The Rev. Mari J. Clark was appointed to serve the Middlebury United Methodist Church by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Clark began her ministry in 1994 after graduating from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. She previously served churches in Burlington, North Ferrisburgh, and Bradford Vt., as well as East Greenbush, N.Y.
Rev. Clark lives in South Burlington with her husband Andy Clark, retired but working parttime for City Market in Burlington. The couple, married for 45 years, has three adult children and five grandchildren. Two of the families live nearby in Waitsfield and Waterbury. The other lives in Bangor, Maine. Before becoming a minister, Rev. Clark was a teacher of the deaf, working a various schools in the Albany area and at the Communications Disorder Center in Albany, N.Y. She is looking forward to working with her congregation on continuing mission projects and outreach into the community.
Our Organist & Choir Director
Dr. Kevin Parizo, a Middlebury native, is a Liturgical Musician and serves as a conduit striving to bring people closer to Christ. He has played the pipe organ for the past fifty years at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury and also plays at +umcMiddlebury as well. Parizo has played thousands of hours and has brought organ and piano music to three generations. He began sharing the organ duties with his teacher Ms. Burns starting in his freshman year of high school at MUHS, went on to the Conservatory of Music in Montreal and obtained a degree in Musical Performance, a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his Doctorate degree in Sacred Music and Organ from Concordia University of Montreal. Dr. Parizo has earned accolades and been named the Artist of the Year by the American Guild of Organists.