Staff Team

Jeff Gissing

Transitional Pastor & Head of Staff

Jeff joined the Westminster team in April in order to lead the congregation through a perion of reflection, discernment, and transition. He's married to Anna and has two kids, Nathan and Eliza. The Gissings live in Wheaton. You can learn more about Jeff at jeffgissing.com.

Carolyn Hansen

Music Director & Organiist

Carolyn joined the Westminster team 12 years ago. Prior to that she served another church in Aurora. She's a proud graduate of Valpraiso University..

Shelia Westerfield

Director of Congregational Care

Shelia is a veteran member of the Westminster staff team. She heads up our congregational care ministry ensuring that those in the hospital receive a visit as well as home communion.

Tom Westerfield

Technical Director

Tom directs our evolving digital ministry. Along with Shelia, Tom is a veteran member of the Westminster Team.

Trisha Warren

Church Secretary

Trish is voice and face of Westminster. She's the first face you see when you enter our campus and the first voice you hear when you give us a call.

Ken Perrin

Facilities

Ken serves as our facilities coordinator and is responsible for ensuring that the campus is clean and safe for our visitors.

Jenny Drury

Youth Director

Jenny serves the youth of our congregation with her husband, Jason. Together, they nurture and disciple the next generation of Westminster. 

The Session

Westminster Presbyterian Church is led by a Session comprised of nine ruling elders and our teaching elder, Pastor Jeff Gissing.

 

Jeff Gissing, Moderator

Lou Jacobs, Clerk

Jason Drury

Kerry Proczko

Claire Pepper

Susanne Fuller

Irv Vickers

Barbara Halsey

Gary Gapinske

Fred Lemmerhirt

 

 

The Diaconate

Our Deacons lead ministries aimed at providing care, compassion, and meeting practical needs at Westminster.

 

Doug Ecker

Norrain Phelps

Jan Medgeysi

Audrey Fechner

John Hendricks

Maggie Ayers

Sue Ludwigs

Dian Poochigian

Michelle Gollembeck

Doug Kirhofer

Judy Rhoads

Alan Pepper

John Halsey

Kim Saunders

 

 

 

Our Monthly Newsletters

July 2020 Newsletter
WPC JULY 2020.pdf
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June 2020 Newsletter
WPC JUNE 2020.pdf
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May 2020 Newsletter
WPC MAY 2020.pdf
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April 2020 Newsletter
WPC APR 2020.pdf
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March 2020 Newsletter
WPC March Newsletter (2).pdf
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February 2020 Newsletter
WPC FEB 2020.pdf
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January 2020 Newsletter
WPC JAN 2020.pdf
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Our Denomination

The mission of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to be a movement, not just a denomination.

 

These are the foundations that propel us forward. The name ECO is not an acronym. It reinforces our passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. We believe the church is a living organism that needs life-giving resources to help it grow, thrive, and multiply. ECO is committed to cultivating a healthy, diverse, resource-rich ecosystem where pastors and congregations can flourish.

 

How to Become a Covenant Partner (Member)

First, you simply need to tell us that you are interested in becoming a member or covenant partner.  You can do this by checking off the box when you register your attendance, by talking with any staff member, or by contacting the church office during the week.  Or, just send a message to: info@wpc10.org

 

Second, you will be asked to affirm your faith in a meeting with Pastor and some of the church's Elders.

 

Third, you will need to affirm your faith before the church family and, if necessary, be baptized.

 

Fourth, you will need to attend one of the quarterly classes which are designed specifically to get you grounded in your faith and in your commitment to your new church family; teaching you how to study the Bible, how to pray, and discovering the gifts you have to share with others. We will encourage you to stay true to Jesus in those times when it's hard to do so, by being part of your extended family.

 

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
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