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 for June 6, 2021 (Special Meeting)
Session Minutes for May 17, 2021
Session Minutes for April 19, 2021
Session Minutes for March 15, 2021
Session Minutes for February 15, 2021
Session Minutes for January 18, 2021
Session Minutes for November 16, 2020
Congregational Meeting Minutes for November 1, 2020
Session Minutes for October 19, 2020
Session Minutes for October 12, 2020 (Special Meeting)
Session Minutes for September 21, 2020
Session Minutes for August 17, 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
2021 Annual Report to the Congregation from Session
2020 Annual Report to the Congregation from Session
2019 Annual Report to the Congregation from Session
2018 Annual Report to the Congregation from Session
2017 Annual Report to the Congregation from Session

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

Current Session

Moderator: Jo Forrest, Senior Pastor
Clerk of Session: William Ludwig

Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Michele Burgess
Sue Castelli
Sandy Conley
Dave Davis
Gwen Fraser
Jeff Rex
Luke Walker
Becky Weber
Meghan Widmar
Nicole Baculik
Megan Exley
Jay Galbreath
Bill Ludwig
Andrew Marsh
Allison McGee
Denise Rost
Steven Schmitt
Karen Williams
Logan Carmichael
Brian Eccher
David Heilman
Beth Jenkins
Sara Locke
Jerry Malarkey
Rick Ralston
Deborah Waller

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
Megan Exley (chair, session)

Bridge Worship
Nicole Baculik (chair, session)

Children’s & Family Ministry
Rick Ralson (chair, session)

Communications
Steve Schmitt (chair, session)

Finance
Brian Eccher (chair, session)

Membership
Sue Castelli (chair, session)

Outreach
Sandy Conley (chair, session)

Personnel
Andrew Marsh (chair, session)

Property
Jay Galbreath (chair, session)

Stewardship
Dave Heilman (chair, session)

Worship
Sara Locke (chair, session)

Youth Ministry
Jerry Malarkey (chair, session)


Committees

Endowment & Special Gifts

Internal Audit Committee

Nominating Committee

Safety and Security Committee


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: Kevin Green
Vice-Moderator: Ian Thomas

Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Matt Baculik
Sandy Baker
Jennifer Bollman
Jill Dietrich
Melanie Dixon
Kevin Green
Laurie McMaster
Jodi Seftchick
Ian Thomas
Marjorie Zeller
Stacy Chambers
Pat Cover
Sue Davis
Jerome Ecklin
Melissa Galbraith
James Roberts
Lindsay Senge
Doug Shuck
Flo Van Cara Sheap
Susan Van Cleve
Yvonne Bly
Melissa DalBon
Jeff Ewing
Alecia Klonicke
Mary Lou Price
Amy Ranalli
Jean (Cricket) Ruppert
Sandy Thompson
Debby Underwood