“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (I Corinthians 12: 4-7)
The Session of Westminster Church
In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of which Westminster is a part, the congregation elects ruling elders (members of the congregation) and teaching elders (pastors) to serve together as the Session to lead the church’s vision, mission, and ministries. At Westminster, there are 36 ruling elders in three classes serving three-year terms. They are joined by the pastor (Donovan Drake) and three associate pastors (Guy D. Griffith, Heidi Hudnut-Beumler and Rachel Pence) to comprise the Session. Additionally, Sophie Maness (Director of Christian Education) and Claire Harris Kramer (Director of Youth and Their Families), and Paul Webb (Church Administrator) participate with the Session. The Session does its work through committees and the varied and numerous teams of people who implement the goals and mission of each ministry area in the life of the church.
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Anders W. Hall
Sarah H. Wilkinson
Class of 2021
ELDER NOMINATIONS— CLASS OF 2022
October 14, 2018, was the deadline for elder nominations for next year’s class (the Class of 2022).
Currently, the Church Nominating Committee is analyzing the ballots and will recommend a slate of elder candidates representing the demographics of the church as a whole (age, gender, service to the congregation and community, etc.). Photos and biographical information on nominees will be published in the January 2019 Community newsletter. Elections will be conducted at the February 3, 2019 congregational meeting. The new class of elders will begin their 3-year terms on May 1, 2019. For information on elder qualifications, go to http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/clp/.
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