“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
Elder nominations for next year’s class (the Class of 2022) are being requested from Westminster members. Nominations may be made by completing a ballot form (1) in the Parlor by the wooden Ballot Box or (2) online with this candidate suggestion form, and will be accepted until October 14, 2018.
Following the end of nominations, the Church Nominating Committee will analyze the ballots and 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 December 2018 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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