Ministers

The Reverend Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton –  Transitional Senior Minister

Dr. Kim Clayton

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  

 

The Reverend Douglas T. King – Senior Associate Minister

Doug King

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

The Reverend Rebekah McLeod Hutto – Associate Minister for Christian Education and Discipleship

Rev. Hutto serves as Brick Church’s Associate Minister for Christian Education and Discipleship. She oversees children and adult education programs and serves with the New Member and Evangelism committee as well as the Communications committee at Brick. She is from Greenville, S.C., and she graduated from Wofford College in 2002 with a B.S. in Psychology. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Duke University Divinity School in 2006.

In 2007, Hutto received her first call in ministry to serve as Associate Minister of Christian Education at Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC. She has a passion for storytelling and loves teaching all ages hoping to make Christian Education relevant to a wide range of people, regardless of where they are in their spiritual formation.  In 2016 she published her first children’s book, The Day When God Made Church, with Paraclete Press and followed it with her second book Paul and His Friends: A Child’s First Book About the Apostles in 2018. .

Her husband, Rev. Dr. William (B.J.) Hutto, is an ordained Baptist Minister.  He serves part-time as the Associate Minister at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in N.Y.C. Rebekah, B.J., and their children, Hannah Ruth and Elijah, are happy to be at The Brick Church and live in New York. Contact Reverend Hutto

The Reverend Adam D. Gorman – Associate Minister for Youth and Family Ministry

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