Clay McQuerry spent the first 18 years of his life in Buckner, Missouri, and graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1979.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University before returning to Missouri.

“While pastoring for 16 years, I went on numerous mission trips all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. I always enjoyed helping the less fortunate people we served on those trips, but I also yearned to have an avenue to help the less fortunate people who lived close by.  I knew the need was there, even in my own neighborhood, but I did not know how to connect with them or how to help in some way.

When I found Rebuilding Together, I discovered the avenue I was seeking to help the less fortunate and disadvantaged in this area. Thanks to the gracious support of donors and the willing hands of volunteers, we do all we can to improve living conditions and to make homes more safe, accessible, and livable.” 

With the help of several community leaders, Clay started Rebuilding Together Kansas City in 2001.   This affiliate has grown to where between 500 and 600 volunteers complete essential repairs and safety modifications on over 100 homes every year.  Clay has been recognized for his leadership of RTKC by being awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award and the Service To Mankind Award.

With 18 years of RTKC project oversight experience, and an unbridled passion for transforming homes and lives in the KC Northland, Clay has a plethora of information to share, along with unique, fun, and transformative stories. If you have a need for an engaging speaker for an upcoming meeting or event, call or Email Clay today to find out about bringing him on as a guest speaker.