Rev. Tony Clark, Senior Minister:
I first learned to love God’s Creation in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio, where I grew up and went to church camp. My love for God’s creation and a desire to learn how it was put together led me to study microbiology and then veterinary medicine at the Ohio State University, and then to practice veterinary medicine in several Mid-Western states. Following my mother’s death in 2000, a year of personal discernment, and the events of September 11, 2001, I found myself called to ministry and seminary at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing an intensive year-long chaplain training program at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, my ministry has been with hospice patients in suburban St. Louis, middle school youth in Duluth, Minnesota, and with two merging churches in Minneapolis. In 2010, I was called as the senior minister at Arlington Community Church United Church of Christ, and my partner Darrell and I moved to Kensington.
Shanti Moorjani is the music director at the Arlington Community Church. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Crane School of music at Potsdam State University in New York State, working under Arthur Frackenpohl, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Howard Hansen, she went on to receive her Master of Performance in Organ at San Francisco State University in California. She holds a graduate certificate in Kodaly music from Holy Names University and an Orff music credential. She has taught general music in the schools for 15 years, 35 years of private piano instruction, and directed choirs and programs throughout her teaching career.
Oscar Burdick, Organist Emeritus:
Tim K. Murphy, Accompanist:
Jacob Day, Administrative Assistant:
Jacob Day is our administrative assistant and rentals coordinator at ACC’s office. He studied Music Theory, Performance, & English at Berklee College of Music Boston & the University of New Hampshire. He recently moved across the country from NH (his home of 30 years) to pursue new goals working in the Bay Area community arts and music scene. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and writer of numerous musical collaborations & solo projects. He currently lives in Berkeley with his cat Oskar.