Stacey Cox | Senior Pastor
Stacey was born in Landstuhl, Germany and later moved to South Carolina. He and his wife, Allison, are the proud parents of Anna, Seth, and Jessi. Stacey has received degrees from Clemson University (BA/MS), Southeastern Seminary (M.Div.), and Erskine Seminary (D.Min.). He has been the Senior Pastor of Westminster Church since 2014. In his spare time Stacey enjoys fishing, exercising, and reading.
Lane Stephenson | Assistant Minister of Pastoral Care & Discipleship
Lane was born in El Paso, Texas. He was raised in Alabama and Mississippi. Lane and his wife, Carol, married in 1972. They have four sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren. He received three separete degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. M.Div. (1972), M.C.E. (1972), and D.Min. (2007). Lane has been the Assistant Pastor at Westminster since April 2016. He enjoys gardening and yard work. His wife still has the first houseplant that she bought soon after they married!
Aaron Mann | Director of Student Ministries
Aaron was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from North Hall High School in 2009, received a Bachelors of Business Administration from UNG in 2014, and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity with RTS Orlando. Aaron and his wife, Hope, welcomed a little girl named Oakleigh in March 2016. He has been at Westminster since 2014. After high school, Aaron lived in South America for a year studying Spanish and the Bible at Palabra de Vida Argentina.
Lisa Hulsey | Director of Women's Ministry & Assimilation
Lisa was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder. She graduated from Winder-Barrow High School and went on to get her B.S. in Business Administration from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. After that she received her B.A. in Journalism: Telecommunication Arts from UGA in Athens. Lisa is the proud mother of her daughter, Kristen, and son-in-law, Philip. She has worked at Westminster since 2008. Lisa has been a UGA football fan since attending her first game with her dad and brother when she was seven years old. She went on a mission trip to northern Ireland, near to where her Irish grandmother was on the Titanic for its "trial" voyage on April 2, 1912. Lisa loves to tour the Blue Ridge Mountains and is an expert in classic rock.
Jess Williams | Director of Children's Ministry
Jess is from Douglasville, Georgia. She attended Brenau University, and that is where she met her husband, Jeff. They have three sons, Jonah, Jericho, and Justus. Jess has been on staff at Westminster since 2013. Her family loves being together, whether that's having movie and game nights or partaking in weekend adventures and exploring new places.
James Wheeler | Music Director
James "Jimbo" is from Gainesville, Georgia. He received his MBA in Project Management from Brenau University. Jimbo and his wife, Liev, are the proud parents of Jake, Charlotte, Sam, and Judah. Jimbo has been at Westminster since 1999. He loves anything and everything music related.
Matt Pruitt | Music Director
Matt is from Talmo, Georgia. He and his wife, Baya, have four sons. Matt sells insurance for Allstate. In his free time you can catch Matt watching piano YouTube tutorials and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Kristina Willis | Administrative Assistant & Communications Coordinator
Kristina was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She graduated from Chestatee High School and went on to get her B.S. in Cross-Cultural Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College. Kristina has worked at Westminster since 2015. She loves to travel, do mission work, and has a big heart for the youth.
Ilse Espino | Director of Nursery Ministries
Ilse was born in Nevada County, California and moved to Gainesville when she was six years old. She graduated from Brenau University with a Masters of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy. Ilse has three sisters. She has attended Westminster since 2007. Ilse enjoys trying new craft projects and recipes.
Rick Hester | Facilities Manager
Rick is from Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and went on to get his Masters from Stanford University. Rick and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters named Joy and Laura. He has been at Westminster since 2010. In his spare time Rick enjoys reading, hiking, and boating.
Jose Ortega | Pastoral Intern
Jose was born in Mexico City. He has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania: Wharton (BSE), La Salle University (MIS/Finance), and Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv). Jose has been married to Jennie since 1988 and they have five children; John, Emma, David, Daniel, and Nathan. He has been at Westminster since 2013. Jose likes to hike, read, and watch action movies.