Our Priest-in-Charge

IMG_6044Father Paul Beutell is the priest in charge at St. Peter the Apostle, Anglican Catholic Church in Christiansburg, VA. He was appointed to this position in January 2017. Previously he was the rector at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Anglican Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA. Prior to being at St. Thomas’ Fr. Beutell served as an assistant priest at St. Mary’s Anglican Catholic Church in Akron, OH.

Fr. Beutell was born in 1963 and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio suburbs.  He served as a police officer for 23 years in the Greater Cleveland area. He has been married to his wife Cyndi for 29 years.  Cyndi is a Special Education Instructional Assistant in the Salem, VA public schools. Father and Mrs. Beutell are the parents of three boys ages 21, 20 and 17.  The family, including their Airedale Titus, lives in Salem.

As rector at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Fr. Beutell volunteered at Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM) House and the Roanoke Rescue Mission.  He is active in 40 Days for Life Roanoke and other pro-life activities in the Roanoke Valley. At St. Peters’ Fr. Beutell will assist in facilitating the parish’s involvement in the Pregnancy Resource Center and MCEAP.

Fr. Beutell’s pastoral philosophy focuses on five ministry activities: Worship conducted in spirit and truth, with decency and order, and in the beauty of holiness, Discipleship that encourages growth in personal faith, genuine Fellowship between church members, Evangelism which introduces the Catholic faith to others, and local, national and international Missions activity.  His pastoral plan is to implement each of these activities at St. Peter’s.

Fr. Beutell can be contacted at (540) 588-2766 or frbeutell@gmail.com.