MEET OUR STAFF

Reverend Therin Fenner

Pastor and Head of Staff

Therin Jones Fenner hails from Nashville, Tennessee by way of a few other places. Prior to joining the staff at Westminster, she worked in the consulting and nonprofit industries. She also spent a year in new church development in Mukilteo, Wash. In her unscheduled time, she loves getting to know her neighbors, reading, making lists, and watching her two toddler sons zoom by on their balance bikes. She’s married to Alex, her college sweetheart—who still finishes her crossword puzzles.  

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Lara Crutsinger-Perry

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Lara joined the staff of Westminster in 2011. Lara is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ. Lara is commited to creating an open and affirming youth group for any young person in grades 6-12. Working together with youth and their families, Lara seeks to provide a meaningful application of the scripture for modern young people. She most enjoys when we get out of the building and serve the community and build relationships with each other. Transplants to Washington State, Lara and her wife and 2 children are building a hobby farm with chickens, goats, and a host of other critters.

Sarah Eaton

Parish Coordinator

Sarah graduated from Trinity Lutheran College in 2007 with a BA in Biblical Studies. She spends her free time writing novels, painting, and reading anything that piques her interest.  Sarah and her husband, Steven, along with their beagle, Emmie, have lived in Olympia since November 2017.  The couple welcomed their first child, Sebastian, in December of 2018.

Clara Johnson

Director of Music Ministries

Clara is thrilled to be the Director of Music Ministries at WPC!  She graduated with her MA in Choral Conducting from Western Washington University in 2018.  Clara believes that music, specifically singing, should be accessible to everyone no matter what their age or musical background.  The scriptures tell us to "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord" and Clara hopes to embody that fully at Westminster. Outside of work, Clara enjoys crocheting, baking, being outdoors, and spending time with her cat, Izzy. She looks forward to being in touch with you about all the wonderful musical opportunities Westminster holds!

Shea Kelly

Church Administrator

Shea Lynn Kelly is an Olympia local and went to college at Saint Martin's University. She graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in May of 2018. She aims to have her Occupational Therapy degree in a few years so she can serve people who are injured and disabled. Her days are spent walking, taking pictures of birds, listening to podcasts, and chasing her 16 month old daughter.

Lawrence Ruiz

Facility Manager

Lawrence came to Westminster in 2014.  He is married to Andrea and has five children:  Cassy, Isabella, Lauren, Jacob and Ariela.  Lawrence loves serving, volunteering and learning new skills.  "God, wife, family is the order to my life."

Leah Wilson

Bell Choir Director

Leah came to Westminster as the Handbell Choir Director in 2011. She has been ringing handbells for over 25 years, and directing for 15 years. Concurrently, she directs Alleluia! Handbell Ensemble of Olympia First Christian Church and the Jeffords Memorial Handbell Choir of First United Methodist Church of Olympia, and rings with the handbell choir of The United Churches of Olympia. She especially enjoys participating in the music ministry at WPC. The WPC Bell Choir welcomes new ringers with or without experience. Together we help each other learn, develop skills and grow in appreciation of God’s gift of music.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church is a Christ-centered inclusive community. We are an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes all people to be a part of our common life.  

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1925 Boulevard Rd
Olympia, WA 98502

 

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