Meet Our Pastor
Pastor David Hutchinson
I was born in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in Iowa. My wife Nancy was born just outside of Boston, but all of her family now live in the Portland area. So we now consider Portland to be our home. We love skiing on Mt. Hood, and kayaking. I play a little jazz saxophone, and am glad many of you have a love of music. Our cats, George and Zora probably think of us as their servants, but we enjoy their mysterious ways.
I graduated from St. Olaf College, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and later received my Doctor of Ministry from George Fox University in 2010. Recently I have also been teaching as an adjunct instructor at the University of Portland.
Check out these Newspaper articles:
- Spotlight & Chronicle newspapers 2/19/14: New Pastor has high hopes for Plymouth Presbyterian Church 
- Spotlight & Portland Tribute newspapers 4-2-2015: [Across the Aisle]
Please feel free to contact me if you wish. May we follow together, and see where God leads!
Grace and Peace,
PS: You may contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SPOTLIGHT NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF NEW PASTOR: New Pastor has high hopes for Plymouth Presbyterian Church
THE CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF NEW PASTOR: Keeping the Faith
THE STOPLIGHT & PORTLAND TRIBUNE 4-2-2015: Across The Aisle
- PASTOR ELECTED COMMISSIONER TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY!
David Hutchinson is one of three teaching elders (ministers) elected from a field of six to serve as commissioner to the General Assembly this summer. There are also three ruling elders, and a youth delegate. These seven people represent our Presbytery at the denomination's biennial (every two years) national gathering. In June of 2016 approximately 3000 people from across the nation and the world will gather, as they do in various locations every two years. This year the meeting is in Portland, and so there are opportunities for lots of you to attend. All are welcome though only delegates can vote. Plymouth has agreed to host 10 delegates in worship during the assembly. Pastor David is also the co-chair of the opening worship planning team, which is on Saturday, June 18. Watch for more information in the national website: https://www.pcusa.org/events/24275/222nd-general-assembly-2016/
- LISTEN TO HIS STORY OF REDEEMING WORK ON A GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6rwLRFNwGc%7CCascades Mission Stories, Published on Jun 22, 2016: DAVID HUTCHINSON is a Commissioner to GA222 from the Presbytery of the Cascades.
Commissioners serve within their Presbytery in that capacity for the two years following the assembly, interpreting and educating.