Our Staff, Session and Deacons

We have a wonderful Pastor, Staff members, Session Elders and Deacons at Westminster

Pastor Mark Hutton, pastormarkhuttonwpc@gmail.com


Julie Vago, Christian Education Director, julievago@sbcglobal.net


Dale Fox, Choir and Handbell Director, ddfox1701@yahoo.com;


Linda Rishel, Organist, lrishel@att.net


Dean Harris, Organist, bigdeanothebeano24@yahoo.com


Deanna Fox, Church Treasurer, dlfox1966@sbcglobal.net


Nancy Baylor, Accounts Receivable Treasurer, baylor.nancy@yahoo.com


Donna Greenawald, Office Manager, donna.greenawald@gmail.com


Nursery: Judy Brunner, Trisha Davidson, Cyndi Brewer, Ashley Lloyd, Jaclyn Crist


Custodial Staff: Larry Stewart; Loren Evans, Facilities 

                           

Session Members:

Jessica Callaghan (Fellowship); Richard Jackson (Finance); Brandon Sands (Building and Grounds);  Chris Brewer (Mission and Outreach); Megan Cevoli (Personnel); Dennis Miller; Clerk of Session (Nancy Hatfield) 

Deacons:

Larry and Marie Stewart, LaDora Jackson, Donna Greenawald , Debbie Hutton

Meet the Staff

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Pastor Mark Hutton has been blissfully married to wife, Debbie since May 28, 1988. They have 4 children: Jenny married to Mark, Austin married to Kiersten, Lauren and Addy. They have 2 grandsons, Ayden and John (Jenny and Mark). Pastor Mark was called as the Pastor of Westminster in August 2017. He previously served churches In Denver, CO metro area where his ministry was with youth as well as children and adults.

Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

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Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

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Deanna Fox is married to Dale Fox and they have three children and 6 grandchildren ranging from 3 years to 19 years of age. They all live within an hour of their front door and the Foxes love spending time with them. Deanna attended the University of Kansas for 2 years and many years and 2 children later enrolled at Ottawa University with a degree in Human Services. She began her journey with Westminster as secretary and treasurer in August of 1984, retiring from the office manager position in 2014 and continuing with the treasurer responsibilities.

Julie Kelley is in her fifth year as Director of Christian Education here at WPC.  She has a passion for Jesus, music, and sharing with children, her Music Eudcation degree and past classroom teaching experience lend well to her current position. Julie and her two children, Vienna, 11 and Eric, 9, will be united in a marriage and family covenant to Mike Kelley, and his son, Matthew, 14 in June 2020. And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~1 Peter 5:10

Deanna Fox is married to Dale Fox and they have three children and 6 grandchildren ranging from 3 years to 19 years of age. They all live within an hour of their front door and the Foxes love spending time with them. Deanna attended the University of Kansas for 2 years and many years and 2 children later enrolled at Ottawa University with a degree in Human Services. She began her journey with Westminster as secretary and treasurer in August of 1984, retiring from the office manager position in 2014 and continuing with the treasurer responsibilities.

            I graduated from Baker University (BME) and Kansas State University (Master’s). I joined

Dale Fox, Director of Music is married to Deanna and they have three children and 6 grandchildren. He joined the staff at Westminster in 2011 serving as the Handbell Choir Director. In 2015 he became the Chancel Choir Director also. He graduated from Baker University (BME) and Kansas State University (Masters).

Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

Deanna Fox is married to Dale Fox and they have three children and 6 grandchildren ranging from 3 years to 19 years of age. They all live within an hour of their front door and the Foxes love spending time with them. Deanna attended the University of Kansas for 2 years and many years and 2 children later enrolled at Ottawa University with a degree in Human Services. She began her journey with Westminster as secretary and treasurer in August of 1984, retiring from the office manager position in 2014 and continuing with the treasurer responsibilities.

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Donna Greenawald, Westminster's Secretary is the mother of two sons and has adult grandchildren who are twins. She grew up in upstate New York in a beautiful small town in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. She lived in the Midwest for many years. She moved to Kansas in 2013 to be close to her sister and brother-in-law. She enjoys living here in Ottawa (with the exception of the HOT summers) and feels extremely blessed to be at Westminster!!

Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

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Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

Ken Nelson is our Youth Director. Ken is married to Barb and they have two amazing kids: Jennifer McDonald of Spokane, Washington and Kyle Nelson of Orlando, Florida. He joined Westminster in 1990 and has served on Session multiple times as well as various committees. He has always worked with the youth in various ways and in 2015 was hired to be the Mid and Senior High Youth Director. Kenny graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Ottawa University.

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Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

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Dean Harris, who is still in High School has been playing piano for four years and organ for three years. He received the opportunity to begin playing for Westminster during the Spring of 2019. Dean has been blessed with a wonderful family consisting of parents Karen and Gary, brother Chase,and grandparents Kathy and George Niehoff.

Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

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Larry Stewart, our Custodian for Roberts Hall has been married to Marie since 2011. They have four sons (Marie),Michael, Matthew, Markuss and Mitchell and a daughter,Taylor (Larry). Our kids have blessed us with 11 grandchildren to date. He was born and raised in Franklin County on a large dairy farm. After spending 16 years at American Eagle in a variety of roles, he is currently employed by Hostess Brands in Edgerton as a Kitting Lead.

Linda Rishel has been playing the piano and organ at Westminster since January 2020. She was born and raised in Wichita and graduated from Friends University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Church Music as well as a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from Fort Hays State University. She taught public school elementary music in Garden City, KS for 39 years. She also taught private piano lessons and was a church organist in Wichita and Garden City for 50 years prior to moving to Ottawa in 2017. She is married to Tom and they have two daughters (Katie & Emily), two sons-in-law (Cole & Nic), and four grandchildren (Cade, Gracie, Annaleigh, and Oliver).

Larry Stewart, our Custodian for Roberts Hall has been married to Marie since 2011. They have four sons (Marie),Michael, Matthew, Markuss and Mitchell and a daughter,Taylor (Larry). Our kids have blessed us with 11 grandchildren to date. He was born and raised in Franklin County on a large dairy farm. After spending 16 years at American Eagle in a variety of roles, he is currently employed by Hostess Brands in Edgerton as a Kitting Lead.