Opportunities for Leadership

Any leadership position is a ministry and service to others by being a role model of living and growing in the grace and wisdom of God. Students interested in leadership are required to fill out a leadership application. The names of all potential candidates for any leadership position at Westminster will be submitted to the faculty for evaluation. All leaders chosen are committed to a leadership contract and must participate in the Leadership Retreat.

Opportunities

Chapel Band    
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsor: Matt DeJong

Selection: Chosen by Matt DeJong and a committee of adult faculty and current senior band members with application, interview, and audition

Requirements: Musical talent; ability to direct and lead entire community in worship; weekly practice, weekly chapel, and time for committee meetings; a teachable, cooperative spirit for a variety of worship styles

Chapel Leadership Team
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: Luke Davis and Robert Murphy

Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: Plan overall Chapel theme; participate in leading Chapel; contact potential speakers; meet weekly with the Chapel Leadership Team; pray for faculty, staff, and students throughout the year

Peer Counselors (PCs)
Grade Level: 11-12
Sponsors: Craig Walseth and Annie Sullivan

Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: Participating juniors and seniors must enjoy working with 7th and 8th graders. They must also accept the responsibility of being a godly role model. They must be students who are known as honest, caring, morally upright, mature and responsible. Leadership ability, a cooperative spirit and, most of all, a servant’s heart are also highly valued in a peer counselor. PCs will be expected to attend a weekly meeting and to plan and execute weekly meetings with their groups. 

Fresh Connectors
Grade Level: 9
Sponsor: Jamie Kuhn

Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: Participating juniors and seniors must enjoy working with new freshman students and have a heart for inclusion. They must be godly role models and be known as honest, caring, morally upright, mature and responsible. Leadership ability, a cooperative spirit and, most of all, a servant’s heart are also highly valued in a fresh connector. Fresh connectors will be expected to attend a weekly meeting during Advisory. They will meet weekly with their new freshmen during the first quarter and once a month from then on out throughout the school year. They will attend New Student Orientation and the Freshman Retreat.

Service Leadership Team
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Kyla Lum

Selection:  Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: The Service Leadership Team seeks to intentionally look for ways to love and serve God’s people. Team members are encouraged to look outside themselves and examine areas within Westminster or the greater St. Louis community that presents a need. The team then will plan, organize, and execute service projects to fulfill those needs. Leaders will also focus on engaging other students to join in the serving process. Leaders must be committed to the following events: ITSOG, teacher appreciation, Wee Wildcats, 5K, Delmar Gardens Prom, and more.

Spirit Week Leadership Team
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Maggie Moore

Selection:  Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: The Spirit Week Committee meets weekly from August through February to plan Spirit Week in a way that builds class pride through vigorous but friendly competition against other classes. Each day’s activities increase class pride, involvement, and enthusiasm. All activities fit with the mission of Westminster – to honor Jesus Christ.

Cultural Ambassador
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Karen Bowman

Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview

Requirements: Cultural Ambassadors serve as authorized student representatives to our new international students and to our international guests visiting our school through our global partnerships. They must be committed to serving our new international students during New International Student Orientation the first two weeks of August, developing and maintaining a plan to assist the new international students in becoming a part of the larger Westminster student body throughout the year, and welcoming/assisting students visiting Westminster from our partner schools throughout the school year.

Student Ambassadors
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Peggy Johnson

Selection: Application, teacher recommendation, and interview. Current ambassador leadership team members aid in the selection process.

Requirements: An ambassador serves as an authorized student representative to adults and students who are seeking information about our school community. Participants should enjoy meeting new people and engaging in positive conversation about the Westminster program. Good communication skills and manners are highly valued in this leadership position. They must understand this is a service commitment to God first and secondly to the Westminster community. Ambassadors should have a general knowledge of all facets of the school including spiritual life, academics, and co-curricular activities. Ambassadors will attend meetings during Advisory to discuss and plan for events such as Open House, Orientation, IGNite, etc. They must commit to serve at selected school events that are, for the most part, not during school hours. Between hosting events, ambassadors will serve by writing notes of welcome to prospective students, expressing great esprit de corps for Westminster among the student body, and assist as needed.

Activities Leadership Team
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsors: Susie Brown, Ashley Woodall, Olivia Pierson, Sarah DeVries, Kelly Gilbert, Dan Burke

Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview  

Requirements: Weekly meetings during Advisory, leading neighborhood meetings, planning/organizing/implementing any social or service activities for class and/or school community. All members must work as a team with advisors to present unified, positive, and acceptable plans to the class, and carry them out. Team members provide leadership for the student body through school-wide activities. They must be committed to planning and serving at Carnival, Christmas Banquet, Spirit Week, Junior/Senior Banquet, Senior Retreat, and more.

National Honors Society (NHS)
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: Gina Butterfield and Sara Schwamb

Selection: Application, recommendation, interview

Requirements: Officers must have the ability to lead our National Honors Society in a variety of ways. Officers will help select and plan the NHS whole group service projects and help lead on service days. Officers perform administrative tasks such as creating memos, mailing letters, collecting member dues, and tracking service hours. NHS officers also organize and speak at the induction ceremony in the fall.

Club Leadership
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: varies by club

Selection: Club officers are appointed by the club sponsor or elected by the club members.

Requirements: Officers must be members in good standing the year prior to becoming an officer. They work with the club sponsor to plan and carry out club activities. They must be able to function as a team leader for students and as a point of contact with faculty/parent leadership.