Our Leadership and Staff

The leadership team at Westport Federated Church consists of ordained clergy and believers with the confidence to guide our community in faith, answer questions, conduct services and organize church events.


Nick Charlton


Nick Charlton was born and raised on the beautiful island of Bermuda.  He felt a call to ministry early in life. This led him to eventually study at the Word Of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY where he met his wife Rachel, who grew up in Crown Point, NY.
Nick attended the Baptist Bible Seminary at Clarks Summit University and received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.
He worked in admissions and student development for seven years at both institutions before leaving to help families plan for college and to pursue pastoral ministry.
Nick and Rachel have two children-Maci and Jonah, they love the beach, sushi and their little dog Penny!
Nick will officially serve as Pastor of the Westport Federated Church starting May 1, 2021

Glenn Estus


Glenn has been a member of the Westport Federated Church since 1961 and has been involved in the musical life of the church from the start as a tenor in the choir along with being the choir director and now the organist. He has also served on the Church Council, the Pastoral Relations Committee and the Christian Education Committee as well as being the youth leader for a number of years in the 1970s and 1980s.

A retired elementary teacher and computer applications teacher, he spends his retirement years writing about postal history as well as creating photography of local scenes.