Who We Are & What We Believe
Our Vision Statement:
Westminster is a vital, engaging, inclusive
family of faith that serves God by:
supporting each other on our spiritual journeys,
sharing the gifts we have been given,
the love and justice of Christ
in our community and world.
We believe our mission is to
offer living proof of a loving God.
Westminster Statement of Inclusivity
The incarnation of God in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us our mission and understanding of membership. We become active members of the church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and acceptance of His Lordship in all of life. We believe that any act or statement of injustice, discrimination or violence works against the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Accordingly, Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes into full membership persons of every race, culture, economic status, age, ability, gender and sexual orientation. We pledge to work for change within the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. to obtain every privilege of membership for all. Confessing our own weakness, we commit ourselves to Christ’s ministry of love, justice and peace.
Our members come from diverse faith backgrounds
Many Members of our congregation were raised in other faith denominations or not attending church at all. We welcome worshipers from all faith backgrounds and look forward to walking with you on your faith journey.
Meet Our Team
Rev. Julie Emery
Minister/Head of Staff
Julie joined Westminster Presbyterian as our lead Minister in 2014. She brings creativity and a passion for inclusive worship and preaching and a heart for social justice.
Julie grew up in Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from the University of Michigan. She received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2004. Before coming to Westminster, Julie has served congregations in New Hampshire and New York, as well as serving as a chaplain for Hospice Care.
Julie lives in West Hartford with her husband Jason, and her two boys, Aiden, age 10, and Chase, age 8, and her labrador, Juneau. In her free time, Julie enjoys crossfit, road biking, camping and hiking, reading, knitting and cooking. She is a self-described “hockey mom” and throughout the fall and winter is found quite often at the ice rink watching her boys play.