2023 Session

Every Presbyterian church is governed by a representative democracy. The Session consists of our Pastor, nine active Ruling Elders, and the Clerk of Session. The Ruling Elders are congregation members elected by the congregation. Ruling Elders are representatives for the people of the church, active in various committees, and oversee all aspects of a church.

The Session is charged with maintaining the spiritual welfare and government of the church. In keeping with this purpose, it has the power to receive members into the communion of the church; set the church budget; minister to those in need; further our faith formation; and encourage a vision of the future with hope

Christian Education – Teri Wardrup
Congregational Care – Linda Wilson
Evangelism/Communications – Stephanie West
Finance/Stewardship –Dan Stoyak
Mission, Assistant Clerk – Yleen George
Nominating & Personnel – Catherine Fritz

Property – David Ferrell & Walter Osadchuk II
Worship – Jim Johnson
Ex Officio:
Clerk of Session – Earlene Pike
Treasurer – David Rawhouser
Assistant Treasurer – Jill Wesstrom
Director of Youth and Children Ministries – Brooklyn Richardson

Church Staff

Reverend Kate McGee

Pastor Kate has served at Westminster as the Pastor and Head of Staff since December 2014. A native Texan, Kate received her BA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She then spent a year as a Young Adult Volunteer in Liverpool, England. Pastor Kate returned to the States to attend Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She greatly enjoyed growing as a pastor with her first church in Topeka, Kansas. In Arlington, Pastor Kate is involved with the Attending Clergy Association, Arlington Ministerial Association, and the Arlington Resource Sharing Group, as well as serving on several committees for the City. In 2018, she had the honor of being the selected preacher for the Hubert Moss Ecumenical Worship Service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Kate has the privilege of being married to Lee McGee, an Englishman and fellow soccer fanatic. Together, they are the proud parents of three boys. In her free time, she enjoys following the success of Manchester United, reading all kinds of books, playing piano, and practicing her basic Spanish.
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Elizabeth Barney

Elizabeth serves as Westminster’s Minister of Music. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music degree and all-level teaching certification, and earned a Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy at Texas Women’s University. She taught private piano for 20 years and taught public school music for 25 years before her retirement. She has continued to accompany for UIL and other music venues and is on the accompanying staff of TWU. Working in church music since the age of 12, Elizabeth has held many positions in various churches as Minister of Music, organist, pianist, and bell choir director. In 1962, she helped form the Texas Girls’ Choir and continues to work with that organization. While traveling with the Choir, she performed on several organs throughout Europe, as well as a piano performance in Alice Tulley Hall of Carnegie Hall. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, European Club and the DAR.
Elizabeth and her musician husband, Winston, present programs for churches and various groups throughout Texas. They have three wonderful daughters and three super grandchildren.
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Debra Nelson

Debra Nelson

Debra has served as Westminster’s Administrative Assistant since 2010. She has been a member of Westminster since 1985, where she met and later married her husband Walter at Westminster. She has two children, Matthew & Elizabeth.
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Brooklyn Richardson

Brooklyn Richardson

Brooklyn serves Westminster as our Director of Youth & Children Ministries. In this role, she coordinates faith formation for our youngest members, teaching and learning from them how to follow Jesus. Brooklyn grew up active in church coming from a long line of full-time ministers, including her dad, grandfather and uncle. She considers Abilene, Texas her hometown, where her parents still live and are on church staff. She lives in Arlington with her husband Keith, daughter Nolie and son Reid. Brooklyn has a mini zoo at her house, with four dogs and a neighborhood cat. She is very involved in the community, including starting an Arlington moms group, serving on two PTA executive boards, and co-leading Girl Scout Troop 3544. She is active in her local BSF study group and enjoys her book club friends who consistently challenge her in personal growth and love. Brooklyn has a heart for service and coordinating volunteers. She believes that everyone can help, has a God-given talent and can find a place to serve but may not have found that yet. She wants to help change that for our youth and children. Brooklyn is thrilled to connect with our families, engage with them and find out how we can best serve and nurture them as they raise Christ followers.
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Miranda Trussell

Reverend Miranda Trussell

The Reverend R. Miranda Trussell joined our staff as Parish Associate in May of 2022. A native North Texan, Miranda received her undergraduate degree from Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, a fine Presbyterian university in the beautiful Hill Country. Following college, Miranda continued to explore her passion for Christian education by attending Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. After a year exploring hospital chaplaincy at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas Miranda took a call at a church in the wilds of Missouri before returning to her beloved Texas. Miranda has always had a passion for working with youth and loves connecting and helping youth people explore and grow their faith. Miranda spends most of her time as a wife to David and mother to Robbie Grace, as well as spending time in their multi-generational home with her mother Robbie and mother-in-law Beth. In her free time Miranda and her family enjoy all things nerdy, from DC and Marvel to Star Wars and Star Trek. Miranda also has a deep love of making and enjoys weaving, knitting, and learning new ways to be creative.  After six years of being an active member of the Westminster family, she is thrilled to have her relationship with this community formally recognized and continue building relationships with the youth and adults of this chosen family.
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Rooted in God's love and grace, we worship, learn, give, and connect, refreshing people with Living Water. We reach out to share the Water with all who thirst.

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Give - Connect

Rooted in God's love and grace, we worship, learn, give, and connect, refreshing people with Living Water. We reach out to share the Water with all who thirst.

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