David Pyle

Full name: Rev. David Pyle

Rev. David Pyle

The Rev. David Pyle is the Regional Lead and a Congregational Life Consultant with the MidAmerica Regional Staff.

Rev. Pyle holds a Masters of Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological School and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from East Tennessee State University. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinios. He has served as a minister for congregations in California, Michigan, and Illinois, and as an Administrator for a congregation in Texas. He also serves as the Deputy Command Chaplain for the Army Reserve Sustainment Command. He lives in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

From David Pyle

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One of the challenges and joys of Unitarian Universalist Congregations and Covenanting Communities is that each develops based upon their own culture, identity, and community. There is no “standard design” for Unitarian Universalist congregations, with each congregation developing the structure...

By David Pyle | February 25, 2018 | From Central East Region

In consulting with congregations about their “Committee on Ministry”, I have learned that a necessary first step is to ask the congregational leaders to tell me what they expect their Committee on Ministry to do. And in every congregation, the expectations of a Committee on Ministry seem...

By David Pyle | February 25, 2018 | From LeaderLab

After a congregational governing board has begun to transition the operations and management of a congregation out of the governing board and towards the congregational staff or a lay and staff leadership team, I will regularly receive the same question from congregational presidents and board...

By David Pyle | February 25, 2018 | From LeaderLab

One of the most common sources of tension in a congregation where conflict occurs that involves governing boards is the relationship between governing boards and the congregation’s professional staff, including the minister. I have found that much of this conflict arises from the...

By David Pyle | February 25, 2018 | From LeaderLab

Congregational Governing Boards have different structures, cultures, assumptions, and responsibilities in different congregations. The size and structure of a governing board is dependent upon the roles and responsibilities of the board itself. Here are a series of factors that you can consider as you determine the size of your congregation's board.

Leader Resource | By David Pyle | February 9, 2018 | From LeaderLab

What is the difference between a technical challenge and an adaptive challenge? Rev. David Pyle gives a helpful example.

Video | By David Pyle | February 9, 2018 | From LeaderLab

Every Unitarian Universalist Congregation is designed differently. How each congregation functions is a blend of congregational experience, culture, and history. Congregational structures are also affected by whether and which other congregations members have attended or been a part of before. W

Leader Resource | By David Pyle | January 17, 2018 | From LeaderLab

Congregational life in a large congregation typically includes high level worship experiences as well as a broad range of programming and faith development opportunities, under the leadership of multiple ministers and a well trained professional staff. Facilities are often sought after by outside...

By Patricia Infante, David Pyle, Joan Van Becelaere | January 11, 2018 | From Central East Region

At one time in our country people joined a religious community because it was expected that they do so. At the heart of what they sought within the community lay a societal norm and a sense of “Being Human Religiously” to quote James Luther Adams. They came seeking social and spiritual...

By David Pyle | October 9, 2017 | From Better Together

This 3-part webinar is a primer in what it means to serve on a Congregational Board, how healthy Boards function, and what are ways your congregation can function better.

Webinar | By David Pyle, Beth Casebolt, Central East Region of the UUA | September 21, 2017 | From LeaderLab

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