Meet Our Staff


Secretary: Taliah Vargas

Taliah (aka Tee) was raised in El Paso, Texas and relocated to Sanford, NC in 2004 as a young girl. In 2017 she graduated from Lee County High School, then moved to Fayetteville and attended Grace College of Divinity, where she received her certificate of completion in Intercultural Studies. She is a mom to twin boys, Kairo & Kenji, and thoroughly enjoys being apart of the Westminster staff. 

Director of Music: Mary Beth Winter

Mary Beth grew up in Leroy, NY, and has served on the staff at Westminster for nearly twenty years.  She graduated from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana with a Bachelor’s in Music, then earned a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   Mary Beth is retired from Cumberland County Schools, and has spent a total of 34 years in music education.  She’s married to Allan Winter, also a music educator and instrumentalist.  The Winters have two grown children.

Organist: Karen Troutman

Karen is a native of Moore County, NC and attended Flora McDonald College and St. Andrews College.  She has been Westminster’s organist since 1971.  She and her husband, Jerry, have two sons, three granddaughters, one grandson, and two great grandsons.

Director of Handbell Choirs: Catherine Parker

Catherine is a native of Fayetteville, a retired businesswoman, and a longtime member of Westminster.  She has been Director of Handbells, including Adult and Youth choirs, since 1982.  Cathy and her husband, Billy, have one son,  two daughters, and two grandchildren.