Our Session

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”  (I Corinthians 12: 4-7)

The Session of Westminster

In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), of which Westminster is a part, the congregation elects ruling elders (members of the congregation) and teaching elders (pastors) to serve together as the Session to lead the church’s vision, mission, and ministries. At Westminster, there are 36 ruling elders in three classes serving three-year terms. They are joined by the pastor (Donovan Drake) and associate pastors (Guy D. Griffith and Heidi Hudnut-Beumler) to comprise the Session. Additionally, Sophie Maness (Director of Christian Education) and Jo Ann McFarlin (Church Administrator) participate with the Session. The Session does its work through committees and varied other teams of people who implement the goals and mission of each ministry area in the life of the church.

Class of 2021

Lindsay Ballew
Joseph Bradley
Danna Brooks
Walker Choppin
Lochiel Gaines
Kate Regan
David Simcox
Jarron Springer
Melissa Threatt
Frank Wade
Susan Weathersby
Ralph Wheeler

Class of 2022

Paul DeWitt
Ken Hande
Hank Hildebrand
Mike Kaminski 
Ellie Keiper
Linda Koon
Catie Lee
Sylvia Leins
George Luscombe
Clay Parsons 
Ann Schulze
Grace Wagenman

Class of 2023

Hank Abbott
Jonathan Cole
Beth Felch
June Fortson
Susan Hassell
Chuck Higgins, Jr.
Ned Munson
Kate Pennington
Bill Tate
Elizabeth Trabue
Elaine Williams
Tom Wylly






Worship 8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Worship 11:00 AM