Bridge Pastor

Tim Mitchell (bio to come)

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Administrative Assistant

Carol Thomas

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Financial Secretary

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Buildings Manager

Steven Sager has worked as the Buildings Manager at Westminster since 01 November 2017. He holds a B.S. in Psychology & Management from the University of Maryland and is a 26 year Navy Veteran. He served as a Cryptologic Technician at a variety of bases around the globe to include, Iceland, Scotland, Hawaii, Guam, South Carolina and retired in 1999 while assigned to the National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Prior to Westminster and after his tenure in the Navy, Steve worked in Information Systems at BROMENN Regional Medical Center, Training Manager at AFFINA, Business Liaison & Communications Officer at Western Illinois Works, and as the Director of Business & Community Education at Carl Sandburg College.

Steve has felt part of the Westminster family for many years as he is married to Valerie Sager, Director of Westminster Infant Care Center. Steve and Val have enjoyed 37 years of married bliss and have one son, Yuri and one granddaughter, Lilly.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spoiling his granddaughter, watching classic movies, reading and pretending to be a competent chef in the kitchen.

Steven & Valerie worship in a Messianic Jewish Synagogue and have devoted their twilight years to honoring God through service to others and in various pursuits in helping to heal the world.

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Polly Purcell Brecht is a native of Galesburg, Illinois. She moved back to the area last year from Nashville, Tennessee where she was a Professor at the Blair School/Vanderbilt and Organist/Music Associate at Westminster Presbyterian for over 30 years. She received degrees in piano, organ, and harpsichord performance from Indiana University and Florida State University, with additional studies at Oberlin, University of Houston, and the Eastman School. She also holds the performer’s certificate in organ performance and was a finalist in many competitions, including the Detroit AGO Nationals. Prior to Nashville, Dr. Brecht was tenured Professor at Middle Tennessee State University for over ten years, and has served many churches in Tennessee, Florida, Houston, Indiana, and Illinois.

Dr. Brecht has extensive experience in solo and collaborative work on all three instruments. She looks forward to working at Westminster and meeting with it members.

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