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Our Pastor

The Rev. Paul R. Heins became pastor of First Pres in June 2015.  He brought to us 17 years of experience as a Presbyterian pastor, most recently in Logan, Utah, and previously in Long Branch, New Jersey.  He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. in international affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.


Paul is a native of California.  The son of a Presbyterian pastor, he grew up in California and Hawaii.  His personal interests include biking, hiking, music (he plays the guitar), reading (from history to technology), films and travel.



Paul and his wife, Carrie, met on their college swim team.  They have two children – Lydia, who is a graduate student in London, and Eric, who is attending University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Rev. Heins believes the Church is called to be a place of profound engagement with sharing and seeking marked by love, grace and a desire for justice and peace.  He believes that “like Jesus, we are called to live a cross-shaped life that liberates and welcomes, feeds and heals, nurtures and challenges.”  He embraces worship of different kinds and styles.  “I have to believe that a sense of God’s presence depends less on theology and style and more on an attitude of seeking, expectation and love.”


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