Our Pastor


On behalf of the congregation at Clark’s Chapel UMC, I would like to welcome you to our church. I hope that has you explore this website, you will find yourself welcome to come visit and worship with us.

A bit about me. I am a second career pastor and I still work as a meteorologist/climatologist for the Air Force in the Federal Building in Asheville. My wife, Marjory, and I responded to God’s call in our lives back in 2001 and we each received appointments as pastors in 2003. She serves at our sister congregation, Alexander Chapel. I also entered Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte) that year and completed my Masters of Divinity in 2009.

My passion is preaching and teaching God’s Word. It is a joy to be the pastor of Clark’s Chapel and I hope to see you there.

Rev Ray Kiess (hey, just call me Ray)
Pastor