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Andries Coetzee: Pastor

Andries "Dries" Coetzee joined the Westminster community in March, 2010. Dries, who was born in and graduated from seminary in South Africa, came to Westminster after serving churches in Houston, TX and Bloomington, MN. Dries’ passionate advocacy for a just world informs his life and ministry. In his hope for peace and reconciliation, he values being in conversation and in relationship with people whom we see as “the other,” whether marginalized siblings, victimized or living in fear, or the ones with whom we most adamantly disagree, while upholding basic human rights and core values like mutual respect and human dignity.

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Emily Oshinskie: Young Adult Peace Worker

Emily Oshinskie is excited to be the first Young Adult Peace Worker at Westminster! She coordinates UKIRK ("University Church"), the collegiate ministry arm of the Presbyterian Church (USA), at The College of Wooster, Westminster's children & youth ministries, and assists with worship. After graduating from Elmira College with her degree in Adolescent Education and English Literature, Emily was a 2014-2015 Tucson Borderlands Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Read more about Emily on her YAV blog.

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Beth Coetzee: Church Administrator

Beth Coetzee grew up on the Texas/Mexico border and is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. As you might guess from the shared last name, she’s married to Pastor Dries. Together they have 5 children: Allison in San Antonio, Harrison & Olivia (married to Joshua and parents of Harold, our first grandchild!) in the Twin Cities, MN, Alazar at the University of Cincinnati, and Endalkachew, a junior at Wooster High School. Beth is honored to have the opportunity to give expression to Westminster’s core identity to be “intentionally inclusive.” She strives to make the office a warm and welcoming place for all, consistent with the church’s mission. Beth enjoys volunteering weekly at the breakfast program at Trinity UCC and monthly at Central American Medical Outreach. When Beth and Dries are not at church, their favorite place to be is in their garden.

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Roseanne Rohr: Music Director

Roseanne is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated from Capital University Conservatory of Music.  She then went on to become a high school vocal music director, which eventually led her to Wooster to teach vocal music and English at Northwestern Local Schools.  Roseanne was also involved in numerous theater productions as a singer, actor, dancer, director, and choreographer.

She married local attorney Bill Anfang, and they live on a beef and grain farm south of Wooster with their two children, BJ and Chrissy.

After completing her Masters Degree in Music Education at The University of Akron, she returned to teaching.  She is currently a vocal adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association and enjoys working with the staff and musicians at Westminster! 

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Ken Shafer: Organist

Ken is, by profession, a cardiologist and has been active in church music all his life, having been the organist and accompanist at several churches in Missouri and Ohio.  He graduated from the College of Wooster in 1975 and lived in Missouri until he returned to Wooster in 2002.  When Ken is not practicing medicine, the piano or the organ, you will probably find him in his garden or riding his bicycle.

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 Volunteer Positions

  • Don Fraunfelder: Treasurer
  • William Weiss: Financial Secretary 
  • Josie Drushal: Clerk of Session

 

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  • Aug 25 Meals on Wheels
    Westminster delivers Meals on Wheels every Friday of the year to homebound and nutritionally at-risk individuals in partnership with Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties.
  • Aug 27 Worship
    Come welcome first-year and returning College of Wooster students during worship followed by our traditional "brownie reception" on the Mackey Patio.
  • Aug 30 Central American Medical Outreach Volunteer Day
    Join Westminster the last Wednesday of each month as we travel to the Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) warehouse in Orrville to sort and pack hospital laundry to send to Honduras.