Through the past 35 years, Mr. McClerren has worked with AWANA clubs, conducted children’s Sunday school classes, and taught adult Bible studies. He is Senior Pastor at Chicago Lawn United Methodist Church.
Mr. McClerren’s undergraduate studies are in Education, his graduate studies in Theology, and postgraduate work in Religious Studies. He is a committed life long learner: a 21st century Renaissance man. Among his accomplishments are those of private pilot, missile technician and certified teacher.
Mr. McClerren has taught for San Diego City College, ITT Technical Institute and the University of Oklahoma. He served as education advisor for the Navy College Program, providing academic counseling for military personnel. He is also the Illinois State Representative for the Wolcott Foundation: an organization that awards fellowships for master’s degree studies at George Washington University.
Mr. McClerren is an accomplished vocal musician. He has served as singing judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has performed with choruses competing on the international stage; medaling twice. Mr. McClerren was tenor in “Take Note” quartet, while winning the Illinois District Senor Quartet Championship three consecutive years. He is also the tenor on the Christmas Grace recording by “A-Men” gospel quartet.
Mr. McClerren is married; and lives with his wife and daughter in Lake County Illinois.