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Pastoral Staff

The Rev. Dr. Kyle Allen

Pastor/Head of Staff

Phone: 919-467-8700 x101

Kyle was called as pastor of Cary Presbyterian Church in October of 2006, and it has been his great joy and privilege to serve such a loving, caring, open-minded, open-hearted family of faith, committed to Christ by serving people of all ages and life stages.

The ministries of preaching, teaching and pastoral care lie at the heart of his calling. Kyle remains passionate about the church being the church reformed, always reforming, always taking shape, always evolving, always open and nimble enough to meet the challenges of an ever-changing culture with the great good news of the gospel which is Jesus Christ.

Kyle currently serves on New Hope Presbytery's Exams and Transfers Ministry Team and Conflict Transformation Team. He also serves on the Glenaire Board of Trustees that oversees the Presbyterian-affiliated, continuing care community in Cary, as convener of the Cary Area Ministerial Association, and as a member of the Cary Rescue Mission planning group. Prior to coming to Cary Presbyterian, Kyle served churches in Columbia, SC; Waynesboro, VA; and Greer, SC.

Education: B.A. in Political Science and Religion, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; D.Min., Union Presbyterian Seminary

Family: Kyle is married to Beth, who serves as a secretary at Dillard Drive Middle School. They have three grown children: Mark, Elizabeth, and Courtney, who is married to Jeffery Preece.

Hobbies, Interests, Bucket List: Kyle enjoys church league softball, golf, travel, eating Chinese food, reading with the Optional Book Club, listening to country music with his daughter, Elizabeth, and singing. Kyle hopes one day to travel to the Holy Land, the Great Wall of China, Austria, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Rev. Lori Pistor

Phone: 919.469.8700 x102

Lori was claimed in the waters of baptism as an infant, ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of New Hope in 1993. After serving as Associate Minister at First Presbyterian, Durham, for ten years, she entered the world of Intentional Interim Ministry and has had the honor of serving four interims thus far: Roanoke Island Presbyterian, Manteo; Pilgrim UCC, Durham; Butner Presbyterian; and West Raleigh Presbyterian.

Lori has served on a number of Presbytery and Durham community committees. This marks the eighth year Lori has been one of the Spiritual Formation facilitators with first year students at Duke Divinity School.

Education: BA, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas MEd, University of Texas, Denton MDiv, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia

Family: Lori’s spouse Terry Allebaugh is the Community Impact Coordinator for The NC Coalition to End Homelessness, with specific emphasis on ending veteran homelessness. They live in the Duke Park neighborhood, just north of downtown Durham.

Interests: Working in the yard and garden, hiking/walking, traveling, meals with friends, performances at DPAC, music, NPR.

The Rev. Dr. David V. Voss

Former Parish Associate

Phone: 919.609.5991

Since his ordination in 1959, David has had several different roles: pastor, assistant pastor, chaplain in a mental hospital, and pastoral counselor. In the last role, he worked with individuals, couples, and groups in a number of settings in the Washington, DC and Raleigh area. He served as Parish Associate at CPC for over 20 years.

Education: B.A. in English, University of Georgia; B.D., Union Presbyterian Seminary; Th.M., Harvard Divinity School; S.T.D., San Francisco Theological Seminary

Family: David and Lynn have been married for over 50 years, are very active in the life of CPC. They have three daughters (Jane Dunbar, Ellen Govert, and Kate Voss, all living in Cary) and five grandchildren.

Hobbies, Interests, Bucket List: David's sporting hobbies are tennis and softball (CPC Green Machine). At Glenaire he enjoys being a contestant in the monthly Quiz Bowl. A favorite focus is conversation (sometimes with coffee) with friends, whenever and wherever they can arrange it. He has published two books, both of which are a blend of memoir and sermons. He is thinking about starting another.

Photos by: Paul Sausman