at Texas A & M International (TAMIU). They have two adult children, Colin, in Portland, Oregon, and Suzanna, in San Antonio, Texas.
Prior to moving to Laredo, he and Anne served at Church of the Redeemer in Eagle Pass, Texas from 1998 to 2004. From 1992 to 1998 he oversaw Christian Education and Youth Ministry at Truro Church, in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1989 to 1992 he studied for his master of divinity degree at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA.
Prior to seminary, he worked for six years with homeless people as Assistant Director of St. Francis Center, a day center in Denver, Colorado which still serves 500 to 600 homeless people a day.He has also worked as a construction worker, a contractor, a salesperson, and church based neighborhood social worker.
In Laredo, Paul serves as president of the board of the Casa Misericordia Domestic Violence Shelter, is a member of the Laredo Daybreak Rotary Club, and as a voting member of the Laredo Independent School District School Health Advisory Committee. He volunteers with Tennis for the Blind.
In the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas he’s served as Dean and as Chaplain at Camp Capers, numerous times, Mustang Island Chaplain, been a member of the Executive Board of the Diocese, Board of Trustees of TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas, the Evangelism Committee, and several times Dean of the Western Convocation in the Diocese of West Texas.
Paul is a science fiction fan, a movie buff, fond of dogs, , and enjoys fishing, paddleboarding, sailing, snorkeling, and his erratic golf game.
As a child he spent his formative years in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Guatemala City, Guatemala. From his missionary parents, he developed a heart for mission work and missionaries. He's been privileged to serve on mission teams to Uruguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, various places in Mexico, as well as domestic short term missions.