Congregational Meeting November 1, 2020

At the upcoming congregational meeting on November 1, 2020, the Nominating Committee will present the nominations below for Session, Board of Deacons, Nominating Committee, and Endowment and Special Gifts Committee.

Elders Class of 2023 Deacons Class of 2023 Endowment & Special Gifts
Nicole Baculik
Megan Exley
Jay Galbreath
Bill Ludwig
Andrew Marsh
Allison McGee
Denise Rost
Steve Schmitt
Karen Williams
Stacy Chambers
Pat Cover
Sue Davis
Jerome Ecklin
Melissa Galbraith
James Roberts
Lindsay Senge
Flo Van Cara Sheap
Doug Shuck
Susan Van Cleve

Deacons Class of 2021
(teen deacons):

Jake Howard
Jane Lahniche
Ken Rapko
Linda Serene

At-Large Nominating Committee
Maureen Ludwig
Susan Molli
Tom Page
Kris Overstreet
Josh Shanholtzer
Mary Schmitt

Pastor Nominating Committee

Westminster is at the start of an exciting journey to find a new senior pastor. The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is leading this effort. Learn more about the PNC.

Session

Session, the governing body of Westminster Presbyterian church, comprises the church's ministers and a group of elders. Elders are elected to three-year terms by the congregation to provide general oversight of the church, in accordance with the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Elders may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

The work of Westminster Presbyterian Church is strengthened when it is done in the spirit of openness and trust. It is the policy of Session that all members of the congregation and interested parties are invited and welcome to attend regular Session meetings. There may be times that a decision is made to close a Session meeting or part of a meeting to discuss sensitive, confidential matters but that will be communicated ahead of time. It should be noted that members who attend a Session meeting do not have a “voice” or the right to address the body.

Session meeting dates, times and locations are all posted on the website calendar. Session meets the third Monday of every month, except in the summer.

Approved Session meeting minutes will be posted below and shared with the congregation as well.

Session Minutes 2020

Session Minutes for July 27, 2020
Session Minutes for July 8, 2020
Session Minutes for June 24, 2020
Session Minutes for June 15, 2020
Session Minutes for May 18, 2020
Session Minutes for April 20, 2020
Session Minutes for March 30, 2020
Session Minutes for March 16, 2020
Session Minutes for February 17, 2020
Congregational Meeting Minutes for January 26, 2020
Session Minutes for January 11, 2020

Reporting to Session include the Board of Deacons, 12 session-appointed Commissions, and four committees.

Current Session

Moderator: Bruce Lancaster, Interim Senior Pastor
Clerk of Session: H. Brian Peck

Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Bonnie Bacik
Harriet Dilly
Jay Galbreath
Pat McClintock-Comeaux
John Null
Ann O'Brien
Lois Singleton
Helen Watson
Karen Williams
Peggy Canose
David Heilman
Beth Jenkins
Kristin LeBeau
Mike Lee
Barb Myers
Dan Paul
Bob Sheap
Beth Wagner
Michele Burgess
Sue Castelli
Sandy Conley
Dave Davis
Gwen Fraser
Jeff Rex
Luke Walker
Becky Weber
Meghan Widmar

Commissions and Committees

Session appoints commissions, as needed, to carry out the life of the church, and the Board of Deacons establishes teams, as needed, to fulfill its duties.

The work of the church is done through commissions and committees. Although typically chaired by elders, commission membership includes elders, deacons and members of the congregation. We encourage all church members to consider serving on a commission. Although this may sound like a daunting task, members find that in addition to performing a valuable service, they gain fellowship and support from their commission team.

See below for information on each commission and a contact if interested in joining. Note that members of the Nominating and Endowment Committees are elected by the congregation and not appointed by session.

Commissions

Adult Spiritual Development
Barb Myers (chair, session, labyrinth)

Bridge Worship
Beth Wagner (chair, session)

Children’s & Family Ministry
Karen Williams (chair, session)

Communications
Bonnie Bacik (chair, session)

Finance
Mike Lee (chair, session)

Membership
Kristin LeBeau (chair, session)

Outreach
Sandy Conley (chair, session)

Personnel
Pat McClintock-Comeaux (chair, session)

Property
Jay Galbreath (chair, session)

Stewardship

Worship

Youth Ministry
Luke Walker (chair, session)


Committees

Endowment & Special Gifts

Internal Audit Committee

Nominating Committee

Safety and Security Committee


View a PDF of Session Commission Assignments for 2020
View a PDF of Commission Charter Summaries
View a PDF of Committee Charter Summaries

Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons serves under the supervision and authority of Session. The mission of the Board of Deacons is to provide care to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith; to encourage and equip members of the congregation to both give and receive care. Deacons are elected to three-year terms by the congregation and may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

The Board of Deacons meet the fourth Monday of every month, except in summer.

Reporting to the Board of Deacons include the following teams: Blood Drive, Care Calendar, Extended Communion, Flower Delivery, Giving Gala and Treasures for Troops.

Moderator: Dave Palko
Vice-Moderator: Matt Baculik

Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Patricia Boyd
David Gambridge
Racquel Krikorian
Suzanne Madden
Andrea Noah
David Palko
Hedy Pitcairn
Madison Podsiadly
Paul Pudimat
Roberta Sarraf
Stephen Sharps
Amy Walker
Molly Brown
Natalie Brown
Carol Couch
Steve Daniele
Tricia Eccher
Tracy Fitzsimmons
David Kerr
Candy Kottyan
Drew Kushner
Erin Madson
Matt Baculik
Sandy Baker
Jennifer Bollman
Jill Dietrich
Melanie Dixon
Kevin Green
Laurie McMaster
Jodi Seftchick
Ian Thomas
Marjorie Zeller