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.

Debra Blum

photo of Debra Blum

As the Administrative Assistant for the University Christian Council and the Foundation Coordinator for the Westminster Foundation of WV, Debra acts as property manager for the Rogers House, and support staff for both groups. She also develops and maintains websites for both groups, writes grants and sends out newsletters. Debra schedules activities in the building and is a resource person for the interns working with the Presbyterian Student Fellowship and Harless Center. One of her favorite things to do is to teach a class of four and five year-olds to garden each summer on the grounds.

Denise White Hayes, CPA

Denise handles the accounting for the Campus Ministry Center, paying bills, writing financial reports and organizing all of the bits and pieces that constitute this nonprofits' financial picture. She is a master of the dark secrets in accounting software. Denise is an instructor at WVU, so she is used to explaining accounting basics to those of us with questions.