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Our elder team loves Jesus and the people of Westminster.  If you would like to send them a message for any reason please email: elders@westminster.org

Gary Gulbranson

Pastor Gary has been at Westminster Chapel since 1993, previously serving as senior pastor of Glen Ellyn Bible Church in suburban Chicago. Over the years he has ministered on radio and television and has been a speaker for many international conferences.Pastor Gary and his wife, Jorie, have brought to Westminster a deep sense of commitment to embracing the fullness of a relationship with God, while addressing the needs of our community and the world. Jorie is involved in the music ministry at the Chapel as well as women’s ministry. She is also a retreat and conference speaker. They have been married 36 years and are the parents of two daughters. Their oldest daughter, Marci Gulbranson Moore, passed away very suddenly from unknown causes in 1998. God has given them a platform to help many others through their own experience of grief and loss. Their youngest daughter, Marisa, is married to Scott Gronholz, and they have two children.

Pastor Gary is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute; Trinity College, Deerfield, IL.; Denver Seminary, (M.Div.); and Loyola University (Ed.D.). He has served on the boards of Greater Europe Mission, Youth for Christ, Leadership Design Group, Seattle Assoc. of Theological Education, and Denver Seminary. Pastor Gary has a heart and a passion for mentoring. Whether adults, grandchildren, or emerging young leaders, he is a firm believer in being a godly role model and desires the same for everyone in the congregation.

Doug Anderson

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Merwin Hao

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Cliff Hershman

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Bill Johanson

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Travis Mann

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Gary Newbill

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Bryan Reil

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Steve Sirich

I am blessed with a wonderful wife Amy (23 years of marriage), a daughter Claire (15) and son Jack (13).I learned of Jesus at a young age through my parent’s commitment to church and a godly home. Although my exposure to the word of God was limited, I believed in Jesus and asked Him into my life during my junior year in High School … I believe as Romans 10:9 teaches – That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. I desired this personal relationship, even though in hindsight I did not begin to understand what that really meant. In the years to follow I lived life unaware of my many daily sins. I was spending no time in the Bible and prayer. I now reflect – How could I expect to discover God’s plan and will for me if I was making no attempt to discover Him? As we know, God speaks to us with the help from the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, Church and circumstances. As I drifted the Holy Spirit continued to make His presence known through circumstances.

I praise God that eventually the Spirit moved me to study the word and I responded. When I was twenty five my wife Amy invited me to a bible study. My first study was the book of John and the study reaffirmed my faith in Jesus Christ and set me on a course of recommitment to Him … I hold Jesus’ words of John 15:5 closely – If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will given to you. The Lord began to expose me to the sin in my Life. I began to truly understand that without my faith in Jesus Christ my sin condemned me before God. Jesus went to the cross for me so that I might live. And the faith that saves me is a gift of God – His grace. There is no greater promise than the truth of God’s word.

In recent times the words from the apostle Paul have encouraged me to speak more boldly for the Lord (Acts 14:3) and bring Jesus into every aspect of my life. I’m so thankful for the teaching and ministries that have only helped to strengthen this resolve. I pray the Lord Jesus continues to show me how I can serve Him in faith and courage. I view my leadership role at Westminster as a direct call from our Lord to serve HIM by serving his people here in our church community. This calling is a humbling experience for me and one I’m very excited about as our church is experiencing many profound and impactful changes. I serve in faith that God will enable me to serve HIM according this HIS will.

Terry Stokes

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Eric Watson

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