Associate Priest

The Rev. Clay Calhoun, Associate Priest

Clay came to Holy Apostles in 2017, after earning his Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. 

Introducing himself to the parish, Clay said, 

“I have always loved the church, and am excited to begin my ordained ministry at Church of the Holy Apostles. My life as a disciple is grounded in the spirituality of the Prayer Book and continually nourished by the Eucharist. An evangelical upbringing instilled in me a great affection for the Bible, while my own appropriation of the faith in adulthood has led me to a more catholic spirituality--a high regard for the church and her liturgy and sacraments, the communion of saints as reality seen and unseen, and the importance of orthodox theology. I love to teach and to learn, and am humbled and grateful to be on this adventure of following Jesus with you.” 

Clay grew up in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, at St. Paul's in Coffeyville. He and his wife Michelle were married there in 2004. Clay has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Wichita State University, and has taught American history and government. After graduating from Sewanee, he was ordained a deacon at Grace Cathedral in Topeka, Kansas, and was ordained a priest at Holy Apostles on the feast of Epiphany in 2018. He is now canonically resident as a priest in the Diocese of West Tennessee. 

Clay and Michelle make their home with their five wonderful children, two big dogs, and one chill cat.

Visit Fr. Clay’s blog HERE

To contact Clay, please email him at clay [at] holyapostlestn [dot] net, or call the church office at (901) 937-3830.

Clay takes his sabbath on Mondays.