Leadership

Paul H. Lang

Creator & Lead Instructor

Paul H. Lang is Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, North Dakota.  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 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.
    In recent years Paul coauthored a book with Ben Johnson on making a personal retreat (Time Away  published by Upper Room: 2010), and has focussed on Spiritual Formation and leadership development in the church.  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, and continues to write and teach in a variety of other settings around the country.  His most recent book is The Pilgrim’s Compass — Finding and Following the God We Seek published by Westminster John Knox Press, 2019.  

Paul also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Church Renewal — a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization with a supporting relationship with the Presbyterian Foundation