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.
As a proud Lebanese, Rola Al Ashkar comes to us with a
Multicultural Ministry background. Rola had previously served
Parkview Presbyterian Church, as well as the national office of
Vital Congregations. She now sits on the Presbyterian Mission
Her passion for community building, church ministry and yoga have
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 Worshipping Community that uses yoga and
Christian spirituality as a means of healing.
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.
Christine Richers is an audio engineer with a background in live
events audio, audio mixing, and recording. In the past, they have
worked at several music venues in Sacramento, as well as the
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis. Christine is
grateful for the opportunity to help Westminster Presbyterian
Church with their in-person and livestreamed services.
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.
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
If you need to talk to Samantha, she’s in the office
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Ed has been a member of WPC, along with his husband, Todd, and
their son, Gabriel, since 2012. Ed retired in 2013 and has
concentrated on hobbies and napping. He and Todd welcomed their
first Grandson (Gabe Jr.) in June and the baby has
become the focus of much joy and happiness in their lives. Ed’s
in the office on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every other
Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. E-mail him at email@example.com.