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Senior Minister - Rev. Richard Owens


Owens2017editRichard was called to the position of Senior Pastor at Westminster in 2012. Prior to that, he worked in youth ministry as the Director of Youth Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Aliceville, AL, as a Youth Ministries Intern at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, and as Minister to Youth and Families here at WPC. Richard graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama, Mobile. He brings to WPC a passion for the message of the Gospel. He and his wife, Anne Marie, have two children, Sophie and Jude.
 

 

Associate Director of Counseling Ministries - Mischa McCray

Mischa2Mischa joined the staff in order to develop our Counseling Ministry in 2013. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mischa is also a part-time math teacher for one of Westminster's supported missions, Delta Streets Academy. Prior to studying at RTS, he taught at Greenwood High School for two years through the Teach for America program. Mischa is originally from Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, where he was also a member of the basketball team. 

Office Manager - Debbie McCuan

David and Debbie 2017Debbie has been on staff as Westminster's Office Manager since 2003. Before joining the Westminster team, she worked for the City of Greenwood for 25 years. Debbie attended Mississippi Delta Community College after graduating from Greenwood High School. She and her husband, David, have called Greenwood home for all of their adult lives. 

 

Financial Secretary - Kim Pillow

KimcroppedKim has served as Westminster's Financial Secretary since 2011. Previous to that position, Kim worked in sales in the life insurance and financial planning industry for 14 years. Kim is married to Stephen Pillow and they have a daughter, Mary Dudley, and a son, Baylor.  

 

Director of Communications - Kathryn Dyksterhouse

Kathryn croppedKathryn came on staff at Westminster in 2014. A Greenwood native, Kathryn graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a B.A. in Communications. After living in Atlanta, GA for five years, Kathryn and her husband, Gary, moved to Greenwood in 2007. They have a daughter, Mary Laine, and a son, Langdon. 

Children's Ministry Director - Sonya Anthes

Sonya2Sonya came on staff as the Children's Ministry Director in 2017. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Child Development. Prior to moving to Greenwood, Sonya worked in the Jackson, Minnesota school system with preschool and elementary children. During her time in Jackson, MN, she also enjoyed her work at Cherish Center in Milford, IA where she built relationships with young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Sonya has always loved working with children and has a passion to grow young disciples of Jesus. Sonya, a native of Booneville, and her husband, Michael, a native of South Dakota, moved to Greenwood in 2015.

Music Director - Amy Coleman

Colemans bridgecropAs a skilled member of the WPC choir, Amy took on the role of directing Westminster's Music Ministry in 2010. Amy attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and then graduated from Mississippi College in Jackson, where she received a B.A. in Business Communications. A Denver, Colorado native, Amy moved to Greenwood in 2003 with her husband, Lee. They have six children: Madeleine, Walker, Claire, Victoria, Merrick, and Maya. 

Summer Youth Intern - Anthony Degani

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Anthony has joined the Westminster staff for the summer of 2018 to lead the youth group. Prior to his arrival in Greenwood, Anthony worked with RUF at Mississippi State University and Belhaven University. Anthony wrestled for Stanford University and graduated with a BA in German Studies and International Relations, and has also since earned his MBA. He and his wife, Lindsay, have one daughter, Elizabeth, and two playful dogs, Brody and Charley. Both Anthony and Lindsay will be working for Delta Streets Academy and are very excited to work with the youth here at WPC.