Chelle Carter-Wilson

Vestry Class of 2026

My faith practice is simple; I rely upon Grace. I am a PK (preacher’s kid) raised in the National Baptist tradition, with African Methodist Episcopals and Presbyterians stretching back 5 known generations. I married an Anglican, whose family’s faith traditions extend well into the 19th century. My church cred is deep and broad.

A 30-year resident of Montclair, I have worshiped at St. Luke’s for more than 5 years after 10 years at Christ Church in East Orange, NJ. My father-in-law’s decades of service on the vestry and as an usher there is an inspiration. We serve.

When the pandemic shut St. Luke’s doors, I volunteered as a virtual verger to do my part. It is a joy and an honor.

With two grown-ish children and an empty next, I am honored to be asked to serve. I pray that my passion for social justice as modeled by Jesus will guide my words and my actions.