Rev. Paul Erik Block (*1971) is the pastor at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx NY (USA). He is the Executive Director of the New York diakonia Program Steering Committee, and President of Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education of New York City. He has served as Dean of the Bronx Conference and adjunct professor of Religion at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. His educational background includes Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, Saint Olaf College and Oconomowoc High School in Wisconsin. Paul has interest in theology, social justice, evangelism, community organizing and currently also in cinema.