For more than a decade, THE HUDSON VALLEY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT has been the premier leadership training event of the Hudson Valley. Specifically designed for church workers and Christian leaders across all levels of ministry and leadership, the Summit is a one-day, intensive training experience imparting practical skills and fresh insights to take your leadership to the next level. We hope you and your team will join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at The Mission Church, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 



Excellence is to perform at the upper range of your talent and skill. It is a refusal to settle for mediocrity, to be just “good enough.” It means that whatever our hand finds to do, we do it with all of our might, to the glory of God, for the greatest impact on those we serve and lead.

We live in a very “mediocre” world. Many people are content to simply put in their time without applying their best effort. For the leader, this is intolerable. Leaders are meant to inspire, to drive, to bring people to a level of performance that reveals their best and highest abilities. Leaders who settle for less will diminish their influence and demotivate their teams.

Join us at this year’s Hudson Valley Leadership Summit and discover the uncompromising value of uniting your team in the pursuit of excellence. Learn to define excellence and how to achieve it in your culture. Our keynote speaker is Doug Clay, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God. His commitment to excellence has been an inspiration to our generation. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your leadership to a new level of excellence.

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Doug Clay was elected chief executive officer of the General Council of the Assemblies of God at the 57th General Council in August, 2017. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. The church has close to 13,000 congregations in the United States with nearly three million adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship with a membership of over 69 million.

Prior to his present position, Clay served the church as its general treasurer for nine years. He was superintendent of the Ohio District from 2004-2008, and pastored Calvary Assembly of God in Toledo, Ohio, from 1997-2004. Clay has also served as the Assemblies of God national youth director (1995-1997), Ohio District youth director (1989-1995) and as a youth pastor in Ohio and Iowa. He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

Clay has a passionate love for the local church; he is a church health enthusiast and he effectively equips leaders to grow in their calling. Clay is the author of Ordered Steps and Dreaming in 3D.

He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

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The Mission Church

4101 Rt. 52, Holmes NY 12531 | 845.878.3380

The Hudson Valley Leadership Summit will be held at The Mission Church.  Located in NY’s beautiful Hudson Valley, our spacious facility and hospitable staff are looking forward to serving you with excellence and making your experience at the Summit enjoyable and life transforming.  For more information, check out  For directions, visit this link.

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