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Church Elders

2023/2024 Session

Elected officers lead for 3 years; Term ends in March and begins in April.

Class of 2024

Tanner Wall
Steve Carmichael
Mary Speed Lynch
Anne Martin
Stuart Smith
Hootie Solesbee

Class of 2025

Corey Cetto
Bill Devore
Stephen Jones
Mark Lwin
Elise Mercer
Rob Rain

Class of 2026

Sarah Kate Abee
Cissy Bankhead
Frank Grimes
Aaron Pickens
Annette Porter
Mary Wyant

Class of 2027* 

Andrew Allen
Blake Cummings
Drew Horton
Beth Hray
Chris McGarr
Dan O'Connell
*will be installed April 2024


Claude Saleeby, Clerk
Scott Hubbard, Treasurer


Dr. Steve Wise
Rev. Justin Lewis
Rev. Kyle Livingston


The Session of WPC meets every other month.  Each meeting includes worship, reports by Commissions, recommendations for Session action, and other essential business.  ( Covenant partners are welcome to attend, but we ask that you let the clerk know in advance. )

2023/2024 Session Commissions 

Missions & Ministries Commission

Purpose: To encourage, enable and empower members to live out their faith in our community and beyond.

Responsibilities: To build a spiritually healthy church…

  • in which the Gospel of Jesus Christ is delivered to our neighbors and to the entire world
  • in which those who are uninvolved and uncommitted are invited and empowered
  • in which every Christian is edifying the church and serving others. [Meets the first Monday in every month.]
  • Sara Kate Abee - 2026 
  • Mary Wyant - 2026
  • Hootie Solesbee, 2024 - JLC
  • Tanner Wall-2024, Chair
  • Stephen Jones, 2025 - JLC
  • Rob Rain, 2025 - Vice Chair
  • Pastor: Rev. Justin Lewis
  • Supporting Staff: Cathy Hyatt

Spiritual Growth Commission

Purpose: To nurture our relationship with God and strengthen our relationship with one another.

Responsibilities: To build a spiritually healthy church…

  • in which nearly every member is committed in heart and soul to following Jesus Christ and fulfilling the mission of the church.
  • in which the loving and healing power of Christian fellowship is experienced in small groups by almost all members. [Meets the first Thursday of every month.]
  • Anne Martin, 2024 - JLC
  • Steve Carmichael, 2024 - Chair
  • Corey Cetto, 2025 - JLC
  • Bill Devore, 2025 - Vice Chair
  • Frank Grimes - 2026
  • Cissy Bankhead - 2026
  • Pastor: Rev. Kyle Livingston
  • Supporting Staff: Cathy Hyatt, Becky Odum, Jennifer Futrell

Worship Commission

Purpose: To create an inviting environment where everyone encounters God in a life-changing way. 

Responsibilities: To build a spiritually healthy church in which regular worship gatherings 

  • invigorate our spiritual lives and our mission in our community
  • celebrate the sacramental nature of worship   [Meets the second Monday of each month.]
  • Mark Lwin, 2025
  • Mary Speed Lynch - Chair 2024
  • Elise Mercer 2025 - Vice Chair
  • Stuart Smith, 2024 - JLC
  • Annette Porter - 2026
  • Aaron Pickens - 2026
  • Pastor: Rev. Steve Wise
  • Supporting Staff: Cathy Hyatt, Gary McCraw, Gia Diamaduros

Joint Leadership Commission

Purpose: To provide spiritual and strategic leadership in vision, stewardship, and accountability.

Responsibilities: To provide leadership to build a spiritually healthy church by…

  • prayerfully discerning God’s vision for our church.
  • wisely overseeing the stewardship of our resources (financial, facilities, personnel)
  • encouraging mutual graceful accountability. [Meets the second Tuesday of each month.]
  • Stephen Jones 2025
  • Corey Cetto 2025
  • Mark Lwin 2025
  • Hootie Solesbee, 2024
  • Anne Martin, 2024
  • Stuart Smith, 2024
  • Pastor: Rev. Steve Wise
  • Supporting Staff: Cathy Hyatt

Our Affiliation

WPC is a member of
Covenant Order of
Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO)

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