Pastor Jim is originally from Lansing, Michigan—making him an avid Spartans and Tigers fan! He discerned a call to ministry while participating in youth conferences and while in college working at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. He is a graduate of Alma College in Michigan and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Following seminary, Pastor Jim served in the Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry Residency program at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana which is considered to be the “Rhodes Scholar” program for new pastors. He then served as the Pastor of Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN until coming to WPC in 2016 to be our Pastor.
As a life-long Presbyterian, Pastor Jim loves the church and its ability to be a place that builds disciples and brings people together in Christ. He loves getting to know folks in the church as well as the opportunity to dive deep into scripture through his preaching and teaching ministries. When he’s not busy writing sermons and visiting church members, Pastor Jim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and listening to podcasts.
Tracy Mazurkiewicz and Renata Kamp Directors of Christian Education
Tracy Mazurkiewicz has lived in the Warrenton area for most of her life and WPC has been her home church since 2004. She started getting involved with the children’s programs at the church when her son Logan was a toddler. Over the years she has enjoyed a variety of opportunities for being involved in children’s programs, these have included coordinating the nursery, assistant in Warrenton Presbyterian School, vacation bible school coordinator and kids club leader. Each experience has helped her grow in her own faith, as she learns how to better help our young Christians grow closer to God. Tracy is excited to work as part of the christian education team and looks forward to spending more time with all the youth in the church. Outside of her church home, Tracy works part time as an LVT at a local veterinary office. She loves spending time with her family enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and playing with her 3 dogs at the park.
Renata has been a part of WPC since 2012 when she and her family moved to Warrenton. She has been an active volunteer, helping with Sunday school for the senior high students, VBS and serving on the board of WPS. She has experience as a senior high youth director. Renata’s faith journey began as a child, and she has always sought to be of service to God in some capacity. Christian ministry is near to her heart, as her father is a retired minister. Renata is married and has three children who are active at WPC. She is passionate about victim advocacy and loves to spend time with her family and friends, watch movies, listen to music and sing.