Rev. Dr. Paul E. Hayden

Interim Pastor since September 2020


During his 42 years as a Presbyterian minister, Paul has been blessed to serve churches in some of the most beautiful locations in the Western United States. After his first call to serve as Associate Pastor at Fremont Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, he begin his focused ministry in resort congregations. He is grateful for the privilege of serving the First Presbyterian Church of Polson and Polson’s yoked church, the Community Presbyterian Church in Dayton.

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Jackie Rettig

Church Administrator

Jackie has been the administrator for the yoked Polson and Dayton churches since 2018.  We greatly appreciate her capable, friendly, and helpful approach to matters large and small.

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Arlene Kintz

Director, Chancel Choir

Arlene has directed the chancel choir since 1997. She also rings hand bells with the "Copeland Memorial Ringers" and sings in a gospel quartet and a Sweet Adeline chorus.


Bob Mazurek

Director, Copeland Memorial Ringers Bell Choir

Bob has directed the hand bell choir, named in memory of the

Rev. Dr. William D. Copeland, since 2016. Bob served many years as a band director in the Polson school district.

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Gay Cochran


Gay has been our organist and pianist since 1985. She also teaches piano and accompanies students in the Polson area in school performances and music competitions.