Rev. Gary Richards


Rev. Gary Richards comes to us from New Covenant United Methodist Church in East Hartford, CT. Let us welcome him to the Belmont-Watertown church and community on July 9th when he will be preaching his first service here with us at BWUMC!

Welcome Rev. Gary!

Contact Rev. Gary at 857-600-1282 or

Rev. Mike Clark

recovery outreach

The first 20 years of Mike’s ministry were spent in full-time peace and justice work. In the 1970s he served on the staff of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility of the National Council of Churches. In the 1970s and 80s he was Co-Coordinator of the Riverside Church Disarmament Program, working with the late William Sloane Coffin, Jr. During and following the contra war in Nicaragua Mike worked on the staff of Witness for Peace, including three years as Executive Director of their program in the US and Central America. On nine different occasions, he has been a Study Leader in Regional and Conference Schools of Christian Mission on peace and justice themes. Our Watertown site hosts more than twenty 12-step programs on a weekly basis, and working with people in recovery is a significant part of Mike’s current ministry there. Working as an ally to those battling addiction, Mike has learned the relevance of the Twelve Steps for Everyone. He lives in Watertown with his wife, the Rev. Christine Elliott, and their cats. 

Contact Mike at 617-926-2931 or

Yilin You

Music Director

Yilin You holds a doctorate in piano performance from Michigan State University. She currently teaches piano at the Concord Conservatory of Music, where she has been since 2006. Her church experience includes four years as pianist/organist and handbell choir director at University Baptist Church in East Lansing, Michigan, and three years as pianist/organist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bastrop Texas. She lives in Medford with her husband Paul, a pianist, and their daughter Saffron.

Contact Yilin at

Cherise Sandrock

DIRECTOR of Christian Education & Office Manager

Cherise was assistant director of children's ministry at her previous church near Pittsburgh. She lives in Belmont with her husband Brent and children Darby and Liam.

Contact Cherise at 857-600-1282 or