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, with additional meetings to receive new members.

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 are 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].

Current Session members can access the monthly packets at the Session Members Page.

2018 Session

Dr. Larry Hayward, Moderator
Patrick Hunnicutt, Associate Pastor
Whitney Fauntleroy, Associate Pastor

Melissa McClellan, Clerk of Session
Dave Gunter, Vice Clerk
Eileen Denne, Vice Clerk

Margaret Myers, Treasurer
Nathan Argust, Youth Elder
Ansley West, Youth Elder

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

HOME (Helping Our Members Engage)
Marilyn Eckert, Chair
Jill McClure, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Building and Grounds
Tom French, Chair
David Ware, Vice Chair
Ted Pusey, Vice Chair
[email protected]

Christian Education
Sarah Hoffman, Chair
Kristen Bishop, Vice Chair
Jim Sample, Vice Chair
[email protected]

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

National Mission
Jill Maguire, Chair
Sue Aland, Vice Chair
[email protected]

International Mission
Nancy Griswold, Chair
[email protected]

Local Mission
Elizabeth Martineau, Chair
Melissa Sellevaag, Vice Chair
[email protected]

New Member
Melissa LoPresti, Chair
Connie Watson (non-session member) , Vice Chair
[email protected]

Bill Keeth, Chair
Mary Filicetti (non-session member)
[email protected]

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

Ben Kennedy, Chair
[email protected]

Digital Ministries
Alex Bryant, Chair
[email protected]

Worship and Music
Rob Winn, Chair
Lauren Beyea, Vice Chair
[email protected]