About me...

     Paul H. Lang is Head of Staff at Cary Presbyterian Church in Cary, North Carolina.  A graduate of Furman University (BA Music), Paul continued his studies at Columbia Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1993, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003.  He won the Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize in Biblical Scholarship for his paper on the use of musical settings of the Psalms in Christian worship.  Paul also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Church  Renewal a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in a supporting relationship with the Presbyterian Foundation (http://www.theinstituteofchurchrenewal.com), and is President and founder of The Pilgrimage a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization committed to adult faith formation and church renewal.

     Paul coauthored a book with Ben Johnson on making a personal retreat Time Away published by Upper Room: 2010.  His most recent book is The Pilgrim’s Compass — Finding and Following the God We Seek  Westminster John Knox Press: 2019.  

In 2010 Paul led the Fall Spirituality Retreat at Montreat through the Columbia Theological Seminary Certificate in Spiritual Formation (topic: Liturgy of the Hours).  He has been an instructor for the Synod School of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, the Presbytery of the Northern Plains, the Presbytery of New Hope, and continues to write and teach in a variety of other settings around the country.  In The fall of 2023 Paul taught at Montreat a course entitled The Psalms — Anatomy of the Soul offered through the Certificate in Spiritual Formation at Columbia Theological Seminary.  Since 2013 Paul has been developing a new congregation-based ministry of adult faith-formation called The PilgrimageTo learn more and to download the ministry’s free mobile app go to https://www.thepilgrimage.net .  

Paul and Sarah (his wife of 33 years) have two sons, Daniel & Benjamin.