Our Interim Pastor, Fred

Fred Lyon is a cradle Presbyterian who grew up in Sparta, New Jersey and Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. His education includes undergraduate studies at Bucknell University and graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Fred has served congregations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and, most recently, Gastonia, North Carolina. Fred has extensive experience working with churches going through changes in pastoral leadership, and he is grateful for the opportunity to serve PPC as interim head of staff during their present season of transition. Fred is married to Jan Edmiston with whom he has three now grown children –Ben (married to Sahar), Jay, and Libby (married to Brian) –as well as a very willful yet lovable lab mix named Spense. Fred and Jan live in Charlotte. They enjoy hiking and taking road trips to explore new places, near and far.