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 married his wife Cyndi in 1988.  Cyndi is an Instructional Assistant in the Salem, VA public schools. Father and Mrs. Beutell are the parents of three boys ages 23, 21 and 18.  The family, including their Airedale Katee, 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 and other pro-life activities in the Roanoke Valley. At St. Peters’ Fr. Beutell assists in facilitating the parish’s involvement in the Pregnancy Resource Center and MCEAP.

Fr. Beutell’s pastoral philosophy focuses on five ministry activities: Proper Worship: worship conducted in spirit and truth (St. John 4:24), decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) and in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2). Discipleship: teaching God’s people to grow in their understanding of the Faith (Hebrews 5:12-14),  adding to their understanding the virtues necessary for salvation (2 Peter 1:5-8), and sharing their  personal faith with others (1 Peter 3:15). Fellowship: genuine interaction of parishioners with one another (Acts 2:42, 2 Thessalonians 5:12-13, Colossians 3:12-14). Evangelism: introducing the Catholic Faith to others (St. Mark 16:15, 20). Missions: meeting the spiritual and temporal needs of others; locally, nationally and internationally (2 Corinthians 9).

His pastoral plan is to implement each of these activities at St. Peter’s.

Fr. Beutell can be contacted at (540) 382-2676 or frbeutell@gmail.com

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