Staff

Rev. Dr. Daniel Smoak

Rev. Dr. Daniel Smoak

Pastor
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Daniel grew up on a cotton farm in Orangeburg, SC. Being baptized, confirmed, and ordained at First Presbyterian, Orangeburg, he will tell you that he has been aware of God’s love for him in Jesus Christ every day of his life. He learned the faith from his family and ministry from influential teachers at Presbyterian College (BA), Princeton Seminary (MDiv), and Erskine Seminary (DMin). He’s served churches in Thomasville, Georgia and York, SC before coming to Westminster.

Daniel is married to Amy, and he calls her “my favorite person in the whole world.” They are the parents of Andrew, Lauren, and Matthew. They love family time: learning, hanging out together, and visiting friends and family.

Daniel loves the Lord, the church, and being a pastor. He’s passionate about worship, teaching, and caring for others.

Robin Zemp

Mr. Robin Zemp

Director of Music/Organist
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Robin directs the Sanctuary and Handbell Choirs, serves as church organist, and oversees the music ministry at Westminster. He has over 35 years of experience in church music ministry and has been at Westminster since 2002. He is also on the faculty of the College of Charleston Department of Music.

He has been honored by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association as recipient of its Distinguished Service Award and was named an MTNA Fellow in 2011 by the Music Teachers National Association in recognition of outstanding service to the music teaching profession.

In his spare time, Robin enjoys gardening and playing with his basset hound Cotton.

Janie Bruce

Mrs. Janie Bruce

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
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Janie Bruce is a native of North Alabama but has called Charleston home for 10 years now.  She is married to lifelong Westminster member, Charles Bruce.  Together they are proud parents of daughter, Spencer.  Janie is a member and ordained Deacon at Westminster.  Janie has been serving as Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries since January of 2011.

When she is not working, Janie enjoys traveling, playing at the beach, and spending time with family.

Ms. Anne Camburn

Business Administrator
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Anne Camburn became the Business Administrative Assistant at Westminster in 2004 after teaching at Westminster Preschool for two years. She became the Business Administrator in 2009 after becoming certified by the National Association of Church Business Administrators and the Presbyterian Business Administrator’s Association.

Anne grew up in Westminster and has a very deep attachment to this church and congregation. She has two sons, Christopher and Collin. Christopher is married to Katie and they are the proud parents of Anne’s first granddaughter, Emma.

As a church member Anne really enjoys and participates in all activities related to Children’s Ministry. She also enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Nita Rushton

Mrs. Nita Rushton

Office Administrator
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Nita began her journey as the Office Administrator at Westminster in June 2012. She and her husband, Tony, along with their two children have been members of Westminster for over 30 years. Nita serves as a Notary Public.

Nita enjoys spending time with friends and family in Charleston and travels often to Raleigh, North Carolina.