Our Elected Leaders
Westminster’s Trustees for the 2016-2017 congregational year are:
Tracey Wysor, and her husband Brian, have been members at Westminster since 2005. They and their children Sylvia, Evan and Eli, consider themselves extremely fortunate to have found the Westminster community. Tracey has a background in science and education, and is the Coordinator of the Science Center at Roger Williams University, as well as an adjunct faculty member. She currently serves as President of the Board at Westminster, but prior to that she served as Vice-president, and Member at Large, as well as a member of the Committee on Ministry, an RE instructor, and co-chair of the Worship Committee. Tracey has never loved an organization as much as she loves Westminster, and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve such a dedicated and passionate group of people.
George Johnson has served as an At-Large Board member since 2012. He and his significant other, Kelly Lee, live in Coventry and have been members of Westminster since 2001. George’s service to Westminster has included chairing the Strategic Planning (2008-11), Property (2010-2013), and Finance (2014-16) Committees, serving on the Capital Campaign Lead Gifts Team (2010), and Interim and Settled Ministerial Search Committees (2011-12), and leading the 2016 Thinking About Tomorrow process to articulate Values, Mission and Ends for Westminster’s future. George appreciates the opportunities this service has given him to get to know our church community better, to grow his spirit and skills, and to work with others towards the betterment of our church.
Allison DeLong and her family — husband Rob and sons Alex and Sam — have been coming to Westminster for more than 10 years. Allie became Treasurer this summer after serving as Secretary for two years. Before she joined the Board, you probably saw her at Sharing Locker, teaching RE or winning the Westminster Chili Cook-Off. She’s the one who can’t get through a hymn without tearing up. For the past 11 years she has worked as a biostatistician at the Center for Statistical Sciences in the School of Public Health at Brown University. She is new to the field of finance and accounting, but is leveraging her technical and analytical skills for the Westminster family she adores.
Judy Adourian and her sons, Jean-Phillipe and Jean-Luc, have been members of Westminster since 2003. Her husband, Jean-Marc, is a devout atheist, who says if he had to belong to any church it would be Westminster. Judy has served WUC in many ways, most significantly as Board Member at Large, RE Committee Chairperson, RE curriculum writer and teacher, Caring Circle Chairperson, and Sharing Locker volunteer. Her greatest joy at Westminster has come through her work as an Our Whole Lives (OWL) K-1st grade and 4th-6th grade co-leader since 2006. While continuing her duties as Board Secretary, Judy will be trained in OWL 7th-9th grade and 10th-12th grade so she can co-lead those classes in 2017 and beyond.
Cindy Reiser came to Westminster with her husband, Doug Jones, over 30 years ago looking for religious education for their growing family. The “kids,” Betsy and Neil, are adults now; the parents stayed for community. People drew them in and volunteering became a quick way to meet others and make new friends. Cindy credits WUC for her deep interest in spiritual growth and even for leading to her former career as an elementary school librarian. Over the years Cindy has been involved in RE, Chimes editing, the Board, Committee on Ministry and, currently, Program Council. After finding a “home” at Westminster, Cindy continues to believe than getting involved makes a difference in the mission of the church and in her own life – all good!
Member at Large
Stephen Paull, his wife Vikki and their children Rylie and Carson have been members of Westminster since 2001. Stephen has served on the YRE committee and on other various subcommittees. He has volunteered as a RE teacher and is a trained Our Whole Lives (OWL) facilitator. He has taught OWL and K-8 RE classes over the years. Stephen has also facilitated small group ministries. His main passion at Westminster is the Senior Youth Group (SYG) and he has served as a Senior Youth Advisor since 2002 to this day. You are most likely to run into Stephen at Westminster in the kitchen, at coffee hour, hanging out with kids and occasionally at a service. Stephen cherishes and loves above all his wife and children.
Member at Large
Brian Quigg, along with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Anna and Rachel, have been members at Westminster since they moved to Rhode Island in 2013. This is Brian’s first year on the Board. Brian has been involved with the Religious Education program as a teacher in Neighboring Faiths and Compass Points, as well as a Coming-of-Age mentor. For the past four years, Brian has worked for the Providence Public School District as a special education administrator. Prior to that, he was a special education teacher in upstate New York.