Since 1982 Paul has served the Lutheran Church as an ordained pastor, fully immersed in the ministry of Word and Sacrament and the lives of those he’s served.
Paul has been called by the Synod Council of the Northwest Washington Synod as a writer and teacher, and shares his gifts throughout the country and world as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, teacher and clinician. While primarily teaching and writing about faith formation for adults, Paul is comfortable leading on a wide range of pastoral ministry topics related to baptismal theology and practice.
Hoffman, whose professional life has spanned the last thirty years of tumultuous changes in American Christianity, is a seasoned and practical guide to the how and why of contemporary communal formation. He is also a very passionate and persuasive one.
Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity and The Great Emergence