John McClay graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Psychology and a Concentration in Business. He spent the better part of ten years working in retail sales and management at La-Z-Boy. After so long in customer service, he decided to try another type of service and moved to Baltimore to join a lay missionary community called Source of All Hope that serves the homeless. From there he returned to Virginia with a desire to remain in a faith-based, service-oriented environment. This desire led him to House of Mercy, where he first served as Volunteer Coordinator and now is the Mobile Pantry Manager.