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The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III became Acting Dean of Trinity Cathedral on March 1, 2017. Prior to this, Dr. Gaston was priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron. Previously, he had served several churches in the Diocese of Ohio including St. Mark’s, Canton; Christ Church, Hudson; St. John’s, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. John’s, Youngstown.

Dr. Gaston has been ordained for 27 years, serving in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio as a “bi-vocational,” balancing ministry in the Church with work in higher education. A former provost at Kent State University, he is currently the university’s Trustees’ Professor, teaching English literature and higher education administration. He will retire from this position in May.

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Bio: Shannon Smoot

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The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III became Acting Dean of Trinity Cathedral on March 1, 2017. Prior to this, Dr. Gaston was priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron. Previously, he had served several churches in the Diocese of Ohio including St. Mark’s, Canton; Christ Church, Hudson; St. John’s, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. John’s, Youngstown.

Dr. Gaston has been ordained for 27 years, serving in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio as a “bi-vocational,” balancing ministry in the Church with work in higher education. A former provost at Kent State University, he is currently the university’s Trustees’ Professor, teaching English literature and higher education administration. He will retire from this position in May.

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