Church officers

Westminster Church is committed to a Presbyterian system of church government. This means that the congregation elects their leaders, who then make decisions about the vision, ministries, finances, and life of the church. In a Presbyterian system of government, there are two ordained offices that have authority to lead the ministry of the church: elders and deacons.

ELders

The elders form the governing board of the church, called the Session. The elders are all elected by the congregation and called to shepherd the members of Westminster. The Session is made up of teaching elders, whom we typically identify as pastors and whose primary role is the teaching ministry of the word, and ruling elders, whose primary role is shepherding care and providing leadership to the mission and ministries of the church. The elders lead and serve on the following committees and that each committee consists of men and women of WPC. 

ADULT MINISTRIES COMMITTEE​

Andrew Soule

Andrew Soule
Chair

Jim Ressler

Jim Ressler

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Tim Sidebothom

CHILDREN & YOUTH COMMITTEE​

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers
Chair

Dave Miller

David Miller

FINANCE COMMITTEE​

Jason Waldo

Jason Waldo
Chair

Bob Hivner

Bob Hivner

GREAT COMMISSION COMMITTEE

Seldomridge, Kim

Kim Seldomridge
Chair

Lee Brooks

Lee Brooks

Michael Mante

Michael Mante

John Mwaura 2

John Mwaura

Jim O'Connor

Jim O'Connor

LEADERSHIP & VISION COMMITTEE

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson
Chair

Conner

Eric Conner
Clerk of Session

Dave Helms

Dave Helms

MEMBERSHIP CARE COMMITTEE

Bill Ziegler

Bill Ziegler
Chair

John Barry

John Barry

Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Mark Thudium_ppSteel

Mark Thudium

Todd Williams

Todd Williams

WORSHIP COMMITTEE

Mark Espenshade

Mark Espenshade
Chair

Patrick Rohal

Patrick Rohal

Deacons

Besides ruling elders and teaching elders, there are ordained deacons who have a ministry of practical service and mercy tasks within the church. The ordained offices are open to men only, consistent with I Timothy 2 & 3.

Ben Ritenour
Head Deacon

Allgyer

Matt Allgyer

Brett Bauer

Caddick

Jeff Caddick

John Davies

John Davies

Robert Heisey

Jason High

Jason High

Seth Johnston

Seth Johnston

Dan Newhard

Jim Oosting

Steve Poole

Kevin Reed

Bryce Ressler

Roberts

Barry Roberts

Ron Runk

Ben Stiles

Ed Vander Bush

Mike Zappitella

Deaconesses

In accordance with 1 Timothy 2 and 3, Westminster believes God’s Word calls men to fill these ordained roles of elder and deacon. However, there are many other significant leadership and ministry roles that women fill at Westminster. In addition to the ministry and staff positions that women fill, Westminster’s congregation elects a non-ordained board of deaconesses who assist the deacons in practical ministry of the church.

Karen Winters
Chairwoman

Sue Anderson

Lois Bower

Judy Brearly

Judy Brearly

Chapin

Deb Chapin

Barbara Cott

Esther Davis

Carole Denlinger

Dolan

Carol Dolan

Katie Edwards

Sharon Ellison

Linda Gillingham
Co-chair

Lynn Hivner

Becky Irvine

Joy Kiehl

Diane La Belle

Carol Mohler

Rizutti

Naomi Rizzuti

Cynthia Snovel

Michelle Thudium

Marilyn Winpenny

Patty Ziegler