The session is the governing body of Westminster and is comprised of elders nominated and elected by the congregation from our membership. The adult elders serve three year terms and the two youth elders normally serve two year terms. The Pastor is Moderator of the Session, which elects a Clerk and two Vice Clerks of Session annually. Westminster’s session normally meets on the third Wednesday evening of the month.

Elders have responsibility for the governance and ministry of Westminster, being charged to work to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation. Elders serve on the Committees of the Session, each of which is focused on a different area in the life of Westminster. Contact the session committees at the email addresses below, or contact the clerks at [email protected].

Members of Westminster can access each month’s agenda, reports, and committee meeting minutes at the Session Members Page. Please contact Jessica Thurnes for password information.

2019 Session

Larry Hayward, Pastor (Moderator)
Patrick Hunnicutt, Associate Pastor
Whitney Fauntleroy, Associate Pastor
Eileen Denne, Clerk of Session
Melissa McClellan, Vice Clerk

Margaret Myers, Treasurer
Debbie Wells, Assistant Treasurer
C.J. Chidlow, Youth Elder
Michaela McCormack, Youth Elder

Administration and Finance
John Scruggs, Chair
David Wilcox, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Building and Grounds
Ted Pusey, Chair
Jill McClure, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Christian Formation
Sarah Hoffman, Chair
Maura Cramer, Vice Chair (Children)
Jim Muyskens, Vice Chair (Adult)
Jim Sample, Vice Chair (Youth)
[email protected]

Congregational Life
Joy Cameron, Chair
Kristin Stone (non-Session member), Vice Chair
[email protected]

Digital Ministries
Alex Bryant, Chair
Vince Crisler, Vice Chair
Ben Kennedy, Vice Chair
[email protected]

HOME (Helping Our Members Engage)
Ben Kennedy, Chair
[email protected]

International Mission
Nancy Griswold, Chair
Mike Donley, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Local Mission
Melissa Sellevaag, Chair
Stephanie VanVliet, Vice Chair
[email protected]

National Mission
Jill Maguire, Chair
Kristen Bishop, Vice Chair
[email protected]

New Member
Melissa LoPresti, Chair
Jenny Graves, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Bill Keeth, Chair
[email protected]

Katherine Gunter, Chair
Candace Rush, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Tim Shaw, Chair
Bob Wood, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Worship and Music
Lauren Beyea, Chair
Neil Sampson, Vice Chair
[email protected]