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 fourth 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

Minutes of Session meetings and other reports can be found here. Monthly financial reports are available here.

2024 Session

Larry Hayward, Pastor (Moderator)
Patrick Hunnicutt, Associate Pastor | Jacob Bolton, Associate Pastor | Olivia Patterson, Associate Pastor (non-voting)
Yvonne Folkerts, Clerk of Session | Katherine Gunter, Vice Clerk | Margaret Myers, Treasurer

Administration & Finance
Debbie Wells, Chair
Rusty Ring, Vice Chair

Building & Grounds
Mark Ahart, Chair
Phil Garrett, Vice Chair

Christian Formation
Kate Mitchell-Tombras, Chair
Becca Bagley and Laura Barrett (Children)
Whitney Mallory (Youth)
Emily Oehler (Adult)

Congregational Life
Marjorie Phillips, Chair
Adair Shanks, Vice Chair

Digital Ministries
Josh Daniels, Chair
Sam Chi, Vice Chair
Trevor Gorksi, Vice Chair

HOME (Helping Our Members Engage)
Martha Bess DeWitt, Chair

International Mission
Spencer Dickerson, Chair
John Woods, Vice Chair

Local Mission
Vaughan Jordan Mackay, Chair
Barbara Watts, Vice Chair

National Mission
Adrienne Griffin, Chair
Susan Helm, Vice Chair

New Member
Kristin Stephen, Chair

Donald Gordon, Chair

Bob Wood, Chair
Madeline Ramsey, Vice Chair

Vince Crisler, Chair
Chad Horrell, Vice Chair

Worship and Music
David Roden, Chair