The Rev. Carmen L. Perry is an ordained elder in full connection in the Upper New York Annual Conference. This year she is beginning her fifth year as the pastor here at Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church. Prior to moving to The Chautauqua Institution, Rev. Perry served Boulevard United Methodist Church in Binghamton, NY and as an associate pastor in and around the city of Buffalo, NY. Rev. Perry has a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and a Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Texas A&M University: Kingsville. Prior to entering seminary, Rev. Perry worked as a licensed speech-language pathologist. Rev. Perry is married. Her husband, the Rev. Nicholas Perry, is also an ordained elder in full connection in the Upper New York Annual Conference. They, along with their son, Nathan, daughter Nadia, yellow Labrador Retriever, Millie, and Collie-Shepherd Mix, Maggie, live here on the grounds year round.