Our Staff

Parker H. Prout, Pastor
The Rev. Will Porter, Pastor Emeritus
Nick Nicassio, Director of Music
David Visaggio and Ross Porter, Lay Leaders
Art Covey, Sexton
Judith Tidmus, Secretary

Pastor: Parker H. Prout

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Pastor Parker Prout began his ministry at UMC of Mount Kisco in July, 2015. He was part of the ministry team at NOW UMC cooperative parish in Putnam/Westchester prior to being assigned to Mount Kisco. He participated in the NY-CT District’s Certified Lay Minister (CLM) development program for three years and before that was a certified Lay Servant. Pastor Prout, a life-long United Methodist, also was minister of music at East Avenue UMC in Norwalk, CT where he has resided since 2003. He received a BA from Trinity College and an MS in counseling from the University of Hartford. Before being called to ministry, Pastor Prout was a corporate Human Resources executive and consultant. He serves on the NYAC Personnel Committee and has been a trustee for a YMCA summer camp in CT for over 20 years. Parker and his wife Diane DiBella have two adult children.                           

Director of Music: Nick Nicassio

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Pianist, composer, conductor, and tenor, Nick Nicassio is a collaborative artist with a diverse musical background. In addition to being the Director of Music at the United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco, Mr. Nicassio is a member of the staff at the Play Group Theatre in White Plains, where he has been the musical director for numerous stage productions, including Into the Woods, Footloose, Bat Boy: the Musical, Shrek the Musical and others. Mr. Nicassio is an Associate Conductor with the National Children’s Chorus in New York City, directing a group of young singers who perform seasonally in showcases held at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Manhattan.

As a composer, Mr. Nicassio writes choral and vocal music, and composes for film. He was commissioned to write choral music for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Young Men’s Ensemble. His works have been performed in concerts in Los Angeles as well as on tour, and in choral workshops and master classes worldwide. Mr. Nicassio has written music and lyrics for original musicals, which have been performed at the Play Group Theatre.

Mr. Nicassio received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and has sung with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Mr. Nicassio enjoys giving voice and piano lessons, and maintains a studio with students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Art Covey, Chairman of Trustees, Sexton & Head Usher (pictured right) Andre Ferrara, Head Usher (pictured left)

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Judith Tidmus

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