Pastors and Staff


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Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward, Pastor
Larry became the sixth Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in October 2004. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Before coming to Westminster, Larry served churches in Texas and Iowa. [Read more...]
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Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt, Associate Pastor for Mission & Pastoral Care
Patrick joined Westminster in 2005 and served for eleven years as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Families. He received his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts in public policy from Duke University, where he was the Blue Devil mascot. [Read more...]
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Rev. Whitney Fauntleroy, Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults

Rev. Fauntleroy is currently on medical leave.

Whitney is a native of the triangle area of North Carolina, having lived or worked in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. She holds Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Youth and Young Adult Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. [Read more...]
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Rev. G. Jacob Bolton, Associate Pastor for Christian Formation
A Certified Christian Educator, GreenFaith Senior Fellow, and current Doctoral Student researching Leadership and Global Perspectives, Rev. G. Jacob Bolton came to Westminster in October 2019 after serving at Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, New York for the last nine years. [Read more...]

Program Staff

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Dr. R. Benjamin Hutchens, II, Director of Music Ministries
Ben became the Interim Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in August 2017. A native of Statesville, NC, he is a graduate of Furman Univeristy, the University of Alabama, and the University of North Carolina. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. Ben has served churches for more than two decades and is coming to Westminster after from seven years of service as Director of Music at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church and as Director of Vocal Studies at Georgetown Day School, both in Washington, DC. [Read more...]
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Amey Upton, Director of Adult Education
Amey has been a member of Westminster since 1985; she joined the staff in January 2015. Amey graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Sociology, and from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2010. She worked in the non-profit arena for many years, including at the American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHA) and the National Society for Autistic Children (NSAC). She also taught at the Westminster Weekday Preschool for many years. [Read more...]
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Rev. Evangeline Taylor, Director of Seniors Pastoral Care
Evangeline joined Westminster as the Director of Seniors Pastoral Care in August 2018. Evangeline was ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) in 2000 following a 23-year career as a vocal soloist with the US Navy Band and then with the US Army Band. [Read more...]
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Nancy Hall Berens, Director of Congregational Life, Singles Ministries, and Women's Ministries
Nancy has been a member of Westminster since 1989. She is an elder who has served on the Session of Westminster and has been a regular commissioner to National Capital Presbytery. Nancy is also a professional educator who taught French at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria for 13 years. [Read more...]
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Patty Chamberlain, Director of Children's Ministry
Patty joined Westminster in 1996, and was also a member from 1990-1992. Patty served on the Session, and was the chair of the New Member and Congregational Life Committees. Patty is a teacher at the Westminster Weekday Preschool and the former president of the PTSA at TC Williams High School. [Read more...]
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Yeri So, Assistant Director of Music Ministries
Yeri is an accomplished organist and pianist who has served in many music ministries and choruses. As a recitalist, Yeri’s performances have been featured in the DC and Baltimore metro areas as well as in Austria and South Korea. [Read more...]
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Molly Roden, Associate for Children's Music
Molly Roden has been involved with the Children's choirs at Westminster since 1990. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was ordained an elder in Dallas. She majored in Voice at Austin College, and earned a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. [Read more...]
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Art Sauer, Member Involvement Coordinator
Art has been a member of Westminster since 1990. He has served as a Deacon and Elder and as a member of several standing committees. He is a retired federal employee who served as Deputy Director of the Budget Committee for the U.S. House of Representatives and as a budget analyst in several federal agencies. [Read more...]
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Carolyn Burke, Westminster Weekday Preschool Director
arolyn came to Westminster Weekday Preschool (WWP) as a parent with her first daughter in 1992. After serving as a substitute at WWP, Carolyn joined the staff when her second daughter came to WWP in 1996. Carolyn taught the 2½s, 3s and 4-day 4s, and also served as the Curriculum Coordinator, before becoming Director in 2008. [Read more...]

Administrative Staff

Lavinia Davis-Laux
Director of Finance & Administration
[email protected]
703-549-4766 ext. 110

Tara Cain
Executive Assistant
[email protected]
703-549-4766 ext. 111

Cindy McCeney
Financial Assistant
[email protected]
703-549-4766 ext. 115

Jessica Thurnes
Program Assistant
[email protected]
703-549-4766 ext. 112

Jim Buchanan
[email protected]
Facilities Manager
703-549-4766 ext.116

Marvin Johnson, Head Sexton
Larry Johnson, Sexton