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Our Ministers, Elders and Staff

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Sumner

Dr. Sumner has been the Pastor of Westminster since 1985. He came to Florida after pastoring the First Presbyterian Church of Malvern, Arkansas. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and DePauw University.  He earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur Georgia. His wife, Mary Ann, has an Elementary Education degree from DePauw University and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Rutgers University. She is the church’s Director of Christian Education. They have three children, Chris, who is married to Amanda; Matt, who is married to Vicki, and Jenny who is married to Brian; and four grandsons, Calvin Nathaniel, Shane Jeffrey, Simon James, and Marshall Conner!

Parish Associate Minister Rev. Dr. Radford Rader

Dr. Rader joins the staff, following in the fine tradition of other Parish Associates of Westminster By-The-Sea: the Rev. George Painter and the Rev. Richard Hills. He has been Pastor or Interim Pastors in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Florida, including Pastor of Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church from 1989-1996. He graduated from the University of Missouri with his B.A in English Literature and Literature. Radford then received his Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1972, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1980. He is married to Rebecca, his wife since March 30,1968. They have two daughters, Sara Amberg (1974) and Gina Mohn (1976) They have four wonderful grandchildren.

Youth Leaders: Jim and Denise Mueller
The Muellers have been connected to the church since Denise worked in a Pre-School that was held at Westminster in the 1988: Montessori By-The-Sea. Rev. Sumner performed the wedding ceremony for them and baptized their two children, Aaron and Courtney. Jim has been a Boy Scout Leader and Denise a Girl Scout leader. They and their children have been a part of our Youth Program over the years. Their Christian example and background make them ideal persons to be our Youth Leaders.



Lowell Wynn Administration 2019
Patricia Ford Administration 2019
Rodney Bookhardt Worship 2019
Leanne Coleman Congregational Life 2019
Ann Benway Congregational Life 2019
Edith Moser Christian Education 2019
Deanna Minaberry Clerk of Session 2019
Tobias Caskey Outreach 2020
Cecil Rice Christian Education 2020
Ted Stedman Operations 2020
Gayle Osiborski Congregational Life 2020
Sandra Stephenson Christian Education 2020
Bill Hottenstein Outreach 2020
Mary Ann Sumner Christian Education 2021
Lisa Peck Worship 2021
Steve Timbs Operations 2021
Barbara Wagner Administration 2021
Roger Jones Operations 2021
Chip Kent Worship 2021
Pastor………Jeffrey Sumner   Nursery………Sherry Argenbright
Parish Associate ... Radford Rader   Denise Mueller, Aileen Vargas
Christian Ed. Dir…..Mary Ann Sumner   and Courtney Mueller
Music Director…..Norton Christeson       
Organist……….…Kendra Cochenour   Librarian…………Linda Jacobs
Secretary…………….Kristin Downer   Treasurer…………….Pete Zahn
Financial Secretary….…..Janet Lindfors   Webmaster………… Cecil Rice
Youth Leaders ... Jim & Denise Mueller   Custodian…… Donald Coleman