Michele Clark

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The Rev. Michele K. Clark was appointed Pastor to First United Methodist Church of Greene effective July 1, 2017, at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Upper New York Conference by Bishop Mark Webb.
Pastor Michele holds a M. Div. (2011) from Duke Divinity School of Durham, NC and a Bachelor of Science (2007) in Religion from Mt. Olive College (now The University of Mt. Olive).
Pastor Michele served pastorates at Faison United Methodist Church, Faison, NC from 2007-2011, Eureka United Methodist Church, Eureka, NC from 2011-2015, and Salem United Methodist, Goldsboro, NC from 2015-2017 all in the North Carolina Annual Conference.
Pastor Michele has served on the Capital District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Capital District Spiritual Formation Team, Residency in Ordained Ministry Team Leader, Capital District Building and Location Committee, and completed the two-year Fellows Program through the Academy for Leadership Excellence in Raleigh, NC.
Pastor Michele was elected at the 2018 Upper New York Annual Conference to serve on the Binghamton District Committee on Ordained Ministry.  In 2020, the journey to permanent residence in the UNYUMC Annual Conference was completed.
Pastor Michele is a native of Gloversville, NY, and is married to Bob who is appointed to First Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church. They have three children, Jason Dunham (Tachana and Nadia), Courtney Yerry (Mitch, Grayson and Emelia), and Dan Clark (Carrie, Caden, and Colton).
Pastor Michele has a great love for Jesus Christ and for outreach ministries, spiritual formation, and ministry with the aging. Other interests include grandchildren, church and community, golfing, fishing, kayaking, reading, and meeting people.

Music Director

Winnie Sortman

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Winnie is a lifetime native of Greene and has had the pleasure of serving as organist/choir director for several decades. Earning degrees from SUNY Broome, Hartwick College, and University of Phoenix in music, vocal performance, and education, Winnie enjoyed teaching music and directing musicals for the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District, where she retired in 2017. Winnie remains active in the music world playing keyboard and sewing costumes for local theatre groups, judging voice and piano at NYSSMA festivals, guest conducting, and teaching private voice lessons.