Committees at Westminster
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." (Matthew 8:20)
Camp Henry Board
Responsible for vision, strategic planning, fund raising, and policies of Camp Henry. Meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.
Children's Ministries & Family Ministries
This group envisions, plans, and oversees the educational themes and programming for children. They also coordinate family events both for learning and fellowship. They collaborate with other standing committees so that our vision of “family” is inclusive of our entire faith community.
Contact: Rev. David Baak, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 717-5544
The Communications Committee develops strategy and goals for communicating the vision and ministry of Westminster through the various media of the congregation and it provides guidance to the Communications team in that effort.
Elder: Peter Boumgarden, email@example.com, (616) 697-5510
Westminster considers Community Ministries to be any mission work within Kent County. The Community Ministries Committee works to deepen Westminster’s relationships with local organizations and increase our participation by connecting service opportunities with our members and their unique God-given talents. Seeking new committee members!
Deacons' Financial Ministry Team
Contact: Rev. David Baak, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 717-5544
The mission of the Deacons’ Financial Ministry Team is to serve members who seek assistance with their own financial challenges by accessing the Deacon’s Fund and community and congregational resources. This Spirit-filled and supportive ministry empowers life change. Volunteers for this ministry must possess high degree of discretion, as all requests are held in the strictest of confidences.
Emerging Westminster Committee
Contact: Kyle Kooyers, email@example.com
Serve as a member of the steering committee for young adults (age 18-40) as they assess the program year and special events.
Contact: Chris Bronson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (616) 717-5535 Meets the second Monday of every month
The Facilities Committee monitors all maintenance items related to the buildings and the grounds. The group makes formal recommendations to the Trustees as needed.
Food Pantry Board
Meets every other month on a Wednesday at noon. Director: Angie Kelley, email@example.com, (616) 717-5581
In conjunction with the elder, Food Pantry Director, and Executive Minister, you will oversee the financial, administrative, and programmatic aspects of this critical ministry.
Health & Wholeness
Contact: Rev. Jen Porter, (616) 717-5545, firstname.lastname@example.org
We explore the mental and physical health needs within our church and community to understand where Westminster might respond to the needs.
Justice & Peace
Contact: Heather Colletto, Minister for Mission, email@example.com, (616) 717-5536
Our mission is to educate ourselves on peace, justice, and poverty, and to then call people to act. The only qualification is your belief that we, as Christians, are responsible for bringing about justice and peace on Earth.
Meets periodically on Sundays after the 11:00a worship service Elder: Kathy Speeter, firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 540-3017
This is a new committee that has recently been formed as a way to follow up with our inactive members. It falls under the umbrella of the Membership Growth & Development committee and its focus is to determine how to best reach out to our members that have not attended worship for an extended period of time.
Membership Growth & Development
Elder: Kathy Speeter, email@example.com or (616) 540-3017
Helps develop and implement programming that assists in the welcoming & education of WPC visitors. Maintains and further develops the connectedness of our members through fellowship, small groups, education classes, etc. Coordinates the Sunday morning greeter ministry.
Elder: Lambert Zuidervaart, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Music Committee meets monthly to help envision and implement our Music Ministry, and assist the music staff and various choirs and ensembles which participate regularly in Westminster worship. The Minister of Music provides important artistic and organizational leadership to the Committee.
Elder: Mary Jane Lamse, email@example.com
New members of the Nominating Committee are selected by the Elder for Nominations and the staff liaison. If you are interested in serving, please contact Mary Jane Lamse or Susan Jennings.
Spiritual Life & Learning
Meets once or twice monthly Elder: Larry Slager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 949-9493
Works with the elder and Minister for Christian Education to plan and implement themes, classes, and other learning opportunities for adults. This committee collaborates with many others as we work to help our members find practices that will nurture faith.
Elder: Dave Driscol, email@example.com
Volunteer leaders serve with the Elder for Stewardship and are joined by staff to plan and coordinate the annual fall stewardship campaign, encouraging our members to share time, talent, and treasure as we all serve as stewards of God’s resources.
Contact: Amber Marz-Momany, WCDC Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 717-5549
Working with Executive Director and the professional childcare center staff, this body sets policies and assists with fundraising, budgeting, and oversight.
Elder: Linda Paul, email@example.com
Elder: Kelley Barr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Committee meets monthly on Tuesday evenings with the Elder for Worship and the Senior Pastor. The group reflects on what happens in worship at WPC and assists in oversight, planning, and execution of worship services with attention to the liturgical calendar.
Westminster Presbyterian Adults
Elder: Jeanne Marshall, email@example.com or (616) 453-4738
The purpose of the Older Adults Ministry is to provide spiritual, educational, and social opportunities for members 55 years and older. Luncheons are held at church five times a years and a Christmas luncheon at Porter Hills (all at no charge), with a variety of enlightening speakers or entertainment. A spring and fall bus trip to locations in MI, i.e., museums, historic establishments, churches, etc, and once a year pay homage to those who have been members at least 50 years.
Typically meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. Elder: Mark DeVries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for vision, setting policy, and budget oversight of the ministry. Assist with implementation of programs and volunteer recruitment for 6th-12th grades.