Shelly Barrick Parsons

photo Shelly Barrick Parsons Shelly is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and serves as the Presbyterian Campus Pastor for West Virginia University through the Westminster Foundation of WV. In addition to her work as director of the center, Shelly oversees the Presbyterian Student Fellowship at WVU (facebook). The PSF meets weekly on Wednesday evenings for dinner, a program, and service of evening prayer. In addition, PSF members serve the community through volunteering twice a year at a weekly pancake breakfast sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, by sponsoring a Christmas party each fall for Toys for Tots and the WVU Rack, and by traveling on mission trips. In addition, she helps gather a group of graduate students on a monthly basis.

Shelly preaches at the start and finish of each semester at First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown and is available to preach at churches around the presbytery in order to share more about campus ministry and the Westminster Foundation. Shelly also teaches online courses through the WVU Department of Religious Studies. Shelly and her family enjoy cross-country skiing, taking in Mountaineer football and women's soccer and basketball, and hiking/biking the rail trails surrounding town.

Wedding Policy

Reverend Barrick Parsons conducts weddings for students, faculty and staff of West Virginia University. Requests must be made a minimum of 45 days in advance. All couples are required 4-6 pre-marital counseling sessions. There is a $300-$600 fee which will cover pre-marital counseling sessions, the rehearsal, and the wedding ceremony. Payment must be made in full by the rehearsal. Hardship cases may be negotiated. No exceptions.

Ron Latimer

photo of Ron Latimer Ron is the Staff Associate for the Westminster Foundation, the governing body for Presbyterian Campus Ministry in West Virginia, and the owners of the Rogers House. He also manages the property at Rogers House, and keeps the books for the Campus Ministry Center. On any given day, Ron can be seen writing checks, calling a plumber or mowing the grass.

Debra Blum

photo of Ron LatimerAs Secretary/Receptionist, Debra manages the calendar of events and routes visitors and calls. She also builds and maintains the center's website and organizes historical documents. As a Master Gardener Volunteer with the WVU Extension Service, she works with other volunteers to upgrade and maintain the grounds around the Campus Ministry Center. For the past two summers, she and Reverend Barrick Parsons have taught preschoolers to garden in the 4 square-foot garden beds at the Rogers House.