Father Paul Abernathy is an Orthodox Christian priest and the founding CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an organization that facilitates the transformation of trauma affected communities to resilient, healing, and healthy communities through Trauma Informed Community Development.
He has a B.A. in International Studies from Wheeling Jesuit University, and holds a Master in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Master of Divinity from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and was selected for Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program. A former Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, Father Paul is a combat veteran of the Iraq War.
In addition to his work with the organization, Fr. Paul is and has been a member of multiple community boards and committees and has received numerous community awards.
Fr. Paul is the pastor of St. Moses Orthodox Church, a husband and father of two children.