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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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Erin Guzmán: Student Ministry Coordinator

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 (MDiv) 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 community

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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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