Qualifications for the Office of Elder

1 Timothy 3:1-7

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Roles of the Elders

The office of Ruling Elder in Christ’s church is a perpetual office and is conferred upon men in the congregation who have been dully nominated, trained, tested, approved, elected, ordained, and installed into such office.  Elders are entrusted by God with the spiritual welfare of the church and as such call the congregation to worship, guard the purity of the gospel and the doctrine of the church, and are entrusted with the spiritual discipline of its member, should such discipline be deemed necessary.

The Session of the church comprised both of Ruling Elders who have been chosen from the member of the congregation as well as Teaching Elder(s) or pastors who are selected and elected by the congregation and tested, approved, ordained, and installed by the Presbytery.

The Elders

Charles Martin
Charles MartinRuling Elder
Charles has been an elder at WPC since 2015. He along with his wife Joy have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren with two on the way.
Doug Cheatham
Doug CheathamRuling Elder
Doug has been an elder since 2015 and he and his wife Eileen have one college aged son.
Russ Lekberg
Russ LekbergRuling Elder & Clerk of Session
Russ has been on the session since 2012 and He and his wife Leslie have 4 children.
Pastor Adrian Das
Pastor Adrian DasTeaching Elder
Pastor Adrian has been the pastor of Westminster since 2005. He and his wife Kelley have three children.


Qualifications of a Deacon

1 Timothy 3:8-13

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Roles of the Deacons

Like the office of Elder, the office of Deacon is a perpetual offer bestowed upon men in the the congregation who after having been nominated are trained, tested, and approved by the Session and then dully elected by the congregation after which time they are ordained and installed as officers of Christ’s Church. In accordance with Acts 6, Deacons are to assists the Elders with the care of the congregation.  Their primary role is mercy ministry and the up keep of the facilities of the church.

The Deacons

Gary Johnston
Gary JohnstonDeacon
Allan Haliday
Allan HalidayDeacon
Barry Bodenbach
Barry BodenbachDeacon

Administrators & Directors

Norma Grace Das
Norma Grace DasAdministrative Assistant
Becky Parrish
Becky ParrishChildren's Ministry Director
Reed Berger
Reed BergerYouth Ministry Intern


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