Meet Reverend Carrié


Hello! My name is Pierre A.-Carrié. I’ve been the Pastor of the Kenmore United Church of Christ since August, 2013. I’ve been an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) for almost 35 years.

All my ministry has been in the New York Conference of the UCC, serving two churches in the eastern part of New York before moving to the Niagara Frontier in 1994, where I have served a number of churches in both full-time, part-time, and interim calls.    

I’m deeply committed to the idea that the church is the living body of Christ, alive and continuing the work of reconciliation, peace-making and justice that Jesus began (continued from the prophets and witness of the Original Covenant/Old Testament). I like to think I’m a decent preacher, but I firmly believe that I’m called to share the WORD OF GOD, not just what people want to/like to hear; because I also believe that, as much as God loves us as we are, God believes that we can – and wants us to – keep growing (evolving!?) into the beings God created us to be. 

I’m involved in many community groups focused on Peace-making, Social Justice issues, and Ecumenical/Inter-faith relations. I like to sing, and I am a member of the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus.    

I’ve been married to my wife, Kirsten, for over 40 years. She is a co-director of the Center for Christian Growth (a.k.a., “The Resource Center”). We have a daughter, Elan, who is married and lives on Grand Island (and appeared in the Buffalo-filmed movie “Mana From Heaven“ as a dancer), and a Son, Ethan, who is also married, lives in the  Orlando, Florida area, works for the Four Seasons Hotel near Disney World, and was a competitive driver for the US Bob-sled team for several years. We have a puppy named Mara, a “grand-cat” and three “grand-dogs”, we love to garden and – when we get the opportunity – to spend time at our family ‘cottage’ in Algonquin Park, Ontario.     

I try to be available for conversation and first-level counseling. I’m available for weddings – both on and off-site, for ‘home blessings’, and to help you explore your faith and your spiritual journey.      

I hope I’ll get a chance to meet you sometime soon!

Reverend Pierre and his wife Kirsten.