Paul Thieken, Accompanist

Paul came to McEver Road UMC in 2007 as the pianist. He has his degree in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Before coming to McEver Road UMC, he worked as a professional musician and played for many dignitaries including President Reagan, President Bush and Bob Hope. Also, he toured Europe and Asia as a professional pianist which included stops in China, Japan, Austria, Germany and Hungary.

Afterwards, he became the Director of Entertainment for Cedar Fair, Inc. which runs many theme parks throughout the country. Besides playing piano at McEver Road, he runs his own music studio and works as a artist manager recruiting talent for shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent and The Voice.

He is married to his wife Karen for 23 years, has two daughters by the name of Katie and Colleen, two dogs and three cats. In his spare time (what little he has), he likes to spend time with his family, golf, bike, play with his dogs, mess around with computers and cook.

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