Westminster is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team.
Pastor Shelby was appointed to serve as Westminster's Senior Pastor in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Youth and Families Director of Kinsgstree Presbyterian Church in Kingstree, SC.
The attributes that best describe Pastor Shelby as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Westminster where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Shelby takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2009 with a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Shelby has been happily married for 17 Years to his wife, Colleen. They have ten Children: Isaac, Julia, Anderson, Elias, Silas, Charlotte, Joseph, Orianna, Penelope and Oakley.
Karl Schulze has served as a Deacon since January, 2016. Karl and his wife, Marjorie found their church home at Westminster Presbyterian and became members in July, 2014. They moved to Alamogordo in 2013 from Raton, NM where they owned and operated a motel. Karl was born in Albuquerque, NM, however was raised in Denver, CO where he lived until moving to Raton in 1994. Prior to moving to Raton, Karl worked as a sheet metal mechanic and CNC programmer in the Denver area. Karl volunteers for Love INC of Otero County, working primarily in building maintenance. In his free time, Karl enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with Marjorie and their dog, Baxter.