Westminster Presbyterian Church Staff
The staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church works together to provide sacred worship, fellowship, and service opportunities to members and visitors.
Ludwig L. Weaver, Jr.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Lud has served congregations in Russell and Newport, Kentucky, and Elderton, Pennsylvania, before being called as Pastor and Head of Staff at Westminster in 1987. He holds degrees from Asbury College (B.A.), Western Kentucky University (M.A.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div.). Lud has also studied at Pittsburgh, Harvard, and Oxford Universities. Married to Jean Diener Weaver, they are the parents of two grown children, Kate (Gray) and Zach (Genevieve). They have three granddaughters, Madeline, Jane Gray, and Lisette and one grandson, Thomas. Lud and Jean and their family are avid travelers and have visited and studied in countries and locales around the world.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Pennsylvania, Barbara received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at West Virginia University. Following graduation she spent a year at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem on a Rotary Fellowship. She earned her Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School and also holds a Master of Arts degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia. Barbara served congregations in Clarion, Pennsylvania, and Tampa, Florida, before being called to Westminster as Associate Pastor for Children and their Families in 1988. She is the mother of two grown sons, Matthew and Charlie. She enjoys doing art of all kinds, especially paper cutting.
Born in Charleston and raised in Columbia, Leigh comes to Westminster from Lawrenceville, NJ, where she served The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. She holds degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (Th. M., M. Div.) and Presbyterian College (B.A.). Leigh enjoys listening to and playing music, eating Southern food and trying to read more than she can. She’s an avid fan of the Gamecocks and the Blue Hose, and believes them to be the world’s two best mascots. Leigh serves as the Associate Pastor for Young Adults, Mission, and Social Media.
Mary Kathleen Duncan
Mary Kathleen Duncan
Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mary Kathleen is a graduate of Clemson University (B.S. in Recreation) and Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Prior to coming to Westminster, she and her family lived in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where she served as the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian. Mary Kathleen met her husband, David, while they were students at Clemson University. Their family includes two young children, Mary Eliza and Teddy, and a lovable Boykin Spaniel named Maggie. Mary Kathleen loves cheering on her Tigers, boating, running, and getting lost in a good novel. She serves as Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
Jean D. Weaver
A Pennsylvanian by birth, Jean earned her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania, and her theological education at Harvard, Vanderbilt, Princeton, and Oxford. Jean has served Westminster as Parish Associate since 1992. Her area of responsibility is adult education. Prior to coming to Westminster, Jean served on the staff at Fourth Presbyterian Church here in Greenville. She has served churches in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Married to Lud, the Weaver family circle is completed by their daughter Kate, son-in-law Gray, son Zach, daughter-in-law Genevieve, granddaughters Madeline, Jane Gray and Lisette, grandson Thomas, and Kathy Diener (Jean’s sister and a member of Westminster).
Amos is a graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary and has served churches in Western North Carolina Presbytery and in Spartanburg and Greenville. He was an associate pastor at Westminster in 1997-1998. He has always been very active in Foothills Presbytery, serving on the Mission Team, Bills and Overtures Team, Examinations Commission, and most recently, Committee on Preparation for Ministry. Amos is married to WPC member Cecile Boren Workman. They have three sons and eight grandchildren.
Mark joined the staff of WPC in February, 2003. Born in Seoul, Korea, into a military family, his family settled in Augusta, Georgia. He came to Greenville to attend Furman University, where he earned the Bachelor of Music in Church Music. It was at Furman that Mark met his future wife Kelly, who also majored in music. They married in 1999 while living in Alabama, where Mark completed his Masters in Church Music degree at Samford University. Prior to returning to Greenville to become Westminster’s Director of Music, the Kemps resided in Lexington, North Carolina, where Mark was the Music Minister at First Baptist Church. Mark and Kelly have two sons, Cooper and Levi.
Nancy is a native South Carolinian who has been active in music ministry for over 40 years. She has served as organist, pianist, and music director in churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina and has also been active as a composer and arranger of church music. Nancy graduated from Furman University with the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Church Music degree in Piano Performance. She joined the staff of Westminster in March 2003. In addition, she is a member of the music faculty at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She was married to the late E. Thomas Smith and is the mother of two grown children, Kim and Clay, and the proud grandmother of Madison, Thomas, Ian, Molly, and Miller.
A native of Houston, Texas, Katie came to Greenville to attend Furman University. She began singing at Westminster Presbyterian while in college and soon made it her church home. While working toward her Bachelor of Music degree at Furman she met her husband Andrew, who was also studying music. After graduating, Katie moved to Chicago to earn her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. In 2007 she and Andrew were married at Westminster Presbyterian and soon returned to live in Greenville. Katie and Andrew have two sons, Daniel and James.
Janell joined Westminster Presbyterian with her husband, Derek, in 2013. She grew up in Pickens, South Carolina, and now resides in Easley. Janell attended Clemson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education in 2008. She then received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Furman University in 2012. She has been teaching first and second grades since 2008 and currently teaches at Clemson Elementary.
Sherri joined the staff of Westminster in March 1995 and currently serves as Financial Secretary. She is a native South Carolinian and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management. She is married to John and has two children, Lauren and Alex. Her passion is women’s ministry and teaching, and she enjoys reading, cooking, and serving others.
Michelle has been employed at WPC since 1998. She and her husband, David, live in Easley and have three daughters, Kelsey, Ashley, and Celia. Together, she and David love gardening, antiquing, and restoring their 105 year old house.
Wendy came to work at Westminster Presbyterian Church in 2005. Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, as well as reading, writing, and cross-stitching.
Cara Puntch is a Westminster church member. She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College and a Masters in Administration from Clemson University. Prior to becoming the Weekday School Director, she worked for Greenville County Schools as a classroom teacher and as an ADEPT Teacher Leader. Cara and her husband, Bryant, have two daughters and one son. Two of her children attend Westminster Weekday School. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and coffee.
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Candi has been a part of Westminster Weekday School since 1997. She worked as a 4K assistant teacher for 18 years before moving to be part of the office staff. Candi is married to Robert and has one son, Will, who graduated from the University of Oregon. Candi loves being part of the Westminster family.