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:
Tina Corley, Nurture & Christian Education Committee
David Hammond, Building & Grounds Committee
Richard Wilson, Mission & Outreach Committee
Steve Kuhl Clerk of Session
Claire Kuhl, Business Administration
Rob Graves, Congregational Care Committee
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.
Charleston Warner, Office Manager
Our new Office Manager, Charleston Warner, grew up here in Greenwood (although she was born in Albany, NY) and is a 2019 graduate of USC Upstate, with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice. She worked fulltime at the McCallum law office while she attended college.
Charleston and her husband Josh met while playing on the golf team in middle school. They bonded over their shared love of animals. Ask Charleston to show you a picture of her Jersey cow, Wrangler, and her dogs Bailey, Bella, and Daisy. Josh and Charleston are members of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, her pets, crocheting and working jigsaw puzzles.
She will be in the office Monday through Thursday mornings.
Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, drop her an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give her a call (864-229-3595) to say, “hello!”
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.