Michael Paul Cartledge II is a PhD student in Practical Theology. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Michael Paul earned an MDiv and MA in Christian Education from Princeton Seminary. His master's thesis explored how Christian liturgy might serve as a formational source and resource for persons suffering from depression. He was awarded the Senior Fellowship in Practical Theology for this research. Michael Paul is also the recipient of the John Havran Award for Excellence in Christian Education and the William Tennant Award for Teaching. Before attending seminary, Michael Paul served as a youth director, worship leader, and pastoral assistant. He earned a BA from Stetson University, where he majored in communication and media studies. His current research focuses on how Christian congregations can become better places of formation for persons with mental health problems. He and his wife, Samara, live in Princeton with their two sons, Michael and Bennett.