Clearstream is built by a team of amazing .

Our Mission

To transform the way churches communicate with
their people and community.

Our Culture

  • Be Humble

    While we pride ourselves in what we do, our role in the bigger story of church history is transient and relatively small.

  • Be Precise

    In our product development, customer communication, and financial stewardship.

  • Be Honest

    Even when it hurts.

  • Be Balanced

    In work and life. We practice this by having 4-day work weeks for most of our team. Long weekends result in happier families at home and higher productivity and creativity at work.

  • Be Silly

    We take building software for the church really seriously. Ourselves not so much.

  • Be Fundamental

    Spend less money than we make (rare for software companies today); invest in what matters - our product and people; treat each other and our customers with empathy.

By The Numbers

  • 10

    Founded 10 years ago by Michael Lepinay and Trevor Gehman, with version 1 of the Clearstream platform launching in 2013.

  • 4k+

    Over 4,000 churches have signed up, with most of them actively using Clearstream.

  • $0

    We've raised $0 in venture capital and are 100% founder-owned.

Our Story

  • Clearstream was founded in 2010. We knew we wanted to build something together, but we weren’t sure what that something was. In those early years, we did a number of things – building websites, providing live streaming for churches (hence where the name Clearstream originated), and marketing services for businesses. In short, anything to get revenue in the door. Ah yes, the long (but worthwhile) road of bootstrapping a company. During those first couple years, we saw that the options for businesses and organizations looking to use texting were less than ideal. ‘Terrible’ would be a more apt word. The platforms available were poorly designed, slow, and bloated with unnecessary features. So we started building the antithesis texting platform – clean UI, easy to use, and fast. Version 1 was launched in 2013. We’ve come a long way since then, but the methodology for building great software for the church hasn’t changed – beautiful UI, well-thought-out features, and fast.

  • Clearstream was being used by tons of businesses, including some Fortune 500 companies, but we had no passion in what we provided – a text message marketing software. We most enjoyed working with churches. They benefitted the most from using Clearstream, plus the majority of our team members have been involved in ministry for much of their lives. In 2016, the need to pivot to only providing our texting software to churches became clear. So we did just that. Since then, we’ve been working with thousands of churches and non-profits across the U.S. In 2019, we also expanded into Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

    We’re serious about our mission – to transform the way churches communicate with their people and community. To do our part in the mission of the local church.

    – Michael Lepinay and Trevor Gehman, co-founders

Our People

  • Ben Kaiser

    Marketing Manager

  • Brittany Gehman

    Customer Happiness

  • Graeme Nelson

    UX / UI Designer

  • Illia Sakovich

    Front-end Developer

  • Jimmy Britnell

    Customer Success Manager

  • Lizzie Reese

    Customer Success / Content Writer

  • Michael Lepinay

    COO / Co-founder

  • Muaz Ahmed

    iOS / Android Developer

  • Paul Androshchuk

    Back-end Developer

  • Trevor Gehman

    CTO / Co-founder

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