Pastor Gilman was appointed to serve the Clarence Center United Methodist Church in July of 2018.
Pastor Ray and his wife Andrea have brought their joy with them in the presence of their three daughters; Katie, Tori, & Lexie. Their adult son Dylan is currently working/studying in the greater Rochester area.
Pastor Ray has served several churches in Western NY since entering into ministry. He comes to ministry with an extensive background in business, marketing, & advertising. Ray holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and a Master of Divinity degree from a combined program with Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Pastor Gilman is currently a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church progressing to become an Ordained Elder in the near future.
Pastor Ray’s passion for the Lord and a deeper Scriptural understanding have inspired him to surrender to the Lord’s call and ‘go wherever Christ commands’ and do good work for the Kingdom of God. He has a deep, missional heart.