Staff

Tricia Petraven: Transitional Pastor

TriciaRev. Tricia Petraven is a second career pastor who began as a teacher, first teaching secondary school and then becoming a college professor for 14 years. She has a passion for working with college students, as well as a special call to people who are on the fringes of faith. She is a progressive pastor, an LGBTQIA activist, an artist, and a volunteer hospice chaplain.

Rev. Tricia's M.Div. is from Andover-Newton Theological School, where she specialized in theology and the arts, and she also earned an MFA in Theater Design and Production from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up on a farm in Kentucky, and still loves to go home for visits when she can. Before becoming a pastor, she was the props master and scenic artist at Chautauqua Opera for seven summers.

Rev. Tricia says, "I see myself as a bridge builder who is enthusiastic ministering to and with people from all walks of life, who are in various places on their journey of faith. God's church is a place where we all have something in common, yet we benefit so much from listening to and interacting with people who are different from ourselves."

Rev. Tricia was the pastor of Shreve Presbyterian Church and Hopewell Presbyterian Church before becoming the transitional pastor at WPC.

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Erin Guzmán: Director of Student Ministries

Erin was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but spent most of her life in small town Iowa before moving to Nashville, TN to attend seminary. She received her Master’s of Divinity (M.Div.) from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 2015, and has Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Religion and Integrated Marketing Communications from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. While in seminary, Erin worked with UKirk Nashville, serving students at both Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. She is passionate about working with young adults, engaging intersectional approaches to social justice work/issues, and holding space for complicated faith-life questions. Erin has many gifts and work experiences that span direct service non-profits, volunteer management, graphic design and social media marketing, and ministry education, and is looking forward to sharing them with the Westminster and College of Wooster communities.

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Leslie Garst: Church Administrator

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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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