Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark Clemot, is Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, a 700 member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Dr. Clemot is the author of “Discerning Welcome,” a book to help congregations decide why and how to welcome the refugee, legally and ethically, into their neighborhoods, especially the undocumented refugee already resident there. A lawyer, Christian ethicist, practical theologian, and preacher, Dr. Clemot offers practical advice for the discerning Christian to promote peaceful communities and facilitate Christian welcome.
Dr. Clemot earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke University and Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to entering the ministry, she practiced law with Cravath Swaine & Moore and later at Clifford Chance in offices located in New York, London, and Paris. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Brown University. She preaches, writes, and teaches on topics of religion, ethics, and living a Christian life in a secular world from the perspective of the reformed church, ever reforming.