Meet Our Staff
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.
- 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