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The Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark Clémot

The Reverend Dr. Ellen Clark Clémot joined us as the fourth Senior Pastor of PCCT in November 2020.  She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School in May 2020 and her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2012.  She wrote her doctoral thesis on the ethics of refugee welcome and has published articles in Christian Century and Faith and Leadership magazines.  Ellen, a native of Simsbury, Connecticut, raised in the UCC/Congregational Church, describes her call to ministry as a love for preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.  She majored in religion and creative writing during her undergraduate years at Brown University, graduating in 1984.  But she followed a family tradition in pursuing a law degree after college instead of attending seminary.  She graduated from New York University’s School of Law in 1987 and practiced law internationally in New York, London, and Paris for over 20 years before finally heeding the call to ministry.  Ellen met her husband, André-Louis Clémot, on a work assignment in Paris and they were married in 1994.  They came to the U.S. together with their two daughters, Annabelle and Amélie, in 1999 and lived in Manhattan.  Today Annabelle is a project engineer with a construction firm in New York City.  Amélie resides in Washington D.C. where she works as a paralegal and volunteers for social justice organizations.