Dr. Clay Lein
Cell Phone: 972-896-3069
is a husband, father and pastor.
grew up going to church all the time with his
family, but it never seemed to really connect.
By the time he
had graduated from high school he
had decided that Church was irrelevant and 'quit God'.
He graduated in 1984 with an Electrical Engineering degree and worked eight years in Phoenix, Arizona for Intel Corporation.
wife Jill and they had three kids - all grown now.
Balancing work and family, Clay finished his MBA at Arizona State University and was working on his life plan to be rich and famous by age 30.
God had another plan.
It was during his
time there in Phoenix that Jesus showed up and became relevant to him.
sense of humor, God called this one-time atheist to become a priest.
After three years at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA Clay
Since then he
has been helping start new projects and plant new churches.
Clay is the founding pastor of St. Philip's (in 2002) and continues to be amazed at how much fun an active, healthy church can be.
He loves to learn (he earned his Doctorate of Ministry in 2012) and is passionate about helping people get their heads around the whole 'God thing'.
is the author of Ordinary Faith, published in 2008, about "finding real faith in ordinary life".
It is available for sale on Amazon
and at St. Philip's
needs to go on at least one mission trip a year to stay focused on what counts.
For relaxation he
reads history, works on projects around the house and enjoys a tankard of Guinness Stout at the local pub.