About CPC in Saint Maries, Idaho

Our prayer is that everyone who enters the doors of the church, whether they are visitors or long-time attendees, will feel embraced as beloved members of the CPC family.

Our worship is informal, allowing time for the sharing of prayer requests and a children’s lesson. As for music, we treasure the beloved hymns of the church.  The Lord’s Supper is served as an important part of our worship the first Sunday of the month.

Our Pastor

Pastor Janet PotterPastor Janet Potter grew up in the midwest town of Sterling, Illinois. Janet attended University of Nebraska in Lincoln, met her husband, Leo and earned a master’s degree in Social Work. After a move to Rockford, IL, she filled a variety of roles at Westminster Presbyterian Church, including Congregational Life Coordinator.

Though Janet felt God calling her into ministry for many years, she received her Masters of Divinity at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa in 2011. She completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Before coming to CPC in 2014, she served for three years as Outreach/Youth Coordinator for First Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, IL while serving as solo pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Marengo, IL for two years.

Janet enjoys taking walks, reading, watching movies, exploring new places and is a very novice fly-fisher. Her husband Leo and adult children Ben (Grand Junction Co), Marshall and Samantha (Portland, Or) and Sarah and Tom (Helena, Mt) enjoy spending time together. Janet feels God called her to serve at Community Presbyterian Church. She looks forward to discovering where God is moving and calling CPC to new ministries and missions.

What We Believe

God is One in Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God’s Son, fully God and fully human. He lived a perfect, just, and loving earthly life teaching about the Kingdom of God. Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead. He lives today and is the only One who can offer true and lasting wholeness for this life and the next. We receive this gift of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible is God’s word, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is entirely trustworthy and authoritative for our daily lives with God and with one another.


Hughes Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Paul and Dottie Hughes. They were both active and vital in the life of this congregation and in the community. This educational scholarship is open to those entering their junior year or 2nd year of higher education.  Click here to view or download the application.