Travis joined Second Presbyterian in January of 2018. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. Travis, his wife Emily and their two young sons live in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Travis comes to Second Church after providing pastoral care as a chaplain in a psychiatric hospital in Trenton, NJ, a Scholars Semester in Oxford, UK, and a National Capitol Semester in Washington, DC. He served as an Associate Minister at Marble Collegiate Church in NYC, where he organized for social justice, and most recently as Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Mishawaka, IN.
The governing body of a Presbyterian Church is called the Session. It is made up of the Pastor plus the elders in active service. Second Presbyterian has twelve active elders divided into three classes. New elders are elected each year, by the congregation, to replace those whose term has expired. Once ordained, one is always an elder – either active or inactive. The session has authority over all organizations within the local church. The Clerk of Session is nominated and elected by the session annually.
Jean Chouquette, Don Cochran, Patty McClerking, Travis Winckler, Nicole McRae, Dennis Umfleet