Scott LeClair was born in Syracuse, New York. He accepted Christ after a week of church camp at the age of 14. Throughout his life, Scott’s aunt and uncle poured into his life, showing him that a life dedicated to Christ was a life of joy. Through their example and the example of his cousin, who is a pastor, Scott began his journey to seek the Lord’s will for his life. He graduated from SUNY Cortland, Cortland, New York, with his B.S. in Psychology and began working with non-profit organizations attached to the local school district, helping at-risk students.
In June 1990, Scott married his wife, Jill. Jill had grown up as a pastor’s daughter and together they began seeking the Lord. Working with the guidance counselors in the local school inspired Scott to return to Syracuse University to pursue a master’s degree in Counselor Education. He spent the next 20 years as a guidance counselor, as he and Jill raised their two girls, Adyson and Micah.
Throughout his career as a guidance counselor, Scott worked as a para-professional in the local church. Teaching Sunday school classes, serving as a youth leader, and later as a deacon, Scott was always actively involved in the local church. Inspired by friends who were serving in missions, he felt a calling to support those missionaries financially, but never thought he would be called to missionary service himself.
Through his friendship with Joe Salvagni, a Score missionary, Scott felt led to come on board and help with fund-raising, so that Joe could serve more freely. After a visionary trip to the Dominican Republic, Scott found that he could do so much more. Inspired by the work he saw happening in the Dominican Republic, he was impressed by the practicality of the Water House Project. By meeting the basic need of providing clean, drinkable water, pastors are able to build relationships with the local people enabling them to share the Gospel message. Not only are the pastors meeting the physical need every person has for clean water, but they are also able to meet the spiritual need that every person has for Jesus. Scott is working as part of the Water House Project team and will assist the local pastors in making disciples of the Dominican people.
“But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirst again – ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.” John 4:14