Rush Otey, Co-Pastor

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 105

Rush grew up in Gainesville, Georgia. He was ordained in 1973 by the Mecklenburg Presbytery. His formal education includes: BA, English, cum laude from Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; study at New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Doctor of Ministry with honors from Union Theological Seminary, Virginia; and a post graduate fellowship at Duke University Divinity School.
Prior to arriving at Selwyn in 2002, he served as chaplain and assistant minister at Davidson College/Davidson College Presbyterian Church, as director of the Uniting Campus Ministry at Louisiana State University, as pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, Georgia (northeast Atlanta), and as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pensacola, Florida.
Rush has served on the boards of numerous community groups, is a member of the editorial board of Journal for Preachers, was a participant in the Pastor-Theologian program of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and has held leadership roles in several Presbytery and General Assembly committees.
Rush and wife, Debbie, have two adult children.

Lori Raible, Co-Pastor

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 104

Lori Archer Raible has served the congregation of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church since 2008. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned her Masters of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary of Charlotte, in 2006.
Lori is passionately involved with the leadership of NEXT Church, serving on the strategy team and serving as a Co-Chair for the movement. NEXT Church seeks to connect and equip the leaders of our denomination. Lori also collaborates in the planning of TRENT@Montreat, a national conference designed to support the newly ordained in congregational ministry. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Lori enjoys running, photography and writing. She and her husband, Rob, have two children, Joe and Maeve, and a pup named Fay.

Mary Bowman, Associate for Mission

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 103

She serves as the part-time Associate Pastor for Mission. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio but has been a North Carolinian since her days as a student at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Before graduating from seminary, Mary worked in development and student life at Duke, Queens, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Chapel Hill.  She completed her Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, while also taking classes at Union Theological Seminary.  She is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte and has also served as a Stephen Minister there. She currently serves on the board of Childcare Resources, Inc.

Mary has lived in Charlotte for over 25 years with her husband and two sons.  
She enjoys walking and hiking with friends, reading, learning to garden and the outdoors.

Kim Lee, Director of Children's & Family Ministries

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 108

Kim serves as part-time Director of Children's and Family Ministries. Kim is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary Charlotte. Before arriving at Selwyn, she served as the Director of Spiritual Formation at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian from 2007 to early 2015. Prior to that Kim served as a lead teacher in their Weekday School for fourteen years.

Kim is a native Charlottean, having grown up at Covenant Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Rick, have an adult son. Kim loves stories any way she can get them -- books, movies, songs or spoken. She also enjoys frequent walks along the greenway with her golden retrievers, Norton & Tilly.

Jay Masanotti, Youth Director


Jay was an East-coast kid, having been born in Georgia, raised in New York and Pennsylvania until his early teens, only to return to Atlanta in 1993. He received his BS in Youth Ministry & Bible and Theology from Lee University in Cleveland, TN.

Jay moved to Charlotte shortly after graduating to serve as the camp director and skate team chaplain with SouthTown Riders, a para-church organization that ministered through wakeboarding and skateboarding in Fort Mill, SC.

Jay received his Master's in Teaching (MAT) at Queen’s University while simultaneously teaching at Trinity Episcopal School in Uptown Charlotte. His 9 years of teaching ultimately led him back to his original calling to work in youth ministry.

In his free time, Jay is a DJ, an actor, DIYer and full-time admirer of his wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Amelia Rose.

Fred Spano, Director of Music

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 109

Fred's formal education includes a B.A. in music education (piano concentration) from William Penn University in Iowa, a Master of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from Florida State University (2002). He has taught K-12 general/choral music in the US s well as in international schools in Iraq and Ecuador, and has been teaching in higher education since 2002.

Fred has served several churches during his career including Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Martin in Tennessee, and Pisgah United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, staff choral teacher at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, and Children's Choir Director at Flemington Presbyterian Church in Flemington, New Jersey.

Fred is the Associate Chair for the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as Associate Professor of Music Education. Fred is also an active researcher, and teaches courses in choral and general music methods, supervises student teachers, and is active in the choral community adjudicating and conducting honor choirs in and around Charlotte.

Beth Sharpe, Child Development Center Director

Office: (704) 375-5652

Marsha Cooper, Church Administrator

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 101

Lawson Caldwell, Administrative Assistant

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 100

Tonya Moore, Accountant

Office: (704) 372-6836 ext. 107

Jessica Masanotti, Communications Specialist