Paul started his career as a Chef at the Savoy Hotel and then at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. It was at this time that Paul felt called to the ordained ministry in the Anglican Church and went to Theological College in Durham.
Paul served in two parishes in the Croydon area before working in Staffordshire for nine years. His last parish, for twelve years, was St Mary’s Church in Sunbury which was next to the River Thames. Paul has a deep interest in Christian Spirituality. His hobbies are yoga, playing chess, travel and swimming.
The Church of the Epiphany is his first church outside the UK. Since being in Doha Paul has taken up playing the traditional board game called Dama and is enjoying visiting the Souq and driving along the Corniche.
He is married to Sally and they have three grown up children, Jacob, Rosanna and Benjamin.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Physics he committed himself to minister among the indigenous peoples of North India in 1978. He studied theology at Union Biblical Seminary and at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary and was was ordained in the Church of North India.
Along with mission work – primarily Church planting and development work among the rural poor – he was involved in publishing text books for theological colleges in Asia and teaching theology.
He has taught theology both at seminary level and at church level through The Association for Theological Education by Extension (TAFTEE) and Theological Education for Christian Commitment and Action (TECCA).
He joined the ministry team at Epiphany in December 2010, and established a Tamil Congregation in Doha. Fr Jebaraj is married to Felshi and they have two children, Immanuel and Sarah.
After a 20 year career in the New Zealand Army and serving overseas in Zimbabwe, Singapore and Malaysia; Ian continued an active passion, in the outdoors, by managing some key NZ outdoor organisations. It was during this later time that Carol (his wife) and Ian volunteered to run Khunde Hospital, which lies on route to Mt Everest Base Camp.
Although very active in his church life it wasn’t till later that he answered a call and was ordained in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Having studied at St John and Laidlaw College he served in his home parish of Waiheke Island. In following Carols career, as a medical doctor, they both came to Doha, Qatar in 2014. His interests include gardening, boating and scouting.
Carol and Ian have three grown up boys Angus, Kenneth and Daniel and Abby our daughter in law.