Church Officers

In the Presbyterian Church there are three types of ordained officers: Teaching Elders (Pastors), Ruling Elders (Elders elected to the Session) and Deacons.

The Session

The Elders and Pastors together form the Session, the governing body for the local church. As identified in the Book of Order (the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.), the Session is given the authority and responsibilities to lead and direct the entire ministry of the church. Either men and women may serve as officers.


At Westminster Presbyterian Church , the Session is comprised of 18 elders, divided equally among three classes. Six elders are elected annually at a meeting of the congregation to serve a 3-year term. 



Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Dave Cosgrove

Ann Buckheister

Jackie Alff

Butch Hataway

Warren Feerer

Tamene Gelashe

Dave Leeper

Pam Richardson

Barb Read

Val Neubauer

Mark Tyler

Gary Teig

Leslie Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






The Board of Deacons


The current Board of Deacons is comprised of 24 deacons, equally divided among three classes. Six deacons are elected annually at a meeting of the congregation, for a 3-year term. The responsibilities of the Deacons as identified in the Book of Order (the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) are to provide practical help and ministry to the congregation and community, under the direction of the Session.




Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Patti Horton

Sharon Colton

Bonnie Keiper

Leanne Leeper

Linda Cosgrove

Barb Moss

Sue Lewis

Don Damsteegt

Heather Wagner

Lindsay Meade

Terry Perkins

Claudia Warfel

Antoinette Mukakabanda

Tom Read

 

Joyce Sankey

 

 

Suzanne Wood

 










Corporate Officers

Westminster Presbyterian Church is incorporated in the state of Iowa. The elders in active service fulfill the role of Trustees of the corporation, having the power to receive, hold, encumber, manage and transfer property, real or personal, for the church; to accept and execute deeds of title to such property; to hold and defend title to such property, to manage any permanent special funds for the furtherance of the purposes of the church, subject to the authority of the Session and under the provisions of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


The Officers of the Corporation elected by the Session are:

Butch Hataway, President of the Corporation

John Swanson, Treasurer

Kathie Lane, Secretary/Clerk of the Corporation