Meet Scott Lucas

We are excited to introduce our newest Wealth Advisor, Scott Lucas! Scott works with Ashley Walsh serving clients in the Pittsburgh area. We are blessed by Scott’s heart for deep and authentic relationships and looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use his unique gifts and experience at Beacon Wealth Consultants.Scott and Shari Lucas

Scott and his wife Shari live in Greensburg in Western Pennsylvania, not far from where Scott grew up in Freeport. As a 12-year-old, Scott’s first job was pumping gas at the River Forest Yacht Club right on the Allegheny River! He attended Westminster College where he played football and graduated with a degree in Environmental Science. An interesting fact is that Scott owned and operated a small environmental consulting company for almost ten years.

Scott studied in graduate school at Duquesne University, earning an MSEd in Counseling. This education and training combined with his relational, people-oriented personality gives him a unique approach to advising clients that is both results driven as well as collaborative in nature. Building relationships is what he enjoys most about his work as a Wealth Advisor — the journey that is undertaken together, the planning, the decision making, the honing in on what is truly important to the client.

Scott worked as an advisor at another firm for several years but a seemingly random email he received in 2021 changed all that. The email was from Kingdom Advisors, a national association for Christian financial professionals, advertising their annual conference. Shortly afterwards, Scott enrolled in the Certified Kingdom Advisor program and began to feel it might be time to either start his own advisory firm or join a group of like-minded Kingdom Advisors. A search on the Kingdom Advisor website helped him find Beacon Wealth Consultants! As he learned more about BWC and our approach he became more interested and could see the shared values and faith-based investing strategies. After several conversations with Rick and Cassie Laymon and reading Cassie’s book, it all made perfect sense to join Beacon Wealth. We are so happy a “random” email set off the chain reaction that brought him here!

In his free time, Scott loves to read and spend time in nature, mostly lakeside or somewhere near water. He also really enjoys quiet time with his wife and best friend, Shari. They love doing things together and sometimes not doing much at all, which is just fine! He also really enjoys seeing and experiencing new places and cultures, specifically in the domestic US. Scott says, “I love the nuance that we find within our own borders. While we are one people under the flag of the United States, it is so much fun to get to know other peoples and thereby be able to walk in their shoes from time to time. I love seeing new things and places so sometimes a day-drive to some place I have never been to before is my cup of tea. Shari enjoys the destination while I relish the journey.”

Welcome Scott!

 

Some fun facts about Scott in his own words

Favorite quote: Shari’s grandfather, Pappy, was a mechanic and he was wise and kind and sweet. He was this little strip of a man with a huge heart and seemingly endless patience, though I have heard him swear a time or two when working on cars. But really, who hasn’t done that? Confounded things. Anyway, Pappy had the delightful ability to see life, and apply life’s wisdom, through the lens of his profession. He would use analogies and stories to bring wisdom to life in a real way. One time he and I were talking early on in my relationship with my wife, and I was a bit…frustrated…with her. He chuckled because he knew and had lived through similar things. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as we know most times. He looked at me and said, “You got to put it in neutral.” It was his way of saying don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t take life so seriously. You got to coast from time to time. That little nugget of wisdom from a 75-year-old mechanic has never left me.

Favorite Bible verse: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11: 28-30

Chokes me up every time I read it just about. It really talks to the reader on several different levels. It is intimate and is a promise that He will always keep. Charles Stanley’s #1 Life Principle is Your intimacy with God, His highest priority for your life, will determine the impact of your life. Everywhere you look in the Bible you see a God who is seeking intimacy with His children, and I love that. I love that He is the Lion of Judah, the Conquering King, and yet He describes Himself as gentle and humble in heart. It endears Him to me every time I read it.

Top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books: Charles H. Stanley Life Principles Bible, A Better Country by Dan Schaeffer, The Runelord Saga by the late David Farland

Favorite movie and/or music group: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Imporium and the Lord of the Rings series – Hillsong for the music group

Dream vacation destination: Hawaii and Yellowstone are neck and neck

 

Shout outs from Scott’s teammates!

Scott has a gift for big ideas.  He’s creative, innovative, and constantly looking for improvements to elevate the service we provide to clients.  God has also given Scott the desire and ability to develop deep, meaningful relationships with others.  He genuinely cares about people, the things that matter most to them and their walk with the Lord.  He challenges others to ponder God’s plan for their life and encourages them to develop a more intimate relationship with Jesus.  Before I was an employee, I was a client of Scott’s and he called just to pray with me when he found out my dad was in a terrible accident.  His work is his ministry.  He is an exceptional person and I’m blessed to call him my friend. – Ashley Walsh

Scott brings a lot of fun to the Beacon Wealth team! He’s committed to honoring God through his business and places the highest value on his relationships with his clients. He’s an educator at heart and is always coming up with new ideas to help people understand all of the options available to them and ultimately make biblically wise financial decisions. – Cassandra Laymon

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