Pastor P. Douglas Cartwright
Pastor/Head of Staff
Doug was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. At the age of twenty he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas to participate in a youth ministry internship at First Presbyterian Church. After his internship, Doug became the Director of College Ministries. Not long after that, he became the Director of College and Senior High Ministries. All in all, Doug worked in the Student Ministries program at First Presbyterian Church for twelve years.
It was at the end of that twelfth year that Doug moved to Austin and began his theological studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity Degree in 2011. From there, Doug moved back to Wichita Falls and participated in a pastoral externship with First Presbyterian Church. In March of 2012, FPC called him to become their Associate Pastor. He served in that role until the end of November 2015.
All in all, Doug has worked in many various roles for over seventeen years in a Presbyterian Church. He has also worked as a Christian camp counselor, music leader for the denomination’s Multicultural Conference, Summer Staff Coordinator and Camp Chaplain for Mo Ranch (a Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center), and he has led and participated in many mission trips over the years.
Doug also has a passion for music, loves the outdoors, and he enjoys building deep and sustaining relationships founded and rooted in the love and grace of Christ. Dcartwright@pfcpc.org
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Kimberly (Kimmie) grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in youth ministry and a Director of Christian Education certification with an emphasis in outreach ministry. Kimberly worked at Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’alene in college and that is when she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Kimberly has served at various congregations since her college graduation including North Carolina, and Illinois. She moved back to the Coeur d’Alene for both a job (Camp Lutherhaven) and a boy (who is now her husband). Kimmie married her husband, Justin, in February 2015 and they were blessed with their son, Trey, in May 2016. They also have a mini goldendoodle named Sasquatch.
In their free time they love going for walks and bike rides and hanging out with family and friends. Kimmie is very musical and enjoys playing her guitar and Justin enjoys riding his dirt bike. Kimberly and Justin are so excited to be joining the family at Community Presbyterian Church and they look forward to serving the Lord with you and for you.
Kelly grew up in Orange County, California and has worked in many different insurance fields, Administrative roles, and most recently worked as the Administrative Assistant at College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan, KS. Kelly loves the PNW and has always wanted to live in this area. In August 2016, her husband Craig was offered a job working for the US Forest Service in Coeur d’Alene and they relocated from Kansas and are now living in Spokane Valley, WA. Kelly married her husband in August 2013 and have 2 Maine Coon/Tabby cats, Mac and Quinn. In their free time they love traveling, fly fishing, hiking, snow skiing, kayaking, gardening and enjoying the great outdoors. Kelly is very excited to be working with the staff at Community Presbyterian Church staff and getting to know its members.
Eric is the Treasurer of Community Presbyterian Church. Eric has been an active member of CPC since 1997. He has served as an Elder for many years, served on a long range planning committee, stewardship committee, and has led various small groups. Eric is a Physical Therapist and a business owner. He and his wife, Amy have three adult daughters. Eric enjoys spending time outdoors- fishing, hiking and skiing!
Heather has lived in Post Falls, and attended CPC since she was two. She graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in fine art and minor in education. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and has one daughter. She loves music, scrapbooking, making cards, painting and drawing, sharing life with others in small groups, and puppies!
Claudette was hired to be organist in her freshman year of college. When she graduated from college she taught 1st and 2nd grades in California. Claudette married her husband Chuck in 1995 and they had ad two children, Cheri and Michael. Claudette retired from teaching when Cheri was born. They moved to Idaho in 1997. Chuck and Claudette enjoyed being a part of CPC even before we move to Idaho because each time we visited Cheri and Jim we attended church with them. Music is a very important part of Claudette’s life and she loves playing organ and piano.
Dave grew up in North Idaho, graduated from Washington State University (WSU), has diverse background in business, and has lived in Post Falls since 1971. Dave and his wife Patsy have four grown children and eight grandchildren. In addition to overseeing the church building and grounds, Dave enjoys golf, fishing and rooting for his Alma Mater!