Clara Wilder

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Pastor Clara has been serving God and the people at River's Edge UMC since July 1, 2010.  She is a licensed local pastor, serving the church part time.  She received her license to preach in October, 2007.  Prior to River's Edge UMC, she was appointed to Alma UMC for 5 1/2 years and Whitesville UMC for 8 months.  She is going through Course of Study school at the Wesley Theological Seminary, Buffalo Satellite.

She and her husband, Gary, live in the parsonage in Westons Mills.  They are a blended family of 5 sons and 3 daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pastor Clara is currently employed at the Olean City School District in the shipping and receiving department.  She has been there for 29.5 years.

Her life verse is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:13

Music Director

Rachel Davis

Rachel is an accomplished musician with a beautiful voice.

She directs the Cotton Bells.  The Cotton Bells are the handbell choir.  The Cotton Bells play every third Sunday from September to June and at special services.

Rachel directs the Chancel Choir.  The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June.

Rachel not only directs the choirs but also performs with them.  She plays the pipe organ and the piano besides.

We at River's Edge UMC are so very blessed to have Rachel.  Thanks!!

Youth Leader

Jennifer Henton

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Jennifer is a wonderful Christian young woman.  She has a very real gift for working with youth.  Her passion is missions.

She has gone on a mission trip to Jamaica twice.  She has attended Chrysalis and has served on teams.

Jennifer is also the Sunday School teacher of the youth.

She has taken the Youth Group to many different places - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to build porches on houses, around the town to collect non-perishable items for the Portville Food Pantry and other places just for fun.

Jennifer is currently working at a local accounting firm and going to St. Bonaventure University part time for her MBA in accounting.

River's Edge UMC has been Jennifer's home church all her life.  We are so very blessed to have her.

Sunday School Superintendent

Lorie Henton

Lorie has been the Sunday School Superintendent for a number of years.  She does an excellent job of coordinating the classes, teachers and student.

  June 2018  
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