Pastors and Staff

Pastor/Head of Staff: Reverend Dr. Paul H. Lang

Paul earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary. He received the Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize in Biblical Scholarship for his paper on the use of musical settings of the Psalms in Christian worship.

Learn more about Paul and Sarah Lang in a new series of video conversations here.

Contact Paul here. 

photo of CPC Youth Fellowship Coordinator Rev. Alan BancroftYouth PLUS Coordinator: Reverend Alan Bancroft

Alan oversees and helps coordinate the educational, fellowship and missional ministries for youth (5th-12th grades) so as to create cohesive opportunities for Christian faith development and nurture. He is an ordained PC(USA) pastor with more than 10 years of experience including Youth, Campus, and Transitional ministries. Most recently, he served Discovery Church in Clayton, NC as interim pastor. He has been a campus minister for UKirk Nashville, the Presbyterian Campus Ministry serving Vanderbilt University and Belmont University, and associate pastor for youth and families at Harpeth Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. Alan is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary. 

Alan, his wife Gracyn, and their two sons live in Cary.

Contact Alan here.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Jennifer Pierce

Jen oversees and coordinates the educational and care aspects of CPC’s ministries with children (infants through 5th grade) and their families to enhance their Christian faith development. She is originally from New Jersey but has lived in North Carolina for over 25 years. She has a B.S. in Science from Fairfield University in Connecticut. In addition to being on the church staff, she also teaches at the Preschool 3 days a week.

Jennifer is married and has three children.

Contact Jen here.

photo of CPC Finance Manager Barbara CarewFinance Manager: Barbara Carew

Barbara maintains the financial records for both Cary Presbyterian Church and its Preschool. Previously she has worked as an audit and tax accountant for a CPA firm in Chevy Chase, MD, and as Controller/VP of Finance for a home builder and real estate developer in Bethesda, MD. Barbara has a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.

Barbara has been married to her husband, Chip, for more than 30 years and they have two daughters.

Contact Barbara here.

Parish Nurse: Chris Zainedden

A registered nurse for more than 50 years, Christine is available to discuss health care questions related to diagnosis, medications, community resources, home assessments, attend doctor’s visits, and bring comfort and emotional support to patients and families during life’s obstacles and challenges. Previously, Christine worked at WakeMed for fifteen years in the Acute Neuro Unit and has certifications in rehabilitation and brain injury.

Christine has a daughter and son-in-law who live in Black Mountain, two grandchildren in college, and a son who lives in Raleigh.

Contact Christine here.

photo of Cary Presbyterian Preschool director Angie KeithPreschool Director: Angie Keith

Angie works with the Preschool staff to maintain strict standards, according to our state license. She connects with church board members to keep our Preschool program up to date, while staying true to the standards that have made Cary Presbyterian Preschool known for excellence for more than 30 years. Angie has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University.

Angie and her husband, Brandon, have three sons.

photo of CPC Office and Communications Manager Phil MeltonCommunications & Office Manager: Phil Melton

Phil manages the day to day communication activities for CPC, including oversight and production of published materials from bulletins to handouts, as well as CPC’s digital media and online presence. Phil also ensures the efficient and effective operation of the church office. Phil graduated from Oral Roberts University and UNC Greensboro.

Contact Phil here.

photo of CPC Building and Grounds Manager Ron NorrisBuilding & Grounds Manager: Ron Norris

Ron’s day-to-day responsibilities include maintenance of the function and appearance of the church and preschool property. He works closely with the Building and Grounds Ministry team. Ron also has worked as a carpenter/contractor and construction superintendent.

Ron is married and has one son.

Contact Ron here.

photo of CPC Choral Director Ed YasickDirector of Music: Ed Yasick 

Ed oversees the entire music program at Cary Presbyterian Church, ensuring a balanced and extensive music ministry to and with all ages. In addition to directing and accompanying the Chancel Choir, he organizes and coordinates the participation of all the choirs, musical groups, ensembles, as well as vocal and instrumental soloists in the Sunday morning services of worship, seasonal services, and any other special services. Ed also is the Choral Director and Fine Arts Chair at Cary High School and an adjunct music professor at Central Carolina Community College.

Ed earned a B.S. in Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Master of Music Education, UNC Greensboro; and did Doctoral work at Boston University. Ed holds National Board Certification in the area of Early Adolescence through Young Adult Music.

Contact Ed here.

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