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.

Vocal Choir Director

Lucy Andrus

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Lucy Andrus has been making music since childhood, beginning with piano, playing the organ in church as a teen substitute, then choral singing in adulthood. Before moving to Chautauqua County, she was a member of the Parkside Choir of Buffalo under the direction of Gregory White, a member of the Parkside Lutheran Church choir, and participated in area concerts with the WNY Lutheran Chorale and the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Mary Louise Nana. With the Parkside Choir, Andrus participated in a Following in the Footsteps of Bach performance tour of East Germany.     

In 2007, Andrus stepped into the position of choir director at Tri-Church Parish and has been leading the Church’s vocal choir for the past 16 years. Under her direction, the vocal choir continues to present a diverse array of music as worship that is intended to glorify God, support the Scriptures, and stir the congregation to find spiritual meaning inspired by sacred music.  Andrus has also initiated and conducted community concerts in Chautauqua County, and currently resumed the Women’s Outreach Choir she established in 2013 bringing musical worship to incarcerated community members and Christmas programs to residents of long-term care facilities. 

With a shared passion for visual art as well as music, Andrus, professor emeritus of Buffalo State Art and Design Department, also established Tri-Church’s arts ministry program, Art Discovery, open to all community members. For more information on our music and arts ministries, please contact Lucy at, 716-467-3392.      

Musician/Bell Choir Director

Trevor Napoli

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Trevor Napoli is a Sophomore at SUNY Fredonia, studying Music Education. A native of Fredonia, New York, he attended grade school at Fredonia Central Schools. During that time he participated in numerous county, regional, and state festivals for different instruments including voice, piano and clarinet, such as the NYSSMA All-State Conference, as well as the NAfME All-Eastern Conference. He has participated in FHS musicals in the pit, on stage, and on the crew since seventh grade as well, with supporting or lead roles in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls and Carousel. He spent much of his time in high school accompanying groups on the piano, from the elementary level to collegiate level. 

Napoli has previously studied piano with Erica Sioda, Ann Park Rose and most recently Phyllis East. He currently is a proud student of Fr. Sean Duggan, and is in SUNY Fredonia’s College Choir as well as the Masterworks Choir as a tenor. He is also the organist/pianist and bell choir director at Tri-Church Parish in Brocton, New York. He plans to continue to study piano and voice further, as well as accompany more college students and ensembles as possible, as time allows. Furthermore, he would like to thank his parents for all of their support through the years, as well as the many others who have contributed to his continued learning.