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Pastoral Search

2019 Annual Report

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Ministry Information Form (MIF)

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2019 Mission Study

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History Books

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Quasquicentennial & Sesquicentennial Books

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Pastor Nominating Committee

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) gives responsibility to the congregation to elect a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). In doing so, the congregation is entrusting the PNC the necessary work, study, prayer, and search to discern the individual God has called to serve as Westminster’s installed pastor.


These individuals nominated by the Congregation’s Nominating Committee for election represent the full diversity and experience of the congregation. In electing the PNC, the congregation agrees to pray for its members (individually and collectively), as it conducts this particular business assigned to them by the congregation.

Congregation Nominating Committee: Chris Elzinga, Jack Gustafson, Joyce Hegenauer, Heather Heidtman, Darlene Kusterer, Tami Sivy, Donna Tetil

Emily Morse

Emily has attended Westminster since childhood, being baptized and married here. She has been married to her husband, Aaron, since 2012, and together they have 2 (soon-to-be 3!) beautiful children. Her love of creativity is expressed through her work as a cosmetologist for the past nine years. She shares her love of music through playing the piano, flute, and as a member of the handbell choir. Emily frequently performs on the flute with the Chancel Choir during worship services.


Kevin Robinson

Kevin has been a member of Westminster since January 2017. He has been married to his husband, David, for nearly 21 years, and together they share four children: Josh, Taylor, Bailey, and Jordan, and a four-year-old granddaughter, Adelynn. He has been a farmer for 22 years and enjoys vegetable gardening and baking in his free time. Kevin has been active as an usher, in hosting Fellowship Time in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings, and he will be ordained and installed as a Deacon in March 2020.

Tim Rutzen

Tim has been a member of Westminster since April 1990. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 42 years and are truly blessed to have three daughters: Christine, Janel, and Melissa. His business career included senior leadership positions with several national companies, including Andersen Windows and Huttig Building Products. Tim is an ordained Elder and Deacon, currently serving in the Deacon class of 2022. He serves Westminster as an usher, worship liturgist, is a member of the Spiritual Growth Committee, is a leader of the Adult Formation Class, and is the Charter Representative for Westminster’s Boy Scout Troop 150.


Tami Sivy

Tami has been a member of Westminster for 11 years. She is a member of the Chancel Choir, serves on the Congregational Nominating Committee, and has been involved with various children's ministry activities. She is married to Jason, and together have two kids: Sabine (12) and Jonas (8). Tami is a chemistry professor at SVSU and has been a member of numerous search committees there.

Leah Sneller

Leah has attended Westminster since childhood. She is a sophomore at Delta College and plans to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has participated in several youth activities around the church, including attending SpringHill, and she recently returned there as a Youth Leader for pre-teens. She is a station leader during Vacation Bible School and helps design the sets for the Christmas program and VBS. She currently teaches preschool through 2nd grade Sunday School at Westminster. Leah has been involved with Job’s Daughters International since age ten, volunteers and directs at the Bay City Players Youth Theatre, and is employed at the law firm, Smith & Brooker.


John Tapley

John has been a member of Westminster since 2000. He has been married to his wife, Martha, for 50 years. Together they have 3 adult children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. He has a degree in elementary education and taught for 10 years. He then returned to school and earned a degree in mortuary science and has been a licensed funeral director for 37 years. John has served on the Board of Deacons for eight years and is currently an Elder. He is chair of the Crisis Committee, chair of the Mission Partnership Committee, and is a member of the Personnel Committee.

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