EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Staff + Leadership

Our Staff

Our Staff, in coordination with Session elders and the Deacon Board, carry out the ministry and programming of the church. Look below to meet our staff members and find out how you can reach them.

Rev. Aaron C. Moore
Senior Pastor

M.Div. Magna Cum Laude, Knox Theological Seminary
PHD Student – Missions, Southern Seminary

Rev. J. Blake Hudson
Associate Pastor

M.Div. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

 

Rev. Katie Hudson
Assistant Pastor

M.Div. Columbia Theological Seminary

 

Director of Communications
+ Media

BA Broadcasting, Marietta College

Kelly
Fry
Director of Children + Families

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Preschool Director
Assistant Preschool Director
Lisa Glenn
Church Administrator/Sr. Pastor’s Asst.

BS, Troy University

 

John
Speiser
Lay Minister for Visitation
Valerie Mote
Lay Minister for Christian Education
Anthony
Rimore
Organist (Part Time)

Eastman School of Music, Univ of Rochester

 


Our Leadership

Our Leadership The governance of Eastminster is Presbyterian, in the tradition of the Reformation. That means you can expect an emphasis on the Bible as the Word of God; the importance of Knowing God for your own salvation; and a lot of education and training in Christian living and leadership. You can also expect to know what’s going on and participate in important decisions through your vote as a member. In our church, you’ll soon find a large group of leaders encouraging you to grow in your faith and learn more about following Jesus as a disciple. Reflecting the forms of the early church found in scripture, we recognize two ordained offices: Elder and Deacon. Our ministers are ‘teaching elders.’ Believing firmly in Jesus Christ as the active head of our church, the elders gather monthly in a Session of discernment, seeking to order our life and mission as a church under the will of Christ. This is where the direction of our church is set and important decisions deliberated before the Lord as we search the Scriptures and seek to love the Lord with all we are. The Deacon Board meets regularly to plan and inspire acts of service to the church and community, encouraging us all to bear one another’s burdens with joy and love our neighbors as ourselves.

Leaders

  • Elders

    Our Elders are elected leaders who form our 'Session.' This is prayerfully deliberates the everyday matters that affect the life of the church.
    Team Chair(s)
    Clerk of Session Diane Brock
    Moderator Rev. Aaron Moore
    Communications -Facilitates and coordinates church-wide communication efforts. Margaret Nunez (18)
    Administrative & Personnel -Oversees administrative and personnel matters for the Session of our congregation. Sonny Hall (18) Julie John (18)
    Discipleship - Oversees our discipleship opportunities for children, youth, families, adults, and small groups, focusing on forming fully mature disciples and servant leaders of Jesus Christ. Eddie Capparucci (18) Steve Hartt (20) Paula Barbin (20)
    Facilities - Continually asks the question, how is our campus communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ? They oversee the appearance, ethos, purpose, and physical maintenance of our campus. Sally Brentzel (18) Alana Nigro (19)
    Outreach - Oversees Eastminster’s partnerships with local, national, and global mission work and supports our church family in its ministry to the community and around the world. Bob Kaleida (20) Norm Baur (19) Rich Atalla (19)
    Preschool - Oversees Eastminster’s Preschool operations and ministry to its students and their families. The ruling elder serves as the chair of the Preschool board, and the Director reports to the Senior Pastor. Carolyn Waters (19)
    Stewardship & Finance - Oversees the financial affairs of the church, including planning the annual budget, providing regular reports on our financial status, and coordinating the ongoing education of our church family in regard to Biblical principles of giving. Andrew Sain (19) Andy Starnes (18)
    Worship - Plans and supports Eastminster’s worship services to the glory of God, including all choirs, the praise team, arts, communion preparation, acolytes, flowers, sound and lighting, Wedding Guild, and special services. Vicky Ryder (18) Janie Bunch (19)
     

  • Deacons

    The Deacon Board of Eastminster shows Christ's love and mercy by welcoming, supporting, and encouraging the fellowship of believers through prayer, nurture, and hospitality.
    Team Chair(s)
    Staff Liaison Deacon Moderator Vice Moderator Deacon (Assisting Facilities Elders) Rev. Blake Hudson Susan Welborn (18) Elaine Crock (19) Dan Kiser (18)
    Welcoming – Coordinates our greeters and ushers for our worship services and nurtures an authentic, welcoming environment for visitors and covenant partners alike. Sara Dilworth (20) Alison Horton (19) Chris McKemie (19)
    Hospitality - Plans and coordinates events and fellowship activities for our church family Cindy Holland (18) Wendy Brodrick (19) Kathy Schuette (19) Elaine Crock (19)
    Nurture - Responsible for the ongoing physical and emotional care of our church family Ray Westerlage (19) Susan Welborn (18) Lisa Tabor (20) Roger Dickerson (20)
    Prayer - Deepening the prayer life of Eastminster by praying for, with, and on behalf of our covenant partners, guests, and community. Christi Laverty (18) JJ Griffin (20) Rick Sloss (20)