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 email@example.com
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 Association.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.