Rev. Caroline Dennis, Pastor
Caroline Dennis began her ministry at WPC in August of 2019. She brings to us years of experience with children and family ministry, a passion for storytelling and inviting children to be active participants in worship and the full life of the church, and a heart for mission with rather than mission to others with whom we share our community and world. As Caroline's first call as head of staff, and WPC's first called pastor as a re-formed church, the excitement we all feel as we continue this new journey together is palpable!
Underpinning every strong church is a strong body of decision-makers. As Presbyterian polity requires, Westminster is governed by elected leaders, known as Ruling Elders. They work as a leadership team called a Session. The Session is moderated by the Pastor. To ensure that all of our work is done "decently and in good order," Westminster has five standing committees, each chaired by one or more Ruling Elders.
Westminster is blessed to have a strong, committed leadership team. Current Session members and their committee assignments are:
Larry Dozier and Claire Kuhl, Volunteer Organists
Larry has been playing the organ for churches since he was 16 years of age. He uses his God-given talents and skills to praise God and to enhance the worship experience of the congregation. Larry is a retired hospital executive. He is married to Nancy, one of the exceptional cooks and hostesses in our congregation! Together they have three sons and five beautiful grandchildren.
Claire played organ for a church service for the first time when she was 11 years old, and during her high school and immediate post-college years served as organist/choirmaster for Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopalian churches. Now, after a 35-year hiatus, she is attempting to support worship at WPC with her rusty skills. In real life, Claire owns a management consulting practice and is married to Steve Kuhl.
Ody Sholar, Custodian
Ody brings a generous spirit and a sense of mission to his vital role in keeping the Westminster facilities and campus in tip-top condition. He takes pride in his work, and is quick to respond to requests for repairs and assistance with a cheerful spirit. Sometimes, Ody says, he pauses his efforts and takes time to just quietly connect with God in the peace and beauty of the sanctuary. Ody and his wife, Jennifer, are blessed with a lively family of four children: Danielle, Nevaeh, Gemma, and John.
Laine Horowitz, Childcare/Nursery
Westminster loves all God's children, especially the "littlest angels!" Laine, plus a rotating team of volunteers, is on call to provide childcare during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Study period and 10:00 a.m. worship. Our nursery is prepared to accommodate infants as well as preschoolers. Laine's love for kids is rivaled only by her love for animals. From lizards to horses, to cats and dogs, Laine's heart is big enough to care for them all.