|Rev. David A. Hutchinson served as Youth Director at Pinewoods Presbyterian Church in Cantonment, Florida, two years prior to attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Upon graduation from seminary in 1998 with a Master of Divinity degree, Pastor Hutchinson returned to Pinewoods Presbyterian Church, where he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America denomination, and served as Assistant Pastor for Student Ministries for the next two and one half years.
He then served as Associate Pastor at Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bear, Delaware, where his areas of responsibility included Education, Men's Ministry, Outreach/ Assimilation/Evangelism, Small Groups and Mercy Ministries.
In Spring of 2005, David and his wife Paula were evaluated by the PCA's Assessment Center for Church Planters and were given the 'qualified' ranking to be church planters within the denomination. After a season of prayer and careful evaluation, Pastor Hutchinson accepted a call to plant a church in Danbury, CT.
Dave and Paula Hutchinson moved to New Milford, Connecticut, with their four children, Sarah, Abigail, David Jr., and Lily in August of 2005 to organize Christ the Shepherd Presbyterian Church.