Senior Minister - Rev. Richard Owens
Richard was called to the position of Senior Pastor at Westminster in 2012. Prior to that, he worked in youth ministry as the Director of Youth Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Aliceville, AL, as a Youth Ministries Intern at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, and as Minister to Youth and Families here at WPC. Richard graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama, Mobile. He brings to WPC a passion for the message of the Gospel. He and his wife, Anne Marie, have two children, Sophie and Jude.
Associate Pastor - Rev. Josh Reagan
Josh came on staff at Westiminster in 2018 as our Ministry Assistant and Youth Director. A former resident of Brandon, Josh graduated from Jackson State University with a B.A. in Business Administration. Josh received his Master's in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2023, at which point he accepted the call to become Westminster's Associate Pastor. Josh and his wife, Christina moved to Greenwood in 2016. They have two sons, Elijah and Jonah, and a daughter, Norah Grace.
Director of Counseling Ministries - Mischa McCray
Mischa joined the staff in order to develop our Counseling Ministry in 2013. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mischa is also a part-time math teacher for one of Westminster's supported missions, Delta Streets Academy. Prior to studying at RTS, he taught at Greenwood High School for two years through the Teach for America program. Mischa is originally from Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, where he was also a member of the basketball team.
Director of Children's Ministry - Meredith Buford
Meredith is a native of Greenwood and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology; Clinical Exercise Physiology. She then went on to complete her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas, and settled back into her hometown of Greenwood in 2016 with husband Lewis, and their three girls, Jane Kimmel, Stella, and Annie. She has a passion for serving, and finds joy in working with children. She is excited be a part of the Rooted Children’s Ministry at WPC, and looks forward to growing in Christ with your children.
Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary - Emelia Joseph
Emelia joined the Westminster staff in 2023. Before working at Westminster, Emelia served as Parish Coordinator and Director of Religious Education at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Emelia has lived in Greenwood her entire life and is passionate about investing in her community. Emelia enjoys traveling and loves animals, is passionate about her faith and loves to meet new people. Whenever you enter the church office, you're sure to be greeted with a warm smile.
Director of Media - Kathryn Dyksterhouse
Kathryn came on staff at Westminster in 2014. A Greenwood native, Kathryn graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a B.A. in Communications. After living in Atlanta, GA for five years, Kathryn and her husband, Gary, moved to Greenwood in 2007. They have a daughter, Mary Laine, and a son, Langdon.
Music Director - Amy Coleman
As a skilled member of the WPC choir, Amy took on the role of directing Westminster's Music Ministry in 2010. Amy attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and then graduated from Mississippi College in Jackson, where she received a B.A. in Business Communications. A Denver, Colorado native, Amy moved to Greenwood in 2003 with her husband, Lee. They have six children: Madeleine (and husband Michael), Walker, Claire, Victoria, Merrick, and Maya. They also are the proud grandparents of Ben and James.