Clay & Stephanie Welch
Clay and Stephanie have been married since 2013, and both have worked as Middle School teachers in Nashville for the past 5 years. Clay grew up in Somerset, KY and attended University of Kentucky where he studied Middle School Education and was a youth pastor for 3 years at a church in Lexington. He moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a Masters Degree in Urban Education at Vanderbilt, and that is where he met Stephanie- they were assigned seats together on their first day of class.
Stephanie grew up in Elgin, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She attended Vanderbilt University for her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics. She met Clay and it became apparent that their mutual love for Jesus, and for helping students to seek out their full identity in Christ were key elements in their relationship.
Since being married, Clay and Stephanie enjoy working and growing together in youth ministry!
Clay is pursuing a Black Belt in Krav Maga and is an avid disc-golfer. He is an accomplished amateur video-maker and has a propensity for surprises.
Stephanie enjoys a good book, a good run, and a well-made pan of brownies.
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose."
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