The Consistory is comprised of five elders, five deacons, and the Senior Minister, and together they form the governing body of West End Collegiate Church (WECC). The elder and deacon members of Consistory are appointed for three-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms.
The Consistory oversees the vision, governance, finances, and policies of West End Collegiate Church. As part of these responsibilities, the elders focus on the spiritual nurture and pastoral care of the community, and the deacons focus on the material needs and financial stewardship of our ministry. Together they plan, work, and pray for WECC to be a place where people can discover a flourishing faith, participate in a caring community, and commit to service that changes lives.
Because WECC is part of The Collegiate Churches of New York, which has four other ministries, the Consistory of WECC meets with the Consistories of Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Middle Collegiate Church, Marble Collegiate Church, and Intersections International. Together, they form the Consistory of the Collegiate Churches, which oversees the shared ministry and resources of these five ministries.
Steven C. Berger, Deacon, Treasurer
Andy Bishop, Deacon
Michael S. Bos, Senior Minister
Whitney Burnett, Elder
Daniëlle Grosheide, Elder
Barbara Hipkins, Elder, Secretary, Chair of Elders
Joseph Panetta, Elder
Holly Reichert, Deacon, Chair of Deacons
Mark Riherd, Elder
Christa Scott-Reed, Deacon
Andrea Steinkamp, Deacon
Don Thompson, Elder
Daniel Varrichione, Elder, Chair of Consistory
Jane Buyers and Rick Dickens, Representatives on Intersections Board