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Father Paul Bechter

Father Paul Bechter serves as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Dallas. Father Bechter attended the University of Dallas and entered Holy Trinity Seminary in 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and letters with a minor in physics in 2011. He continued his seminary formation in Rome at the North American College from 2011 to 2016, gaining a bachelor degree of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained a priest for the diocese in 2016, returning to Rome to earn a License in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He returned to Dallas, serving as a parochial vicar at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell from 2019-2021 before being named Director of Vocations.