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  1. Laura Johnson

    Laura graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and minor in mathematics. She worked as a middle school math and science teacher before starting her career in the field of early childhood education as a pre-kindergarten teacher and administrator. After relocating to North Carolina in 2007, Laura went back to school to obtain her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials 1 and 2 and her Level 3 Administrative Credentials.

    She has worked as a director of a full-time child care center in Durham since 2012 and is passionate about providing a high-quality early childhood environment to all students.

    During her free time, you can find Laura and her husband watching their three sons play sports, taking a walk as a family, or wakeboarding on the lake.

     


  2. Marietta Wynands

    Marietta was raised in southern Ontario, deeply rooted in a primarily Dutch-Canadian community. Nurtured in her faith within the Christian Reformed denomination, Christian schooling has been central to her life. She obtained her BA in Education at Calvin University, where she met her husband Henry. After teaching in a Christian elementary school, they moved to Raleigh in 1992 and joined West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, where they raised their three sons.

    Marietta has enjoyed the opportunity to work with all ages and stages in her ministries, briefly at Raleigh First Presbyterian Church, and then on the staff at West Raleigh for more than 16 years. She completed her Masters in Christian Education through the distance-learning program of Union Presbyterian Seminary and her Certification as Christian Educator in the PC (USA) in 2016. Providentially, one of those certification classes, a Presbyterian Polity class, was located right here at WPC and introduced her to both Chris Tuttle as teacher and Alex Stayer-Brewington as a fellow student! Marietta and Henry share life with two cats and always look forward to gathering with their family, which now includes three wonderful daughters-in-law.

    Please note:  Marietta’s day off is Friday.


  3. Cherrie Barton Henry

    Cherrie was raised in Douglasville, Georgia, where she was baptized and confirmed at age 12 in the First Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Rhodes College with a BA in Religious Studies and received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1987, Cherrie has served as an Associate Minister of Education (First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, GA), a Co-pastor (Calypso, NC), and as the Presbyterian Campus Minister at Duke University (1995-2010).  Most recently she was part-time Pastor to Efland Presbyterian Church (Efland, NC) and part-time Parish Associate Pastor for Young Adults at First Presbyterian in Durham.  She also teaches spiritual formation at Duke Divinity School.

    Cherrie is trained as a Stephen’s Ministry Leader and has certifications in K-6 public school teaching (Campbell University), nonprofit management (Duke University) and spiritual formation (Columbia Theological Seminary). Her family includes husband Andy Henry, daughter Abi Warmack and son-in-law Derek Warmack, son Sam Henry, and dog Dessie. Cherrie enjoys walking and hiking, good baked goods and coffee, going to the theatre, reading, and traveling.

    Please note:  Cherrie’s day off is Friday.

     


  4. Jerre Graham

    Jerre is a Durham native and a retired banker. She works with our Business Manager on church finances on a part-time basis. You may hear from Jerre if there’s a question about a contribution you’ve made or a reimbursement you’ve requested. Jerre knows how important church is and how important it is to the community. She’s happy to join the Westminster team and looks forward to working with everyone!

    Please note: Jerre’s office hours are Mondays and Thursday, 9:00am-2:00pm.


  5. Sharon Morgan

    As Westminster’s Business Manager, Sharon oversees church administration and operations, including accounting and finances, facilities, technology, and human resources.

    Sharon received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Stetson University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She has worked extensively for startup software companies in operations and in technical support and training roles. Sharon grew up in south Florida, but recently moved to Durham to be near family after living in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Her parents met in the church choir, and she was raised in the Presbyterian Church, with her father serving as both an elder and deacon. She has several Presbyterian minister relatives, as well, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Sharon enjoys travel, cheering for the Miami Dolphins (somewhat unsuccessfully), attending concerts and theater, and reading.


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