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Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda Sanctuary

Our Mission

Christ Presbyterian Church is a living expression of faith, welcoming all to join the journey of discovering what we are meant to do and to become. A worshiping community of accepting, compassionate, collaborative people, we cherish, encourage, and integrate the gifts brought by people of all ages and perspectives.

Communion

Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Children are welcome to participate at their parents' discretion. The table is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Worship

A warm welcome is extended to all who visit CPC. Your presence adds to our joy of Christian fellowship.

Are you looking for a community where you can be yourself, receive support, and live in joy?

Do you want to ponder spiritual mysteries and grow in your relationship with God?

Do you want to raise your children and family in a community focused on the God's love?

Then Christ Presbyterian Church is the place for you.

I invite you to join us on Sunday morning for worship at 9:30am. Childcare is available every week.

We welcome folks of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles.

I hope I will see you soon!

The Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell

Our Values

We are a theologically progressive Christian congregation who strive to:

  • Love
  • Nurture
  • Include
  • Serve
  • Guide
  • Inquire
  • Inspire
Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell

Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell, Pastor

The Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell is a graduate of UC Irvine and Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary pursuing a Doctor of Ministry. Linda has been a minister for 27 years at churches large and small in New Jersey, Illinois, and California. Linda is currently the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, CA. Linda is married to Tim, a pastor in San Francisco, and they have two children, Amber and Sean.

Music at CPC

"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD." — Psalm 95:1

Christ Presbyterian Church offers a wide variety of music every week from congregational hymn sings, anthems from our traditional church choir and our praise choir, guest instrumental musicians, vocal soloists, jazz band, classical piano, and occasionally you will hear the organ.

Steven Blum, CPC’s Music Supervisor

Steven Blum

Music Supervisor

Steven holds an MFA in Jazz Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and educator and has worked extensively as a performer. Steven has a wide-ranging background, including as a chorister and section leader with the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, as well as accompanist roles with the Pacific Boy Choir, Peninsula Cantare Community Choir, and as Music Director of the Sophia Rose Community Choir. We welcome Steve to CPC and look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.

If you would like to join either the Traditional or Praise Choir or the Band please speak with Steve Blum, CPC’s Music Advisor. He can be reached at 949-412-0937.

Sibel Demirmen Henry

Sibel Demirmen

Choir Director 

Please welcome Sibel Demirmen as she begins her new role at CPC as Choir Director. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “superb singer with a crystalline voice”, Sibel Demirmen is a versatile soprano frequently performing in the Bay Area. She has sung with many Bay Area companies including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Townsend Opera Players, Berkeley Opera, West Marin Players, Ross Valley Players, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Marin Baroque, Thick Description, City Opera SF and was a member of Goat Hall Productio n’s The Kurt Weill Project . Leading roles include Kate in Kiss me Kate, Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, Josephine in H.M.S Pinafore , Zerlina in Don Giovanni , Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera , Lisa in La Sonnambula , Gretel in Hansel und Gretel , Yum Yum in The Mikado , Mabel in Pirates of Penzance , Adina in Elixir of Love , and Adele in Die Fledermaus.An avid performer of new works, Ms. Demirmen debuted and recorded the role of Maria in David Conte’s opera Amer ica Tropical . She frequently performs contemporary works with Contemporary Opera Marin. Ms. Demirmen is a soloist at Rodef Shalom in San Rafael, teaches music at Sausalito Nursery School, maintains a private music studio and has been a staff singer at Christ Presbyterian Church for the past six years. She lives in San Rafael with her husband and two children.

Accompanist

Parker Grant

Accompanist

We welcome Parker Grant who will be joining the Music Team as Music Accompanist. Parker Grant is a jazz pianist and educator based out of Oakland. A Bay Area native from Lafayette, California, he is also an alumnus of the University of Miami, where he studied with Martin Bejerano. When not studying or performing music, he is an avid reader and walker. We are so happy to have Parker on our staff.

Sean Lane-Bortell Apprentice Accompanist

Sean Lane-Bortell

Apprentice Accompanist

We also welcome Sean Lane-Bortell who will join the Music Team as Apprentice Accompanist.

View CPC Calendar

CPC and our members are highly involved in the community. See our calendar for our upcoming community events.