Dr. chap clark

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is lead pastor at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. Through March, 2018 Chap has served as chair of Christian Discipleship department and professor of Practical Theology and Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, for seven years Chap was also Vice Provost at Fuller in charge of Regional campuses and Strategic Initiatives. He has been the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal, a pastor, a Sojourner contributing writer and “Red Letter Communicator,” and is currently president of ParenTeen™, a nonprofit organization helping adults understand and respond to the developmental and spiritual needs of adolescents and emerging adults. Chap is a speaker, trainer, consultant, as well as the author or co-author of 25 books, including the award-winning Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, Sticky Faith, Deep Justice in a Broken World, the 2016 ECPA’s Book of the Year finalist for “Ministry Resources” Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith, and the forthcoming Adoptive Church: Creating an Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong (Baker Academic, fall, 2018)

Before teaching, Chap was on Young Life staff for 15 years as an area and regional director; and for the last 27 years while a seminary professor, Chap has served in a variety of roles in the church and as a consulting producer for a reality television production company. Chap and Dee, a LMFT (www.healingreins.com) have three grown children, two granddaughters and live in Newport Beach, CA and when they can get away in Gig Harbor, WA.

Chap Clark, PhD, is lead pastor at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA.


BA, University of California San Diego
MA, MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Denver

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Church and parachurch leadership, culture, marriage and parenting, adolescent and emerging adult development, teamwork, and spiritual formation.

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