Project Description

Bio

A 4th-generation Arizonan, Paul S. Mulligan grew up in Phoenix where he attended K-12 Catholic schools.

Paul served 7 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer, spent a decade leading pro-life organizations, and led Catholic Education Arizona for 7 years. He became President & CEO of Catholic Charities Community Services in 2014.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master’s in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, and an MBA from the WP Carey School of Business at ASU.

He is the Chair of the Executive Council for Catholic Charities USA and Co-Chair of the Diocese of Phoenix Racial Healing & Reconciliation Commission and serves in board/council roles for AZ Governor’s Office, Arizona State University, Housing for Hope, Life Perspectives (CA) and Precious Life Ministries (MD).

Education

  • President & CEO of Catholic Charities Community Services, the bishop’s charitable service arm
  • Served 7 years on active duty in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, a propulsion engineer, and a meteorology-oceanography officer, including 4 years overseas.
  • Master’s in Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
  • Co-founder of the Gentle Refuge Crisis Pregnancy Center in Guam