A Message from Associate Pastor Casey FitzGerald
As Ecclesiastes 3 proclaims, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” At Westminster, the past few months have been a time of transition as we prepare for the beginning of April and the arrival of our new associate pastor, Whitney Fauntleroy, and the return of Patrick Hunnicutt from sabbatical. It has been a time of giving thanks for what has been, and a time of hopefulness for what is becoming. Along the way, we’ve had many step up to help with the transition, especially in youth ministry. I am deeply thankful for the commitment of the youth advisors in carrying the youth ministry through this in-between time. We are ready to receive Whitney with excitement and openness. I am grateful for the warm welcome already extended to Whitney during her candidating weekend. I know she is, too.
As we prepare for our new associate pastor configuration, I thought it might be helpful to include brief descriptions of the associate pastor roles moving forward:
Whitney Fauntleroy, Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults
Whitney will be responsible for all ministries pertaining to youth and their families, ministry to young adults (20s-30s single/married without children), and will have general pastoral responsibilities for the entire congregation.
Casey FitzGerald, Associate Pastor for Christian Formation
Casey will be responsible for oversight of and visioning for Christian Formation (previously referred to ask Christian Education), including children, youth, and adult education/formation. Her administrative responsibilities will include supervision and support of staff for Adult Education, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children’s Music, and the Weekday Preschool. Casey will continue to have general pastoral responsibilities for the entire congregation.
Patrick Hunnicutt, Associate Pastor for Mission and Pastoral Care
Patrick will be responsible for the mission visioning and programming of the church, including staffing the Local, National, and International Missions committees, as well as the Pastoral Care Team. His administrative responsibilities will include supervision of staff for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life. Patrick will continue to have general pastoral responsibilities for the entire congregation.
In many ways, we are entering a season of new life–of new and renewed energies for the ministries at Westminster. What a gift it is to serve alongside all of you.
With thanksgiving and hope,
Listen to Whitney’s candidating sermon here.