Shay was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant. He graduated from Bishop England High School in 1999, and then received a BS in Business Administration from Newberry College in 2003. He has since been involved in various family businesses. In 2010 Shay and his family joined the community of Saint Peter’s, through which God called him to ordained ministry. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2017. He and his wife, Catherine, have six children and live just down the street from the church. Shay is called and committed to helping people grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus.