Fr. Paul-Alexander professed as a Benedictine monk in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 1998 for the Latin rite of the Catholic Church. In the fall of 1999, he began studies at Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh in order to obtain faculties from Rome to serve in the Byzantine rite. Having obtained faculties, he served the Divine Liturgy throughout the Metropolia on week-ends to assist priests who were away from their parishes, while during the week teaching in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages of Saint Vincent College, where he continues to teach Latin, Italian, and French.

Fr. Paul-Alexander holds double Master of Arts’ degrees in French (1980) and Italian (2004) from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, in 1975. He is a graduate of Latrobe Senior High School class of 1971.

In January of 2010, the late Metropolitan Basil Schott appointed Fr. Paul-Alexander as administrator of Saint Mary ~ Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church in Trauger. Father continues to teach his language classes at Saint Vincent College during the academic year. He is also a member of the Saint Vincent Archabbey String Quartet and Trio where he plays cello.