District Governor 2013-2014: Cliff Lyda (Elmhurst)
Cliff was born in Jacksonville, FL and graduated from the University of Florida.
He has been a pastor with the Presbyterian Church for 31 years and is currently the pastor of Elmhurst Presbyterian.
Cliff first joined Rotary in 1984, has been a member of four clubs and most recently as past president and board member of the Rotary Club of Elmhurst.
He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Having extensive professional experience in pastoral ministry, conflict management, oversight
of candidate for the ministry, fund raising management and executive leadership, Cliff has also served as the moderator of the Presbytery of Chicago (2010) and is a three time commissioner to the General Assembly of the PCUSA.
has a great deal of nonprofit board experience in fields as diverse as mental health, homeless shelters, community organizing, prison platform and high school athletics.
Cliff is married to Martha Halsey-Lyda, a nurse practitioner in pediatric endocrinology.