Congratulations to Bishop Paul Hirschy! On October 1, Huntington University awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Citation, a “lifetime achievement” award which recognizes exceptional service over an extended period of time.
Paul graduated from HU in 1968, where he served on the student senate for four years and was study body president. He then went on to a lifetime of ministry in the United Brethren church, which included:
- 9 years as pastor of Park UB church in Bluffton, Ind.
- 4 years (1978-1981) managing the denominational printshop in Huntington, Ind.
- 20 years (1981-2001) as the elected Director of Church Services at the UB national office.
- 4 years (2001-2005) as bishop of the US National Conference.
- 7 years (2005-2012) working as a development officer at Huntington University.
Since 2012, Paul has served as an associate pastor of College Park UB church in Huntington, Ind.
The award was presented on Friday night, October 1, as part of the 2021 Huntington University Homecoming.