Church Staff

Jon Hauerwas

Pastor

Jon began serving as Westminster’s pastor in September of 2015. He previously served congregations in Bellingham, Washington and Worthingon, Ohio. Jon is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He shares a home in West Akron with his wife, Kara, and two sons, Liam and Nathan.
Claudine Schooley

Main Office

Claudine is from Carcassonne, France, where she met her husband, David. Dave and Claudine have two daughters: Rachelle (25) and Jordane (23) who currently live in California. Dave grew up at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where his parents are active members. Claudine is passionate about serving others and is active in the Rotary E-Club of One World.
Bruce Klucharich

Audio/Visual Technician

Margo Works

Interim Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Margo began her career at the preschool level and then spent 30 years teaching grades K-5, mostly in Akron Public Schools. She joined Westminster and the Young Adult group in 1983. Throughout the years, Margo, her husband Alec, and their three children have found WPC to provide a wealth of opportunities to grow in faith, friendship, and rewarding service. She is pleased to help facilitate these same opportunities for the families of Westminster.
Valerie Stewart

Children's Choir Director

Valerie graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor of music (education) in 2007.  She has been teaching elementary through middle school students general/vocal/instrumental music ever since!  Along with this, she has experience with leading children’s choirs in church and community settings.  Vocal music is her focus and she is currently a member of Singer’s Companye, an Akron-based chamber choir and has enjoyed serving at Westminster as a Choral Scholar along with her husband Paul.  They live in Cuyahoga Falls with their son Desi. 
Robert (Bob) Carlyon

Interim Director of Music and Organist

Bob holds degrees from Kent State University in organ and music education (B.Mus.), and a M.Mus. in choral conducting. He has over 55 years of experience as an organist/choir director serving churches in Stow, Hartville, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, and Fairlawn. After 35 years of teaching, he retired from Revere Local Schools in 2014 but has continued as musical director for the Revere Players having helped produce 20+ plays and musicals. He previously sang with VOCI (voices of Canton) and is currently a member of Singer’s Companye, an Akron-based chamber choir. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, and feeding and watching birds in his backyard.
Dave Bodnar

Custodian

Dave was born in Steubenville, Ohio and grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where he graduated from Toronto High School. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for nine years. Following his discharge from the service, he has lived and worked in Ohio. He has over twenty years of experience in building maintenance at Retiree Housing MGMT, and an additional two years of experience with the Central Stark County YMCA.
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