Paul grew up in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Prior to moving to Seymour he served for seven years as the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Surgoinsville, TN. He and his wife, Kathleen, have young daughter named Elizabeth. The family has a ten-year-old dog Pepper (don’t ask what kind of dog; nobody really knows). Paul has degrees from Emory & Henry College, Duke Divinity School, and Princeton Theological Seminary. To be sure, Seay is an odd last name, and it is pronounced “SEE.” According to Paul, occasionally you will run into some Seay’s who pronounce the name “SAY,” but they are wrong. Feel free to correct them. ​