Paul and Lee Ann Foulger joined St. Thomas in June.
Paul grew up in a small fishing town on the east coast of England in the years just after the Second World War; he remembers that the town still had bomb damage from the war. His mother stayed at home, but earned money mending fishing nets in the kitchen. He went to university in London, graduating as a geologist. He’s currently a computer programmer and has lived in the U.S. for 30 years.
Lee Ann is a legal secretary at a large downtown law firm. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and she and Paul are huge Longhorn and Houston Texans fans. They have two grown daughters.
Paul grew up an Anglican and Lee Ann was a fifth-generation Methodist but they were drawn to St. Thomas’ by the bagpipes. Over the last ten years, they had seen the bagpipe band perform in various places, and in April they decided to visit the church that sponsors the band, intending to make it a one-time visit, but they liked the music and the contemplative nature of the service, and began to visit more often. After a couple of months of visiting, they decided to make St. Thomas’ their new church home and were received by Bishop Andy Doyle on June 19th.
When they aren’t cheering on the Longhorns and Texans, the Foulgers enjoy photography and travelling: they plan to indulge their love of bagpipes and drums at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo this summer.