Betsy Ballantyne has been a member of Westminster for 42 years (with an 18-year hiatus while her late husband, Rev. David Ballantyne, was pastoring churches). Betsy has served Westminster as a youth advisor and currently as an elder. (She lives in Elverson with her Blue Heeler, Syd, and near her son David and her daughter Liza's family of husband Albert and grandsons Aiden, Ben, and Blake.) Betsy taught school for 37 years, 34 of them for Chester County Intermediate Unit. She enjoys antiquing, refurbishing furniture, cooking, traveling, quilting, and recycling and repurposing old things into useful and attractive new ones, and, of course, riding her horse, Mandarin.
Rick has been a member of Westminster for more than 45 years. Rick and his wife, Karen. He has taught Sunday school, helped with youth groups, and served on various boards and committees through the years. Rick has just completed two terms as a trustee and is currently in charge of the Property Committee. Rick and his wife, Karen live outside of Downingtown with their three children (all currently in college) where Rick is involved in real estate development and construction.
Chris has been a member of Westminster for 14 years. Chris and his wife Kim live in West Chester and have three children, Audrey, Grady, and Noah. He has served Westminster as an Elder, CREDO Leader and Usher. Chris is a Partner at Blue Rock Financial Group.
Diane has attended Westminster for 18 years and been a member of Westminster for about 10 years. In addition to serving as a deacon, Diane has been a member of the communion committee, the thrift shop board, the Westminster anti-human trafficking advocacy working group, and Family Promise. Diane and husband Brian live in West Chester and have three dogs and four cats. Diane is an attorney in the Law department of CertainTeed Corporation in Malvern. She enjoys reading, walking, travel, the theater, and volunteer work.
Laura has attended Westminster for 15 years and has served Westminster on the Children’s Spiritual Growth committee, the Youth Vision Team, Family Promise, and as a Vacation Bible School leader and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband Bill live in Chester Springs and have three children Matthew, Alex, and Olivia. Laura is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys walking and going to the beach.
Joe and his wife Cristina have attended Westminster since 2016. They reside in Unionville and have three children, Jill, Jason, and Matt and two grandsons, Brady and Chase. Joe serves on the Stewardship Committee, the Men’s Retreat Planning Team, and participates in A Gathering of Men and Broad Street Ministry. Joe and Cristina are owners of their printing and business development consulting business. Joe enjoys golf, fishing, hiking, gardening and the outdoors.
Angela Emrich has been a member of Westminster for 15 years and has served on Outreach and the Youth Vision Team and as a music leader for Vacation Bible School. She volunteers for the Giving Tree, Safe Harbor, Rise Hunger Now; helps with the hygiene kit collection; and has participated in mission trips to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Honduras. Angela and her husband Eric live in West Chester and have three children, Brianna, Daniella, and Ryan. She is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys exercising, reading, and traveling.
Gary has been a member of Westminster for over 30 years. Gary currently serves on the nominating committee, hosts a bi-weekly small group at his home, coordinates a team for Good Works, and co-teaches high school Sunday school. Gary works at Ampro Sports in Delaware County and enjoys spending time with his four children and five grandchildren.
Monica has been a member of Westminster for 13 years. Monica and her husband, Kevin, live in West Chester and have three children, Shane, Olivia, and Hope. She has served on the Youth Director search committee, and volunteers with Sunday School, youth retreats, Rise Against Hunger and Broad Street Ministry. Monica is an operations and program management executive and enjoys spending her free time supporting her family at their sporting events, doing yoga, reading, and gardening. Monica is a member of Impact100 Philadelphia, a non-profit women’s collective giving organization, which this year made three $100k grants and two $40k grants.
Scott and his wife Erin have been members of Westminster since 2010 and have four children: Lacey, Maxwell, Julia, and Nicholas. He sings in the Chancel Choir, teaches Sunday school, and has been active in the Saturday Men’s Group. He has served as a trustee of Bethel Hill United Methodist Church and on the vestry of St. Paul’s Within-the-Walls in Rome, Italy. Scott is a professional scientist and is CEO of Tiptek, LLC.
Dan and his wife, Linda Irwin, live in Kennett Square and have been members of Westminster since 2007. He is the owner of a professional design firm, sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is a former elected councilman for the Borough of Kennett Square. Dan sings regularly with the Chancel Choir and is a former Nominating Committee member.
Ed was born and raised in a Westminster family and has served Westminster in numerous positions—as a youth leader, Chancel Choir president, trustees president, and currently, Clerk of Session. He has also helped with planning and Sunday school. In addition, Ed was co-chair of the committee that facilitated Westminster’s move from West Chester borough to our current location. Ed and his wife Diane live in East Bradford Township and have two sons, Chris and Ben. Ed is a vice president at Woolridge Organization at Hershey’s Mill and enjoys model railroads, tennis, walking, and hiking.
Roger has been a member of Westminster for 18 years. He has served Westminster as a head usher and co-coordinator of the usher teams. Roger and his wife Suzanne live in Kennett Square and have 8 children and 13 grandchildren. Roger is a teacher/administrator at Devon Preparatory School and enjoys spending time at the shore, playing golf, and working on home repairs.
Terri has been a member of Westminster for a year. Terri and Joseph live in Wilmington, Delaware and have two sons, Thomas and Zachary. Terri is serving on the Women’s Retreat planning team and attends Bible study. Terri also enjoys mission work, volunteers at the Rise Against Hunger program and has gone to Honduras with Serving at the Crossroads. Terri enjoys hiking, cooking and photography.
Geoff has been a member of Westminster since high school. He has served on the personnel committee, the Youth Vision Team and as a frequent volunteer at youth events. He and his wife Laureen live just outside West Chester borough and have three adult children: Maggie, Caity, and Matthew. Geoff has worked at Vanguard for the past fifteen years and enjoys biking, weekends in Ocean City, Philadelphia sports teams, and hanging out with family and friends.
Burt Rothenberger has been a member of Westminster for over 30 years. Burt has served on Westminster’s Outreach committee, and currently he serves on the church personnel and advocacy committees and leads the Saturday Men’s Spiritual Growth Group. He and his wife Gail live in Pocopson and have two grown children and two grandchildren. Burt is retired and enjoys gardening, tennis, and volunteering.
Dan has been a member of Westminster for ten years. Dan and his wife Carol live in Kennett Square and have two children and five grandchildren. He has served Westminster as a member of the Personnel Committee and is currently an usher. Dan is a retired Senior Vice President from Montgomery Hospital (now Einstein Medical Center Montgomery). He enjoys golf, travel, reading and the Tuesday Morning Men’s Group.
Paul has been a member of Westminster for 20 years. Paul and Susan live in West Chester and have two daughters, Julia and Kristina. He has served Westminster on the Nominating Committee, Dilworthtown start-up team, in the sound booth, a kitchen volunteer and youth chaperone. He participates in Men’s Fellowship, dinner group and small group Bible studies. Paul is a civil engineer and owns a Forensic Engineering Consulting company. He enjoys golf, dining, and live music.
Gloria has been a member of Westminster for 17 years. Gloria has served Westminster as a deacon, participated in chancel choir and the contemporary band, and has helped in the sound booth. She and her husband Ken live in Kennett Square and have four children, Kim, Brad, Victoria, and David. Gloria works as an equine cardiology technician at the University of Penn and enjoys music, nature, and seeking the Holy Spirit in everyone she meets.
Carolyn has been a member of Westminster for almost eight years. She lives in Exton and works as a Director in the Acquisitions Dept. of a local real estate company. She previously worked as a paralegal in the company’s Legal Department. She is currently a Stephen Minister and serves as an usher. Carolyn loves to spend time with her family (especially her four nieces and nephews), run (1/2 marathons are the race of choice), attend sporting events and concerts, write poems/rhymes, and do just about anything that involves organization and helping others.
Sam has been a member of Westminster for nine years. Sam and his spouse John live in Hershey’s Mill in West Chester. He currently serves Westminster as a faithful usher both on Sunday and for many of the special concerts. Sam volunteers at Broad Street Ministry. He enjoys gardening, travel, cooking and spending time with friends.
Susan has been a member of Westminster for 17 years. She has served Westminster as a deacon, six-year member on the Outreach committee, usher, communion preparer, Vacation Bible School volunteer, and leader of the Gleaning Garden and Creek Clean-Up. Sue and her husband Martin live in West Chester and have two cats, London and Tabitha. Sue is a dental hygienist and enjoys volunteering with Faithful Friends Animal Society, gardening, reading, skiing, and serving our Lord through the many opportunities WPC offers to express His love.
Cristina has been a member of Westminster for two years. She and her husband Joe live in Unionville and have three children and two grandsons. Cristina helps plan Mission Possible, and participates in summer choir and the loss and grief support group. She is an active member of the Rotary Club and her mission work has taken her to Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala. She works as a fundraising consultant and event planner for nonprofits and is expanding her career into real estate. Cristina enjoys reading, music, golf, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Joanne has been a member of Westminster for one year after relocating to the area from Tampa, Florida. Joanne and her spouse Rex live in Hershey’s Mill in West Chester. In Florida, she completed the two year vigorous Diakonia Deacon course and was a Parish Nurse. They have two married children and six grandchildren. She is a member of the Chancel Choir, and a Thrift Shop and Global Leadership volunteer. Joanne is a retired clinical director from GlaxoSmith-Kline and an auditor for the pharmaceutical industry.
Carol has been a member of Westminster since 1985. She was ordained as a Deacon serving for two terms and served as moderator for the one-year term. Carol is active in Bible studies, recently assisted in VBS, and has enjoyed playing in our handbell choir for over 20 years.
Karen has been a member of Westminster for 45 years. She and her husband Paul live in West Chester and have two adult children, Laura and Mark. Karen has served as a Deacon, preschool board member, and participates with VBS, Bible studies and the Chancel Choir. She is a retired RN from Chester County Hospital and enjoys playing her clarinet, gardening and spending time with her four grandchildren.
Jean has been a member of Westminster since 1985 and has sung with the Chancel Choir for many years. She taught Literature and Rhetoric at several local universities and colleges. She volunteers as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. She lives in East Bradford. She has four children, Kate, Stephanie, Dan, and Alex and six grandchildren. She loves reading, cooking, and music.
Demaree joined Westminster in 2007. She has been a member of a Bible study and has been a Sunday School teacher and assistant for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade and Middle School. She previously served as a Deacon.
Sue is a West Chester native. She worked in banking and the insurance fields, helped manage apartment buildings and her ex-husband’s plumbing business. She is the proud mother of a son and daughter and lives in Downingtown. Sue has been a member of Westminster for 10 years. She loves helping with worship in the homes, and attending the women retreats and Wednesday night bible study.
Ann has been a member for 16 years and has served as a Sunday school teacher and helped with Vacation Bible School, Family Promise, communion preparation, and Sticky Bun Sunday. Ann and her husband Doug live in West Chester, PA. They have two daughters, Jacqueline, married to Jordan Paugh, and Heather. Ann is a statistician and enjoys reading, hiking, and volunteering with Meals on Wheels.
Dana has been a member of Westminster for 12 years. She has served Westminster as a deacon, an ambassador to Broad Street Ministry, Youth Group volunteer, handbell ringer, and fellowship organizer. She has also been involved with ParentCONNECTIONS, Worship in the Homes, the women's retreat committee, and Family Promise. Dana and her husband Craig live in West Chester and have three wonderful sons, Patrick, Evan and Sergei. Dana is a director of business development at AssuranceMD and enjoys biking, traveling, and Ocean City, NJ.
Kathie has attended Westminster for the past two years. She served as a Deacon and a Parish Nurse before joining Westminster. She has been a nurse for 41 years and has worked at Chester County Hospital for the past 36 years. Kathie is married to Jim; they have three children and live in West Bradford. Kathie feels service to others is Sacred Work.
Nancy lives in West Chester and is a recent member of Westminster. She grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and was a member of the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church where she was a Circle leader and sang in the choir. Nancy is a Stephen Minister, a greeter, attends Wednesday morning Bible study and Journey Classes. She is retired after working many years in the energy industry as a collateral manager. She enjoys watching sports; basketball, football, baseball, golf, and tennis. She has three adult children, two adult step children, seven grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them.
Grace has been a member of Westminster for three years. Grace and her husband Ken live in West Chester. They have three married children and six grandchildren. She serves on the New Member Committee. She is a Sunday greeter, helps with Family Promise, and Rise Against Hunger. Grace is a retired middle school teacher and enjoys reading, walking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Betsy has been a member of Westminster for two years. She lives in West Goshen and has two adult children and three grandchildren. Betsy serves on the Library, New Members, and Thrift Shop Committees and has joined the Wednesday Morning Bible Study. Betsy retired after 25 years as an administrative assistant with the West Chester Area School District. She volunteers at the Brandywine Auxiliary of Penn Chester County Hospital, and enjoys taking classes at Immaculata University, reading, and gardening.
Ellen has been a member of Westminster for four years. She and Brian live in Kennett Square and have four children, Ken, Craig, Cory and Melissa. Ellen retired after 30 years of teaching elementary school, and currently works part-time as an administrative assistant for an interior designer. She has volunteered for Delaware Hospice’s Camp New Hope (a bereavement camp for children), Broad Street Ministry, and Family Promise. Ellen enjoys golf, boot camp classes, watching sports, and traveling with her husband.
Carol lives in West Chester and has been a member of Westminster for 28 years. She has served Westminster as a deacon and is currently a counter, greeter, kitchen volunteer, and member of the Thursday morning circle and Lunch Bunch. Carol is Tax Prep and Financal Manager at Hoover Financial Advisors. Carol enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Maddie is a Junior at the Downingtown STEM Academy and has attended Westminster since she was born. She is part of the live stream tech team, has been a Snack Station Leader for VBS for the past six years, is an active member of the Imago Dei Youth Ministry, and has recently been through the CREDO confirmation class. Maddie has served at Broad Street Ministry and recently raised close to $1,000 for the Bridge Academy. She serves on the Youth Vision Team.
Suzanne and her husband, Brett, have been members of Westminster since 2002. She has two children, Maddie and Courtney. She worked in IT for Verizon and now teaches a four year old Pre-K class inWestminster’s Preschool. Suzanne was involved in Mother’s Group, and is still very active in the
Westminster community. She served on the Preschool Board for six years and was VP for two, was a leader in VBS for twelve years, served on the Nominating Committee, and volunteered for many youth activities.
Jean has been a member of Westminster for 17 years. She and Doug live in Glen Mills and have two adult children, Andrew and Allison. She has served as Co-coordinator for Family Promise since its inception at Westminster 4 years ago. She previously served on the Interiors Committee and participates in the Tuesday Morning Women’s Small Group. She is a former registered nurse who “retired” many years ago to be a stay at home mom. She currently volunteers at Ronald McDonald house, enjoys reading, traveling and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Pam and her husband, Bill, live in West Chester, and have three grown children and four grandchildren. They have attended Westminster for 12 years. Bill is retired and Pam is still teaching at the Benchmark School in Media. In her free time she loves to read, work out at the gym, and go to college field hockey and football games with Bill. They have supported charities that help battered women, autistic children, education for women at Riker’s Island co-run by her daughter, and educational lecture series at several schools.
Patricia has been a member of Westminster for 14 years. She lives in East Goshen with her husband, Michael, and two children, Isabelle and Quintin. She has served Westminster as a Sunday school teacher, VBS volunteer, Children’s Spiritual Growth Team member, Mom’s Group leader and member, Women’s Retreat committee member, and Giving Tree volunteer. Patricia currently works for Matlack Florist in West Chester.
Nancy and her husband Bob have been members of Westminster since 1995 and Nancy has served as an usher the entire time. She enjoys making Christmas Eve dinners for the Chancel Choir and serving dinners at Safe Harbor. Nancy has many years of catering experience both privately and commercially and feels she can contribute and assist in many of Westminster’s fellowship functions. Nancy and Bob have one son, Matt who is married to Angela, and two grandchildren, John and Lila. She is very honored to be considered as a candidate for deacon.
Nick has been a member of Westminster for three years. He has two adult children and three grandchildren, and live in West Chester. Nick is currently a Stephen Minister, a leader in the Tuesday Morning Fellowship Group, a member of the Gathering of Men, and helps with the Men’s Annual Retreat and the Golf Outing. Nick was an Executive and Consultant to major corporations, educational institutions, politicians and non-profits in the fields of Marketing, Crisis Management, Public Opinion and Public Policy Research for nearly 50 years. Nick enjoys teaching, writing, golf, dining with friends, and collecting Lionel trains and American coins.
Paul has been a member of Westminster for 20 years. Paul and Susan live in West Chester and have two daughters, Julia and Kristina. He has served Westminster on the Nominating Committee, Dilworthtown start-up team, in the sound booth, a kitchen volunteer and youth chaperone. He has participated in Men’s Fellowship, Dinner Group and Small Group Bible studies. Paul is a civil engineer and owns a Forensic Engineering Consulting company. He enjoys golf, dining, beer and live music.
Susan has been a member of Westminster for 20 years. Susan and Paul live in West Chester and have two daughters, Julia and Kristina. She has served Westminster as a Sunday School teacher, KidsJAM helper, Youth Vision Team member, trip chaperone, and VBS volunteer. She is on the Nominating and Family Promise committees. She has participated in WPW Monday morning Circle, dinner group, small group studies, and Bridge of Hope mentoring team. Susan was a case manager for adults with disabilities and works part-time “keeping the books” for Paul’s business. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, volunteering, and attending events in the community.
Mary Jane Anders has been a member of Westminster for 28 years. She has served Westminster as a trustee and usher and as a member of the preschool board, Worship and Arts team, nominating committee, and communion team. Mary Jane and her husband Bruce live in Pocopson and have eight children and three grandchildren: Evelyn, Kaiser, and Leland. Mary Jane works as an SAP integration lead and service delivery manager at The Chemours Company. She enjoys gardening, antiquing, and playing the piano.
Herb has been a member of Westminster for five years and has served Westminster as an usher and is currently a trustee. He and his partner Pam live in Birmingham Township. Herb has four children and five grandchildren. He recently retired and has started a business consulting practice. Herb enjoys boating, golf, and travel.
Janet has been a member of Westminster for 18 years. Jan and her daughter Alisa live in West Chester. She has served as a Sunday school teacher and has participated in programs at Westminster involving estates and the elderly. Janet is an elder law attorney with her practice in West Chester at Colliton Elder Law Assocs., PC. Janet and Alisa have a cat, Frances, and a spoiled miniature Schnauzer, Mario. They love to travel.
Ross grew up in Westminster and was active with the youth group. He moved away after high school, returned and rejoined WPC in 1988. He has been active with Long Range Planning, Stewardship, Personnel Committee, Habitat for Humanity and Living Waters in the World missions. He and his wife Jane live in Kennett Square.
Bob has been a member of Westminster for over ten years. He is currently an usher and serves as the trustee representative to the Preschool and to the Outreach committee. He and his wife Linda live in West Chester and have two adult daughters, Sarah and Emily. Bob is an associate at W. L. Gore and Associates, and enjoys golf, hiking, the beach, and reading.
John has been a member of Westminster for four years. He has served Westminster as a trustee. John and his wife Diane live in West Chester and have two children and six grandchildren. John is retired from the DuPont Company and enjoys golf and his grandchildren.
Ann has been a member of Westminster since July 2015. She lives in West Chester and has one beautiful granddaughter thanks to her son and daughter-in-law. She is a grateful volunteer at Westminster in a number of roles including Trustee and member of Adult Spiritual Growth. She is a promotional strategist for GLS. Ann also volunteers on Vision Quest – Expand Our Witness, the library and is a member of the women’s Tuesday morning Bible study. She also volunteers with the YWCA of Delaware Finance Committee. Ann is an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business. Her favorite hobbies are cooking and entertaining.
Jeff has been a member of Westminster for 22 years. He has served Westminster as a trustee and a member of the Chancel Choir and the property committee. Jeff and his wife Sue live in East Fallowfield, PA, and have four children. Jeff is a sales representative for Orgill (a distributor of hardware and home center supplies). When not working, he enjoys fishing and playing golf.
Greg has been a member of Westminster for over 20 years. He lives in West Chester with his wife, Andrene, and two children: Jen, a recent graduate of the U of Delaware; and Christopher, a freshman at the U of Delaware. Greg served as a member of the Worship & Arts team for five years. He currently works as Business Development Director for Former Operating Sites at Chemours, a spin-out company of DuPont. He enjoys music (playing piano and occasionally, pipe organ) and spending time at the Jersey shore.
Alison Wood lives in West Chester and has served Westminster as a soprano in the Chancel Choir and as a trustee. Alison is a senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and enjoys singing, reading, and spending time in Stone Harbor.