Our Session

The ordination of Lay People of strong faith and integrity to govern a local church is unique to the Presbyterian form of government. A Session is the council for the congregation, helping it become a community of faith, hope, love, and active Christian witness in the world. While only the Risen Christ is the head of the Church, the Session makes sure that the word of God is preached and heard, the sacraments (baptism and communion) are lovingly administered and received, and that the covenant community is nurtured as increasingly more faithful disciples of Christ. Elders are normally elected for a three-year term and are allowed to serve two consecutive terms before rotating off.

Our Session is comprised 17 elders (the translation of the Greek word presbyteros, the basis of our denominational name). It’s moderated by our current Head of Staff.

The following people are currently on Session at Westminster:

Class of 2021
Mickey Waschkat
Dean Thede - Chair of Property
Jo Broadston
Felicia Cass
Tasha Knight - Chair of Christian Ed
Matt Loesche

Class of 2022
Judy Kester - Chair of Mission
John Speas - Chair of Finance
Karen Siler - Chair of Nominating
Cody Alberts
Jodi Fabrizio - Chair of Personnel
Ryan Greve
Regina River

Class of 2023
Rebecca Hoffman
Erin Arickx
Scott Cose
Marie Hills - Chair of Worship & Music

Our Deacons

The Deacons are the “heart” of our congregation.  Each Deacon has been called, ordained and installed to this position.

At Westminster, our Deacons are matched with individuals from our congregation who are home bound, had a recent loss or need extra encouragement.  Monthly contact is made by a visit, call or card.

Deacon outreach includes going outside the walls of the church. Deacon sponsored caring teams have a “Christmas in July” drive to provide items for the Women's Shelters in the Cedar Valley. During Advent, they sponsor a “G-LOVE” tree to collect winter items for area school children.

The following people are currently Deacons at Westminster.

Class of 2021
Steven Eilers (Y6)
Troyce Vich (Y6)
Bonnie Smith Davis (Y3)
Holly Ritter (Y3)

Class of 2022
Curt Edler (Y5)
Bruce Pals (Y5)
Susan Larsen (Y2)
Heidi Warrington (Y2)
Judy Baier (Y2)
Vicki Cose (Y2)

Class of 2023
Ann Northey (Y1)
Nancy Osgood (Y1)
Matt Haines (Y4)