Director of Propaedeutic Stage

Reverend Paul Bechter

I was born in Houston, Texas, and moved to the British island of Bermuda when I was six years old. I graduated high school in Bermuda and attended the University of Dallas in Irving to study Physics. There I encountered the Lord and embraced the Catholic faith of my youth, and later heard and pursued the call to become a priest for the Diocese of Dallas. I attended Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving from 2009-2011, and was sent to continue my priestly formation at the North American College in Rome and the Pontifical Gregorian University from 2011-2016, at which time I was ordained a priest for Dallas.

After ordination, I was sent back to Rome to continue studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and I completed the License in Sacred Scripture in 2019. Since returning to Dallas, I have served at St. Ann in Coppell as a parochial vicar, and as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Dallas. I was appointed Director of the Propaedeutic Program at Holy Trinity Seminary effective July 1, 2023. My hobbies and interests are ancient languages, golf, and rock climbing.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“But I am not ashamed, for I know Him in whom I have believed.” – 2 Timothy 2:12