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Staff Members

Rev. Dr. Patrick J. Sheahan


Pat has served the church in pastoral ministry for 26 years. He likes the variety that church ministry brings to his life. He enjoys interacting with people and supporting programs and also preaching and teaching. When he is not at the church, he is likely feeding his wife’s cats or constructing wooden boats.

Marty Edman

Church Administrator

Marty has served Westminster for 18 years. She serves as our Church Administrator and feels a sense of call to ministry by taking care of the practical and spiritual needs of all those she serves. She is deeply committed to Jesus Christ. She is part of the leadership for "Walk to Emmaus". And Marty loves her family very much.

Suzzette Perkins

Bookkeeper / Office Assistant

Suzzette has served the church for 17 years and makes sure our bookkeeping and records are accurate. She enjoys supporting Westminster’s mission and especially the office operations. Suzzette was a foster parent for 10 years, and adopted four children. She takes pride in raising her children, and for that reason, she is young in spirit and normally very busy.

Mary Akina

Preschool Director

Mrs. Akina has been on the preschool staff since 2013 and became the director in 2017. She is committed to providing a learning space for each student to thrive individually and to mature socially. Mary is excited to help provide a space where students can flourish!

Rev. Simon Biasell

Pastor (Woven Community)

During the past 10 years, Simon has served in PCUSA congregations in the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, Bay Area, and Seattle. Rev. Biasell is the pastor of Woven Community, a New Worshiping Community that meets Sunday evenings on the Westminster campus.  He is a third generation Presbytery of San Joaquin pastor and is a graduate of the Biblical Seminary at Fresno Pacific University. He is well loved by his wife Natasha, and children Paloma and Pax.

Art Maldonado

Music Director

Art Maldonado is a retired music educator with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Choral Music from Fresno State University. He has been active in Church music for over 40 years. Art gladly serves as choral director and music worship leader at Westminster Church. He lives in Fresno with his wife Becky.

Matt Rye


Check back soon for Matt's photo and bio!

Rebekah Kossman


Rebekah is a college student at Fresno Sate. She is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades around the church. She organizes the Nursery, the Greeters and also assists Simon when ministering at the Dakota House. Rebekah enjoys playing the flute more than doing her homework. In addition, she is the one you will meet at the reception desk when she is working.

Andrea Sweet

Wedding Hostess

Andrea Sweet serves as our Wedding Coordinator. She has served in this capacity for five years and she very much enjoys the opportunity to bless and assist couples as they experience all the spiritual dynamics of holy matrimony. She and her husband Phil were married at the church and she enjoys sharing her insights along with all the benefits of our beautiful sanctuary.

John Enos

Buildings & Grounds

John is our grounds keeper and our Elder for Buildings and Grounds. He is dedicated to keeping the physical plant up and running. He enjoys golfing and helping with projects around the church.

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