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Paul (the only name by which he has ever been known on the radio program) has
been the voice of By The Way since 1974. The internationally
syndicated daily program, produced at KFUO Radio in St. Louis, is heard on more
than 400 radio stations and on the Internet. Three booklets of selected
By The Way messages have been published.
In addition to By The Way, Dr. Paul Devantier’s
career has included managing radio stations, national publications, and
satellite networks. He has been a writer, producer, director, talent and
executive producer for numerous radio and television programs. He served
as executive director of communications for The Lutheran Church – Missouri
Synod. Paul was selected to be the national director of an
adoption awareness effort initiated by the United States Congress, and currently
is a Senior Vice-President at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
In their personal lives, Paul and his wife, Ellen, have
been very involved in child welfare and adoption-related activities. The
Devantier family, including three children who were adopted, has been a foster
family for more than 80 foster children.
Paul holds a Master's Degree in Mass Communication from
Southern Illinois University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis, and a Doctor of Letters Degree from Concordia University,
The print, radio, and television productions he has
supervised have received awards from the National Association of Broadcasters,
Hollywood-based Excellence in Media, Associated Church Press, the Telley Awards
and others. A network television special for which he was Executive
Producer received an Emmy nomination. He served as script consultant for a
teen pregnancy film that received the First Place Gold Camera Award at the U.S.
International Film and Video Festival. The Wisconsin Council on
Developmental Disabilities honored him for his media efforts on behalf of those
with developmental disabilities. Also, he received the distinguished
Alumnus Award from Concordia University Wisconsin. He and his family have
been honored for their work with children, including the Outstanding
Adoptive/Foster Parent award from the Adoption and Foster Care Coalition of
Missouri and the “Friend of Adoption” award from the National Council For
Paul and his wife, Ellen, have 5 children - Richard,
John, Andrew, Katie and Susan.