Rev. C. Kyle Gott
Rev. Gott has been the minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin, TN from 2009 until the present. While there, he has launched the Gallatin Creative Arts Center, which reaches out to the community with classes, music, and storytelling. He teaches a weekly Bible Study and Creativity workshop. He has led mission trips to cities within the US and to Mexico, Jamaica, and Nassau. Prior to FPC Gallatin, he served churches in Cross Plains, TN, San Juan Capistrano, CA, and Hendersonville, TN. Kyle has been active with the Middle Tennessee Presbytery in New Church Development, which focuses on creativity as a way to reach those disconnected from the institutional church.
Rev. Gott seeks to serve a community that “desires to be a journey church. Journey churches embrace adventure, hope and even the wilderness. I want to lead a church that believes that this grand journey of faith is to be experienced together while breathing deeply of the love of God.” He is excited about the possibilities of York. He is impressed with the work of the Caring Company and the multiple committees at work at FPC.
Kyle was born in Arizona and raised in California. He received his BA and MA from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He returned to California to begin seminary, but returned to Nashville and completed his M. Div. at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He was ordained in 2006.
Rev. Gott and his wife, Lydia, have been married 23 years and have 3 children ages 20 to 10 – Nathan, Ellie and Nora. The children are excited about the move and seeing snow. Both Kyle and Lydia have worked as professional songwriters and both continue to write. The children are also musically talented and the entire family has just recorded their first CD. Lydia has worked as a worship leader and a director of Children’s ministries. Kyle plays guitar and enjoys fly-fishing, golf, reading history and writing fiction – he recently finished his first novel.
Rev. Allison J. Beaulieu
Allison grew up in York and was baptized and confirmed here at First Presbyterian Church. She has her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and her M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She served as Interim Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh while her husband, Keith Beaulieu was in residency at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 2009, Keith and Allison moved to Lancaster for Keith to join the Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster. Keith and Allison have two sons, Gus, (born in 2007) and Oscar (born in 2009).