SW Renaissance Development Corp. (SRDC)--a separate 501c3 that serves as a mission arm of the church.  Rev. Brian is the President.  It is governed by a Board of Directors.

Major Church Ministry Areas (Taking lead)

  • Worship and Music(Session)--To ensure we have inspiring worship with strong preaching and outstanding musical guests each week.
  • Building Relationships-- (Kate McPhaul, Gretchen McMullen, Robin Alexander, Marcia Bellamy) Living out our life of faith, being the church, and inviting others to nurture a network of relationships that reflect a commitment to God, the world, and our better selves.
    • From the first connection to the final embrace; all the ways, big and small, we can intentionally nurture relationships that reflect Christ's love.
  • Living Our Social Justice Mission-- (George Kerr, Harry Kim) Justice is love in political form and we are committed to advocacy and action to bring ourselves and society closer to the Kindom of Heaven--The Beloved Community.
    • Becoming an anti-racist church; increasing affordable housing; embracing LGBTQIA+; practicing harm reduction, and more.
  • Telling Our Story (Doan Baldwin)--Sharing the good news we know, building the rhythm, telling the life-giving stories of God's work through our experiences together.
    • Creating a robust, adaptive communications infrastructure that is accessible to all and has the widest reach.
  • Church Redevelopment--(Jim Cawley)--Helping the Session and congregation navigate the long, exciting, and challenging process of redeveloping the church property. (see Staying and Growing)

The Westminster Congregation--Approx. 112 voting members plus 50 or more active worshipers, including over 20 children; over 650 on the church email list.

We always need and welcome new members to help with the great work God has for us to do.

General Assembly of PCUSA--A biennial gathering of clergy and elder commissioners from every presbytery to set policy and direction.

Programs run under SRDC banner:

  • Jazz Night in DC--Dick Smith, Jazz Night coordinator
  • Blue Monday Blues
  • Thinking About Jazz
  • Annual DC Jazz Preservation Festival

Southwest Catering Company -- a for-profit company started under the SRDC non-profit.

Vyllorya Evans serves as President and there is a Board of Directors.  SW Catering, under the leadership of Chef Mike DuBose, caters the food for SRDC programs as well as offering catering for other church facility users and/or outside events.

The Westminster Session--Made up of the Co-Pastors, who serve as Co-Moderators, and nine elected Ruling Elders (Presbyters) who govern the church. (See "Who We Are" page.

National Capital Presbytery--110 churches in DMV who send clergy and elders as commissioners to do wider work of the church.

Permanent Ministry Teams (taking lead)

  • Finance Committee--(Jim Cawley, Treasurer)
  • Commitment/Generosity Team--(Julie Coons)
  • Nominating Committee--(Gretchen McMullen)
  • Buildings and Grounds Team--(John Hammer, Charlie Bragdon)

Building Rhythm Together for Christ's Love

How our church is


organized to serve the


SW community and


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