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 was appointed to First United Methodist Church of Friendship in Friendship, NY on July 1, 2016. 

She is a licensed local pastor, serving the churches 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 United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

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 was employed at the Olean City School District in the shipping and receiving department for 30 years, retiring January 1, 2016.

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!!

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.

   May 2019   
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