About CPC


Our history

Madison’s CPC is over 170 years old. Originally located a block off of the Capitol Square, CPC is now in its third facility overlooking Lake Mendota. CPC is committed to being centered in Christ, rooted in the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions, and worshipping as an ecumenical fellowship of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

About history

Get to know us better

Our local and global efforts to make God’s love real include our founding relationship with Pres House, the investment in the education of children from Mendota Elementary and hosting international students with MIP to name a few. 

At the center of our work is a commitment to ministries of compassion and justice.

We are fortunate to have an incredibly talented, caring and passionate staff. Learn more about each of our staff, deacons and elders and their roles within CPC.

Meet Our Staff and Elders

Our vision

For worship

We believe that God’s people experience God’s presence in worship. Every week we offer diverse and participative worship experiences that connect to our daily lives and inspire through a wide range of artistic expressions.

For community

We intentionally welcome all people to our community and invite them to join with us on our faith journey. We enjoy being together and seek honest, caring relationships that comfort, encourage, and challenge.

For discipleship

We know Jesus Christ loves us as we are, and encourages us to grow spiritually and relationally. We believe lasting growth and change happen in our lives as we engage with others and God’s word.

For service and justice

We believe God’s love is to be shared to bring peace, comfort, and justice, so we work with local and global mission partners to learn and be actively engaged in efforts toward reconciliation and strengthening our community.

About facilities

A beautiful and inviting space along the shores of Lake Mendota

Our recently renovated building offers many spaces for use. Visit our facilities page to learn more about our spaces, view pictures and request spaces for your needs.


Our partner organizations

We are proud to partner with a number of organizations to better serve our community. Below are just a few of the organizations who we call friends.