Ed Clavell, D.Min.


D.Min., Phoenix Seminary

M.Div., Phoenix Seminary

B.B.A., Baruch College


Dr. Ed Clavell is an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Leadership at ACU. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College School of Business, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, in Leadership, from Phoenix Seminary. Dr. Clavell began his professional career as a metal craftsman and entrepreneur in New York City. Upon moving to Arizona, Dr. Clavell continued his entrepreneurial ventures, as owner-operator of Jessco Industries and production manager of Heritage Metalworks, along the way he transitioned into church ministry and academics. His ministry experiences include; Children’s Pastor, Church Plant Pastor, and Executive Pastor.

Dr. Clavell has served as Dean of Students at Phoenix Seminary, Director of Escuela de Esperanza, adjunct professor at Southwestern/ACU and interim Chair of Biblical Studies Department at Arizona Christian University. He is a member of National Association of Church Business Administrators and Christian Business Faculty Association.

In 2011, Dr. Clavell founded Pilgrimage Consulting, coming alongside; Pastors, Business Leaders and Organizational Leaders to develop strategies and systems needed, to reach the vision God has given these leaders and their organizations to grow His [God’s] Kingdom. He also enjoys being a member of an exciting core of teaching Pastors and leading a Spanish Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church-Tempe.

Dr. Clavell and his wife Sandra live in Chandler, Arizona. They have been married for over 35 years. They have two adult sons Shawn and Justin.

Dr. Clavell is a fan of the game of baseball, with his favorite teams being the Arizona Diamondbacks and NY Mets. In addition, he enjoys music, cooking, reading and spending as much time as he can with his family.


“Why Are Spanish Churches Offering English Services”

Connection Magazine, March 2013


“The Future of Latino Ministries”

Connection Magazine, July 2012


“Keeping Records Is Important”

Connection Magazine, June 2012


“Ideas Have Consequences”

Connection Magazine, January 2012


“’NONE’ Fastest Growing Religious Identification Among Latinos”

Connection Magazine, October 2011