Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band
Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary
worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing
an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with
experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and
directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time
position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at
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.
A cum laude graduate of San Francisco State University with a
degree in Child Development and Family Studies, Diana’s
enthusiastic attitude for children, youth, and families is
infectious. She has over twenty years experience working with
non-profits serving the community and as an advocate for children
with special needs. Diana has also been awarded the National
Family Award from Family Service Agency and holds a Lifetime
Honorary Service Award from the California Parent and Teacher
Mark is well-versed in the youth ministry of Westminster! As a
church member for more than 25 years his own three children have
gone through Westminster’s youth programs, and he has been
extensively involved with their activities.
“I enjoy working with youth and teaching them about God’s wonders
and life lessons,” he says. In addition to planning outings and
events for Westminster’s middle and high school members he will
also lead Sunday classes for them.
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.
Chris became a part of the Westminster staff in August of 2017.
“I feel I’m being led to this church,” said Chris, who has been
playing in bands for a “lifetime.” As a pianist,
cellist, and vocalist, her many skills will enhance the
already thriving group at the 9 a.m. service. For a long time she
had been praying about a way to incorporate her love of music
with her faith, and when she heard about the Praise Band position
she immediately applied.
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.
Grace has been at Westminster since 2016. She handles room
rentals & weddings, as well as the weekly bulletin and monthly
newsletters, parking, and whatever else comes flying her way in
the course of a typical weekday. She also manages Westminster’s
website and Facebook page.
If you need to get a hold of Grace, she’s in the office
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ed has been a member of WPC, along with his husband, Todd, and
their son, Gabriel, since 2012 and was recently hired in the
office. He was a Project Manager/Computer Programmer for 25 years
with EDS and Hewlett Packard. He retired in 2013 and concentrated
on hobbies and guiding Gabriel through graduation. Ed’s in the
office Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. E-mail him at email@example.com.
Clint started at Westminster in March 2018. His musical journey
started at 8 years old when his mom got him his first guitar.
Being a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, percussionist, and sound
technician has resulted in a very enjoyable 35-year professional
career. A recent highlight of Clint’s career has been singing and
playing guitar in senior care facilities for assisted living and
memory care residents. It has been one of the most rewarding
moments of his career by far.
Samantha graduated from Sac State in 2017 with a Bachelor of
Arts in Humanities.
She is so grateful that she gets work with the children
of Westminster. She says that it has been great fun to be
able to play with the children and be invited into their
imaginative and creative worlds. Their curiosity and optimism is
infectious, reminding her to have a more positive and
inquisitive outlook of the world.