About LAC
About LAC
Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark Clemot, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev.ClemotDr. Clémot (her name rhymes with "Hello!") comes to us from Princeton, New Jersey, and is thrilled to be joining our community. Fully trained as an interim pastor, Dr. Clémot recently completed a three-year term as interim Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen and also served as a Trustee for the Presbytery of Elizabeth. Previously she served as Associate Pastor in Smithtown, New York, for three years at the First Presbyterian Church there, after graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary. In Seminary she was awarded prizes for her writing on leadership among clergy in the Black church and on Christian Ethics. She was also chosen to represent the student body on the Seminary President Search Committee in her senior year.
Dr. Clémot is a second career pastor. She is a 1987 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she wrote her law journal article on the First Amendment Freedom of Religion Clause. Dr. Clémot then practiced international corporate law for two decades in New York, London, and Paris (under her maiden name Ellen Clark) before following a persistent call to ministry - and a name change to reflect her new vocational identity. Dr Clémot graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, with a double major in Religious Studies and Creative Writing and spent her junior year of college studying in the Faculty of Divinity at Edinburgh University in Scotland. A life-time learner, Dr. Clémot completed her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2020 at Duke Divinity School with a focus on Christian leadership and the Christian ethic of welcome.
 Ellen is married to André-Louis Clémot, whom she met while on a work assignment in France. They lived in Paris for several years before returning to the U.S. with their daughters Annabelle, now a Construction Project Engineer in Princeton and 2017 graduate of Brown University, and Amélie, a 2018 graduate of Wesleyan University, currently working for social justice in Washington D.C.       
Last Published: May 5, 2020 5:13 PM