Clara Wilder


Clara Wilder

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Pastor Clara has been the pastor here at Tri-Church Parish since July 1, 2019.

She is a licensed local pastor (LLP) in the United Methodist denomination. She completed and graduated from United Methodist Course of Study at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC in 2021.

She has been retired from the Olean City School District as the shipping and receiving department since January 1, 2016.

She resides in the church's parsonage along with her dog, Princess, and 2 grandchildren, Cassandra and Sebastian. Her husband, Gary, passed away November 21, 2022 from Alzheimer's disease.

Pastor Clara participates in worship services periodically at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab facility in Dunkirk and at the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville. She assists in leading the study, Clean, Sober, Saved, at the Chautauqua County Jail as well.

Pastor Clara is a board member of Veterans 4 Christ which is located in Brocton. She is, also, a member of the Brocton/Portland Ministerial and Brocton/Portland Seniors groups.