Rev. Dr. Lea Slaton is a native North Carolinian and has served as pastor of Wilson's Mills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Clayton, North Carolina since 2005. During her pastorate, Lea has emphasized leadership development, spiritual formation, and community building. She strives to carry a message of full inclusion that challenges individuals to go into the world and make a difference in the lives of others.
Lea earned a B.A. in Sociology from Mars Hill College. She received her M.S.W. from East Carolina University and her M.Div. from Shaw University Divinity School. Lea recently completed her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Formation and Growth from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
On a more personal note, Lea is an avid coffee drinker, a voracious reader and she enjoys being an adult piano student (and is ecstatic that does not include recitals).
Most of all, Lea is deeply thankful to be hanging on by faith with the good people of Wilson's Mills Christian Church.