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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.
 

 

Assistant Pastor - Rev. Ian Kayser

Ian KayserIan came to Westminster in September of 2015. In November of 2016, he was ordained and installed as Assistant Pastor. Before coming to Westminster, Ian served as the Discipleship and Missions Pastor at Fellowship Bible church outside of Springfield, MO. He also served at Hope Presbyterian Church (EPC) as the Assistant Director of Small Groups. Ian graduated from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN with a Masters of Divinity and he went to New Mexico State University where he learned how to lose football games every weekend. Ian likes sports of all kinds, but he really loves soccer and he especially loves Arsenal. Ian’s primary ministry passion is helping other believers grow into the gospel through intentional discipleship relationships. He is married to Harper, who grew up in Leland, and they have two daughters - Ruby Charis and Julia Ryan.

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.

Co-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.

Co-Music Director - Reid Kelly

Reidcropped2Reid began sharing the duties of Music Director in 2013. His role has evolved as the church has moved to a more blended service musically, and he now often leads worship with his guitar and voice along with the choir. Reid graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he found a love for music in the church through Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) and Les Newsom. Reid is also a high school English teacher and a novice fly-fisherman in his spare time. He and his wife, Lindsey, have two children, Nelson and Cora Adaline.





 Director of Maintenance - Larry Myers

MyersWhile Larry has been overseeing maintenance needs of our church for many years, he officially came on staff as our Director of Maintenance in 2015. Larry has two adult children, Ben and Jennifer, and four grandchildren, Courtney, Landon, Madyson and Alexander.