Meet Our Pastors

Meet Our Pastors 2017-04-11T21:42:43+00:00

The Reverend Kevin Clementson

Co-Senior Pastor
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Pastor Kevin was born and raised on a farm in northwest Minnesota. A graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Social work, Kevin worked developing group homes and serving as a client advocate through the Minnesota Association for Retarded Citizens.  Kevin attended seminary at Gettysburg where he met Martha.  In 1982 Kevin and Martha were ordained and served together in a two point parish in the Beaver Valley north of Pittsburgh, PA.

In 1987 when Martha was called to serve as an assistant to the Bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA, Kevin was called to serve as Pastor of the newly formed New Hope Lutheran Church.  During his tenure at New Hope, Kevin oversaw the construction of a new church facility; the development of one of the fastest growing congregations in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod.  In 1994 Pastor Kevin was called to serve Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  During his tenure at Berkeley Hills, Pastor Kevin helped a congregation reverse thirty years of declining membership, call a second pastor and move the congregation to a building expansion program to meet the growing ministry needs of the congregation.  Pastor Kevin has served on the Board of Trustees for Thiel College and as a Board member for Lutheran SeniorLife, a Lutheran Service agency that provides care for the elderly of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

At Grace Pastor Kevin works as Co-Senior Pastor with Pastor Martha.  He works with the Social Ministry, Stewardship, Property and Finance Committees and has primary responsibility is working with the Stephen Ministry program at Grace.  Pastor Kevin teaches a men’s adult Bible Study at Johansson’s in Westminster and leads an adult Bible Study during the Christian Education hour.

The Reverend Martha Clementson

Co-Senior Pastor
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A native of Pennsylvania, Pastor Martha grew up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania where her father served as a Lutheran pastor.  She is a graduate of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg.

Pastor Martha began her service at Grace in December, 2007.  Along with Pastor Kevin, she provides leadership in worship, preaching, teaching and pastoral care.  Pastor Martha relates to the Evangelism, Adult Education, Christian Education, and Worship Committees at Grace.  She also works with the Personnel Committee.

Prior to arriving at Grace, she served for twenty years as Assistant to the Bishop in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  In that role, she assisted a variety of congregations in times of transition, especially when they were exploring the focus of their ministry, or searching for a pastor or staff member, or struggling though a time of conflict.  She served congregations and the synod in the areas of Congregational Life, Leadership Development and Candidacy.  Pastor Martha served on the ELCA Evangelism Task Force and was a participant in the 2006 ELCA Ecumenical Visit to international church bodies in Geneva, Istanbul, Rome and London.

Pastor Martha and Pastor Kevin are parents of one daughter, Beth, who is a M.Div. student at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.