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Presbyterian churches are governed by a Session which is made up of the church’s clergy and active elders who are elected by the congregation.  (See Code of Regulations.)  Westminster has chosen to have a separate Board of Deacons to oversee the pastoral ministry of the church.  The work of the Session is divided into eight standing committees.  See below for Session, Board of Deacons, and Committee Mission Statements as well as participants for these groups.


2019-2020 Session

The mission of the Session is to provide the spiritual and governmental leadership of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  The Session will take responsibility for the church’s vision: deciding which good, for what people, at what cost.  It will be a sign for our believing community of the new reality that God has made available in Jesus Christ.

Class of 2020
Paul Bascom
Kay Berg
Bob Knechel
Amy Lachman

Class of 2021
Jan Culver
Bill Kasch
Jim Latham
Vail McGuire

Class of 2022
Katie Brennaman
Melissa Keller
Bill Potter
Milt Ross

The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Baker, Jr., Moderator
The Reverend John W. Neely
The Reverend Nancy S. Hodgkins
The Reverend Denise Weaver
The Reverend Susan G. Hamilton
Clerk of Session: John W. Ey
Assistant Clerk of Session: Gene Saunders
President of the Trustees: Ross Padak
Treasurer: J. D. Whitlock

2019-2020 Board of Deacons

Our mission as Deacons at Westminster Presbyterian Church is to minister to those within our congregation who are in need; to care for one another as God cares for each of us.  In thankful response to the love and mercy shown to us in Jesus Christ, we respond to the needs God reveals to us as we open our hearts, minds, and wills to God’s call.  We strive to do all to the glory of God.

Class of 2020
Mark Anderson Sharp
Sara Frease
Sean Hearrell
Ernie McCallister
Judi Weaver
Class of 2021
Terry Biers
Peter Davies
Betty Hoevel
Eric Knorr
Jeff Moore
Lou Ann Wilson
Class of 2022
Dan Arnold
Stan Eichenaur
Jim Helsinger
Abby Lachman
Robbie Nash
Laura Peterson

Sue Hamilton, Moderator


The Body of Christ at Work
Our 2019-2020 Eight Standing Committees

Building and Grounds Committee - Jim Latham, Chair

The mission of the Building and Grounds Committee is to maintain and rehabilitate the real property of the church: the building, the grounds, and the parking lot.

Education and Practice Committee - Kay Berg, Chair

The mission of the Education and Practice Committee is to encourage faith formation through education and spiritual practices for all ages.

Evangelism, Hospitality, and Membership Committee - Jan Culver, Chair

The mission of the committee is to provide opportunities for evangelism to be learned and practiced by the congregation, to lead the congregation’s ministry of hospitality to visitors, and to welcome new members into the church body.

Mission Committee - Paul Bascom, Chair

The mission of the committee is to demonstrate God’s love and compassion, to enrich the lives of people in need, and to encourage social justice and peacemaking through education.

Fellowship Committee - Amy Lachman, Chair

The mission of the Fellowship Committee is to offer opportunities for the members of Westminster to increase their congregational friendships in a variety of settings and in an environment of love and warmth.

Personnel Committee - Bob Knechel, Chair

Working with Pastor/Head of Staff, the mission of the committee is to assure the adequacy of personnel and personnel administration for the church.

Stewardship and Finance Committee - Bill Kasch, Chair

The mission of this committee is to educate the congregation about stewardship, encourage generous financial giving as a matter of spiritual practice, and monitor the Session's adopted budget.

Worship, Music and Fine Arts Committee - Sharon Norton, Chair

The mission of this committee is to plan, evaluate, and encourage Sunday worship, special worship, weddings, and funerals. The committee also oversees the church’s music and fine arts.

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