Elected Officers

We need your recommendations for church officers. You can help the Nominating Committee discern who those individuals are. Prayerfully consider the ministry and mission of WGPC and those gifted for positions of leadership. Please click here to recommend someone to serve as Deacon, Elder, or Trustee. (Please note you can recommend more than one person and you can recommend yourself.) See below for qualifications for roles of officers.

Elders

Elders, in partnership with the ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of the church, including ecumenical relationships. They strengthen and nurture the faith life of the congregation committed to their charge. They shall serve faithfully as members of the session. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both in church and in the world.

Class of 2020

Tiffany Becker
Becky Clausen
Brad Goss
Deb Grossman
David Knight
Marilyn Kuhn
Pam Murphy
Ethan Weihl

Class of 2021

Mark Bartels
Isaac La Salle
Debbie Miali
Matt Putnam
Lynne Rapp
Van Roudebush
Bill Schwartz
Betsy Wacker

Class of 2022

Lynne Binder
Olivia Nennert (youth)
Glenn Seitz
Jim Roberts
Jeff Escott
Carrie Rao
Bob Weng
Diane McCullough

Deacons

The ministry of deacon as described in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for all. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.

Class of 2020

Kristy Anderson
Carol Barnard
Marilee Campbell
Anne Carpenter
Laurel Cochran-Smith
Sofia Elliot
David Kimball
Ken Penrod
Karen Schneider

Class of 2021

Donna Bellows
Leah Ann Fleisher
Debbie Goss
Taylor Graning
Mike Kearney
Vicki Lane
Ruth Meyer
Crystal O'Loughlin
Laura Putnam

Class of 2022

Beth Downey
Dave Morris
Nancy Hansbrough
Shannon Haxel
Judy Weng
Saneta Thurmon
Dayan Barnard (youth)

Trustees

Trustees should exhibit the same qualities as elders, but with responsibilities more specific to the maintenance and growth of the financial and physical assets of the church. As such, the trustees have particular need for those with experience in the areas of engineering, accounting, law, interior decorating/design, architecture, maintenance and banking.

Class of 2020

Karen Imse
Jean Magre
Dick Peterson
Jon Schickedanz
J.R. Walters

Class of 2021

Teenie Followell
Diana Likely
Steve Seele
Brian Tobin
Jamie Scott

Class of 2022

Carol Ault
Todd Meyer
Ryan Furtick
Doug Stanley
Jordan Gatewood

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.