Church Staff


Westminster Church Staff


Wes Nordman
Pastor, Head of Staff

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Rev. Wes Nordman joined Westminster Presbyterian as Pastor and Head of Staff in January, 2012. He most recently served Woodland Park Presbyterian in Seattle, Washington as Senior Pastor. Prior, Wes served in churches in California and Utah. Wes graduated with his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained in the PC(USA) in 1993.

(916) 442-8939 Ext. 306

Rola Al Ashkar
Ministry Assistant for Outreach and Christian Education

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As a proud Lebanese, Rola Al Ashkar comes to us with a Multicultural Ministry background. Rola had previously served Parkview Presbyterian Church and the national office of Vital Congregations. She now sits on the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s board.

Her passion for community building, church ministry, and yoga has led her to Westminster, where she serves in Outreach and Christian education. Her goal in the next two years is to create and sustain a New Worshiping Community that uses yoga and Christian spirituality as a means of healing.


(916) 442-8939 Ext. 307

Brad Slocum
Organist / Music at Noon Program Director

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Brad Slocum is a native Californian, a Magna Cum Laude music graduate of San Francisco State University, and a published choral arranger. He relocated to Sacramento in 2002 after retiring from the De Anza College Music Department in Cupertino, California, where he was Staff Accompanist, Director of the De Anza Chorale, and Voice Coach and Instructor for 17 years.

(916) 442-8939 Ext. 315

Lee Hoffman-Rubin
Director of Choirs

(916) 442-8939 ext. 308

Portia Njoku
Audio/Visual Technician

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Portia Njoku is a local musician in the Sacramento region. She plays tuba, composes music, teaches private lessons, and teaches college courses at Folsom Lake College. Ms. Njoku also enjoys the field of Commercial Music and is happy to be providing quality sound to Westminster’s church services and events. When she is not busy making music, she likes to cook, play tennis, and hang out with friends and family.


Rebecca Venegas
Finance / Office and Facilities Administrator

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Rebecca is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful historic building, coordinating contractors, volunteers and all kinds of needed experts. In her spare time (ha!) she also handles monetary pledges, payments, monthly parking spaces and any other items that need attention. 

(916) 442-8939 Ext. 304

Samantha Jones
Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator

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Samantha handles room rentals & weddings, as well as the weekly bulletin, parking, and whatever else comes flying her way in the course of a typical weekday. She is also the publisher of the monthly Westminster newsletter and maintains the website and Facebook page.

If you need to talk to Samantha, she’s in the office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

(916) 442-8939 Ext. 301