by Nancy Allen
Paul C. Francel, M.D., Ph. D.
Several years ago I had an intriguing conversation with my friend Dr. Paul Francel. He was telling me about a surgery he had recently done on a teenager for a serious brain tumor. Thinking that he had removed all the tumor, he was getting ready to start closing the teen's head when a sudden forceful thought came into his mind to "Look over there Paul." He did and lo and behold he discovered more tumor which he promptly and successfully removed. I still remember the excitement in his voice when he related the story to me. We both felt that God was there helping him save the child or perhaps it was his or the boy's Guardian Angel.
That conversation made quite an impression on me. Prior to that time I believed Dr. Francel was a deeply religious man, in frequent touch with the Almighty, but that story confirmed it to me very strongly.
Thinking back to the first meeting with Dr. Francel and my husband my first clue he was a Christian was the Bible he had on the corner of his desk. It was meant to send a message. It spoke volumes to me. It was a real comfort to me because we were seeking help for a probable fatal brain tumor my husband was dealing with. We definitely needed all the help we could get.
Dr. Paul Francel has retired from medical practice and
graduated from seminary August 24, 2012 with his
Master of Divinity degree.
Dr. Francel is now Assistant Minister to Pastor Mark Borseth at Resurrection Lutheran Church Yukon, OK. He is also Co-Director of the Piedmont Park Project.
God bless you Dr. Francel and good luck in your new career!
Paul Francel Biography