“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”Matthew 18:20
Pastor Paul Ryan McReynolds
Paul graduated from the Wiley College on May 7th2016. He is currently a student at the ITC at The Gammon Theological Seminary. He is the grandson of Arthur McReynolds who also attended Gammon and became the first Black Elder in Chattanooga, TN. He is a Pastoral Intern and serving as a Youth Pastor at Conyers First UMC. Since attending Gammon, he serves as the Student Fellowship President. Paul is a graduating Senior and is pursuing his MDiv at the ITC where his concentration is in Homiletics and Pastoral Care. Paul is striving for ordained ministry as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. He is an avid reader and loves music and spending time watching movies. His motto is “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication.”
Originally from Chichester, England, Graham and his wife Laurel moved to the States 11 years ago to raise their two daughters, Erika and Michele, and have settled permanently in State College.
Graham’s career as a professional musician is impressive. He first began his musical studies as a countertenor, receiving diplomas from the London College of Music. In 1984, he married Laurel (an American) and moved to the United States. Three years later, he developed his tenor voice under the guidance of William McGraw at the University of Cincinnati, and subsequently studied with the internationally acclaimed heldentenor James King at Indiana University in Bloomington.
In addition to opera, Graham has experience in choral conducting and particularly enjoys working with male choruses and ensembles. He has been the director of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church choir in Centre Hall for three years. Graham is a member of the PSU music faculty and also gives private voice instruction.
Source: Nittany Knights
Cynthia Mills studied piano and organ at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and organ at Penn State. She worked in several Presbyterian churches before coming to Park Forest.