Meet Our Staff

 
  Reverend Tara Wilkins,  Pastor    Email:  revtara@bridgeportucc.org

Reverend Tara Wilkins,  Pastor

Email: revtara@bridgeportucc.org

 
 Jenny Dykstra, Accompanist  Email:  dykstra.jenny@gmail.com

Jenny Dykstra, Accompanist

Email: dykstra.jenny@gmail.com

 

 

 

Rev. Tara Wilkins has served as pastor of Bridgeport United Church of Christ since August of 2012.  She also serves as the Executive Director of the Community of Welcoming Congregations in Oregon and SW Washington.   Rev. Tara has earned a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest as an inspiring speaker, workshop leader and preacher and is often a guest lecturer at colleges and universities.  

She is a fierce advocate and justice warrior, proclaiming an inclusive Gospel that honors the many paths to God.  Pastor, leader, activist, writer, contemplative, and mother are just some of her roles, but her favorite job is being Gram to her 9 grandchildren.

Honors/Awards

  • 2012   Inductee into the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest Queer Heroes
  • 2013   Celebrating Diversity Award: Whose Life Embodies the Biblical Vision of A Just & Inclusive Community.  Meridian United Church of Christ
  • 2014    Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ's Justice & Witness Award:  For Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of Justice & Witness
 Trinh Youngman, Interim Choir Director  Email:  trinhyoungman@gmail.com

Trinh Youngman, Interim Choir Director

Email: trinhyoungman@gmail.com