Pastors and Staff

Rev. Becca Messman
Senior Pastor and Head of Staff
Rev. Catherine Taylor
Parish Associate
Arlene Decina
Director of Spiritual Growth Ministries
Julianne Erbrecht
Director of Music Ministries
Kyle Putnam
Interim Youth Director
Anndra Rowland
Preschool Director
Nicole Sheely
Office and Communications Manager
Holly Walsh
Business Administrator
Wei-Han Wu

The Session

The Session is the governing body of the church and consists of elected elders charged with spiritual leadership of the congregation. The elders serve three-year terms and oversee programs, develop and monitor the budget, set policies, and undertake long-range planning.

Beth Ann Clare
Children’s Spiritual Growth
Geoff Marin
Youth Spiritual Growth
Andrea Ham
Adult Spiritual Growth
Susan Lydick
Gene Summerlin
Jim Schoonmaker
Office Operations
Amanda Deaton
Community Life
Meg Ross
Small Groups
Jessie Doll
Seth Parsons
Anita Pesses
Michael Hrabak
Gene Peters
Clerk of Session
Jocelyn Callister
Sherrie Brady

The Board of Deacons

“Because We Love You” is the guiding motto of the Board of Deacons. Deacons are elected to serve three-year terms ministering and providing pastoral care to the Burke Presbyterian Church family. Deacons serve on care-giving teams of two, as well as on a care ministry team for funerals, connection with seniors, etc.

Deacons are called to minister to congregants who are in need, sick, lonely, grieving, or in distress. They take flowers from Sunday worship to those who might need some brightness in their lives or who could use some recognition for all they do for BPC. Deacons also respond to those who could use care from BPC with a card, call, visit, meal train, or prayer.

Amy Biehl
Jean Buffardi
Jenny Childress
Robbie Cohen
Nancy Cox
Christina Eppink
Lisa Eustace
Kathy Fleming
Catherine Gillespie
Linda Greenlees
Randy Lee
Sarah Ngongbo
Karyn Niles
David Roberts
Laurie Roberts
Brian Sugden
Heather Wickham

To reach any one of these leaders, write office@BurkePresChurch.org.