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History of Plymouth Presbyterian Church


  • Fall of 1987: The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area invited local residents to form a core group to establish a new Presbyterian congregation in the area. Over the next two years, this group, along with others from the Presbytery, formed a steering committee, a site committee, and a pastor nominating committee.
  • August 1, 1989: Cal Cooper arrived to begin work as the organizing pastor.
  • September 24, 1989: The first worship service was held at Plymouth Creek Elementary School.
  • December 2, 1990: Plymouth Presbyterian Church was chartered with 111 members. A congregational meeting was held that same day to elect elders and deacons. Amazingly, Pastor Cal introduced every single person, telling a little story about each person.  It was perhaps the longest service in our history!
  • April 5, 1992: A building committee was elected and proceeded with the planning that led to the original church building. To assist the new church, the Presbytery donated the ten acre site. Three acres were given to the city for streets, leaving a seven acre site for the church building.
  • September 11, 1994: The congregation broke ground for the building.
  • March 19, 1995: The first worship service was held in the new church building. Hallelujah!
  • June 1996: Plymouth Presbyterian Church received the Sam and Helen Walton Award as one of the outstanding Presbyterian New Churches in the country. The $30,000 award was used to add the second tier of the parking lot.
  • August 1, 1997: Susan Marvin arrived to accept the church’s call as associate pastor.
  • Fall 2004: A building committee was elected to plan an educational wing and new offices to the original building.
  • August 2005: Cal Cooper retires as Senior Pastor of Plymouth Presbyterian Church.
  • January 2006: Gene Orr starts as Interim Pastor
  • June 2006: Construction starts on educational/administrative addition to the building.
  • December 3, 2006: Dedication of the new building addition was celebrated.
  • Fall 2007: Jennifer McCurry accepts the church’s call as associate pastor.
  • February 2008: Chris Hagen accepts the church’s call as interim senior pastor.
  • September 1, 2008: Ewen Holmes became the new senior pastor and was installed by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area on Sunday, November 16, 2008.
  • March 1, 2009: Allison Nahr accepted and started in the role of Director of Christian Formation.
  • October 1, 2012: Josh Ahn started as Director of Music Ministries.
  • Current: Membership is 275 active members plus nearly 60 children and youth.
  • December 1, 2012: The congregation began our journey with Vibrant Faith Ministries, connecting home and congregation as partners in ministry.
  • January 2016: Rev. Ewen Holmes leaves for another opportunity in Michigan.
  • September 2016: Rev. Anne Fisher accepts the church's call as interim senior pastor.
  • September 2016: Peter Hendrickson started as Director of Music Ministries.
  • July 2018: Rev. Jeff Foels is named as senior pastor.
  • October, 2018: Jusun Kim started as Director of Music Ministries.


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