The Reverend Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton – Transitional Senior Minister
Rev. Dr. Clayton serves as the Transitional Senior Minister and comes to Brick Church with an impressive history of experience within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), both as a pastor to four congregations and as faculty at the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Kim is a graduate of Columbia Seminary (MDiv’84, DMin ’08) and most recently served as the Director of Contextual Education at Columbia. Before being called back to the seminary, Kim served as the Pastor/Head of Staff at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC.
Rev. Dr. Clayton has published essays and liturgy in publications such as Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary; Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship; Feasting on the Word Worship Companion Volumes 1-6; Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook; and Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry. Kim has two children, Jonathan and Katherine. Jonathan is an app developer living in Decatur, GA and Katherine is a student at Georgia State University. Kim’s partner in life, Melanie Sovine, holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology with a thirty-year history of work in HIV/AIDS. Together they have two dogs, Marisol and Bentley. Contact Reverend Clayton 212-289-4400 ext. 245.
The Reverend Douglas T. King – Senior Associate Minister
The Rev. Douglas T. King serves The Brick Presbyterian Church as the Senior Associate Minister. His responsibilities include supervising the staff, pastoral care and mission. Doug grew up on the North Shore of Long Island in East Setauket. He studied philosophy at Stony Brook University and wrote for several student publications. Following his graduation from college, he spent a year in mission work with political refugees from Central America in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, Calif.
Doug attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1990 through 1993. During his time at Princeton, he had the opportunity to serve congregations in Trenton, N.J. and Brooklyn, N.Y. Following seminary, Doug served as the outreach intern for Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C.
In 1994, Doug accepted a call to be an associate pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, N.Y. During his tenure at Westminster, he met Marta Rummenie, a member of the Westminster staff who worked with children and youth. They were married in the spring of 2001 with more than 500 church members in attendance. Doug is the cook of the family, and Marta is ever-ready with the tool belt. Contact Reverend King 212-289-4400 ext. 241
The Reverend Adam D. Gorman – Associate Minister for Faith Formation and Congregational Fellowship
Adam Gorman is the Brick Church’s first Associate Minister for Youth and Family Ministry. Gorman was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where he was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. He was heavily involved in the youth group, and served as a Deacon and on the Nominating Committee to select the new Youth Minister for the Westfield church.
In high school, Adam attended The Morristown Beard School and later studied Marketing at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. He had not yet considered ministry as a career option but it was something he loved to be a part of.
After college, he worked for AIG at its Wall Street headquarters and continued to volunteer for the youth group at his home church and at a youth-run soup kitchen. These volunteer activities showed Adam that he could combine his passions with his career options. He then interned at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield as a Youth Minister Intern.
Adam became a nonprofit fundraiser for several years at the United Way in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before eventually enrolling at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2011, he received a dual degree: a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry. While studying at Princeton, he served as a Student Minister with the youth of Nassau Presbyterian Church, was a chaplain at JFK Medical Center, and worked one-on-one with the Rev. Kathryn Henry at The Peapack Reformed Church. He was asked by the Rev. Janice Ammon, minister of the chapel at Princeton Seminary, to help develop a Pastoral Care program and form a team for an ongoing ministry to the Seminary. He had the honor of being chosen by his professors to speak during the Princeton Theological Seminary Graduation in 2011. He also led the PTS Ultimate Frisbee Team! He has a passion for youth ministry and involving youth as integral members of the missional church. Contact Reverend Gorman 212-289-4400 ext.268.
Pastor Emeritus – The Reverend Michael L. Lindvall (faithfully served The Brick Church and the Brick Church Community from 2002 to 2017).