Paul E. Lambert was elected the seventh Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Dallas on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at The Cathedral of St. Matthew’s, in Dallas. For the previous six years he had served as Canon to the Ordinary in Dallas under Bishop James M Stanton. For fifteen years prior to his becoming Canon to the Ordinary he served as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, in Texarkana. He attended California State University, San Francisco where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts. Lambert then attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Master of Divinity. Two days later he married, Sally Lynne Nicholls before moving to his first Cure at St. Paul’s in Modesto, California and St. Matthias in Oakdale, California. Their twin daughters, Claire Marie and Rebecca Anne were born in 1976. The family then moved to Taft, California, where Lambert served as Vicar of St. Andrews. Two years later, he was called as a Curate at the Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas.