When someone asks you what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, what do you tell them? Our faith tradition is sometimes difficult for us to describe, and so often we try not to talk about it at all. And yet, religion in America is changing in a way that needs us to be more public about who we are.
The Rev. David Pyle, serves as the District Executive of the Joseph Priestley District, which consists of the 71 congregations of Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Washington DC. He serves as the UUA Primary Staff Contact for the congregations of the Northern Virginia Congregational Cluster, the Western Maryland Congregational Cluster, the Baltimore Congregational Cluster, and the Delmarva Congregational Cluster. He is a member of the UUA Central East 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, Illinois. He has served as a minister for congregations in California, Michigan, and Illinois. He has also served as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain for units in Michigan and California.