Chad Watkins, Senior Minister
Chad is from Douglasville, GA and graduated from Berry College with a degree in Music Education. After finishing his studies at Berry he participated in a one-year internship with Campus Outreach in Thailand. During the course of his internship Chad developed a love for the Thai people and desired to return to Thailand for further ministry. He returned to the States to raise support in order to join Campus Outreach Thailand on a full-time basis. It was at this time that he married Michelle, the Campus Outreach staff girl at Berry College. They moved to Thailand together in 2005.
In their second year of ministry in Thailand Chad began to sense a strong desire to preach and he recognized the need for formal theological training to increase his effectiveness in ministry. The Watkins returned to the States and Chad enrolled in seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Atlanta. After three years of intense study the Watkins moved to Columbus, MS where Chad took his first call as an Assistant Pastor at Main Street Presbyterian. Following four and a half years of fruitful ministry they moved to Asheville, NC to serve at Arden Presbyterian Church. The Lord was pleased to use both of those opportunities to prepare Chad for service here at Westminster. He became the senior minister at Westminster in June 2018.
Melissa Giddens, Assistant Director of Family & Student Ministries
Melissa Giddens is our assistant director of family and student ministries. She helps lead Kids Club, a weekly program for elementary aged children, with the oversight of our Session. She is involved in helping with other ministries at the church as well, including the youth program NextGen. Her degree in Human Development and Family Studies propelled her to begin work in ministry with college students through Reformed University Fellowship. From those experiences, she developed a passion to work with children and youth and came to Westminster.
Keri Sevcik, Office Manager
Keri Sevcik is our Office Manager. She is from small town Lindale, TX. Keri is a Graphic Designer of 12 years, has held many kinds of positions, but thrives in an office environment where she can put her organizational skills to good use. Keri moved to Fort Walton Beach in 2015 with her husband Caleb, who is stationed at Eglin AFB. Keri loves this church and is so excited to be serving in the office.