Clinton United Methodist Church Leadership
Clinton United Methodist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Michael H. Terrell
Michael Terrell was appointed by the bishop to serve as pastor for the Clinton United Methodist Church's Pastor on July 1, 2019. Prior to that, he served as the pastor for Canton United Methodist Church in Canton, NY and many churches before that. Pastor Michael is the 49th pastor of The Clinton United Methodist Church. Some of the attributes that best describe Pastor Michael as written by a former mentor are, "he relates to people of every age group, leads prayer and worship that is real and not sentimental but challenging. Importantly, I believe that people experience the joy of the Spirit at worship with him." Pastor Michael also shows, "creativity, courage, confidence and energy. How good!"
Pastor Michael is excited to lead Clinton United Methodist Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Michael takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He graduated from Wesley Theologocial Seminary Course of Study. Pastor Michael has been happily married for 17 years to his wife, Jennifer. They have two children, Willow and Noah, dogs, Litany, Scruffy and Scout, a cat named Minah and an African Tortoise named Shelly.
Christian Education / VBS
Mrs. Carol Klausner is our Coordinator of Christian Education. She has been a member of Clinton United Methodist Church since 1982, and has been involved in Christian Education since joining the church. A long time resident of Clinton, Carol and her husband, Mark, have two sons, Matthew and Andrew, two daughters-in-law, Abby and Meghan, and four grandchildren, Willie, Amos, Finley and Hadley.
Carol has been the moving force behind our Christian Education program, first as a volunteer and then as a member of our staff, for more than 30 years. She, along with her team of dedicated volunteers, are committed “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” through their ministry of weekly Sunday School classes for all ages (toddlers to teens) and special events held throughout the year (Youth Sunday, Vacation Bible School and our annual Christmas Pageant). But as much as she loves being in the classroom and planning these special events, her true passion might be delivering the weekly Children’s Sermons to the children. Each week she coordinates with Pastor Michael to share a bible story, biblical message or truth, sometimes including current events and other times with a bit of humor. Carol truly feels blessed to be able to share God’s love through the many educational ministries of Clinton United Methodist Church.
Jennifer Terrell became the Office Manager in 2021. Jennifer has extensive experience in church administration, including serving as a prior Administrative Assistant for a UMC District Superintendent's office. In addition to working at Clinton UMC, she works part-time as Office Manager for another church in the area. Jennifer’s knowledge of UMC record keeping and paperwork will help keep our church and the pastor on our toes! Jennifer is in the church office every weekday Monday through Friday.
Jennifer has two children and is the First Lady of the church and she and her husband, Pastor Michael have three dogs, a cat, and an African tortoise named Shelly. In her spare time she loves to read and sleep.
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