Chap Clark

Chapman “Chap” Clark is professor of youth, family, and culture in the School of Theology and chair of the Christian Discipleship department. Formerly vice provost for regional campuses and strategic projects and vice dean in the School of Theology, he also serves as director of the Student Leadership Project and is the School of Theology’s representative on the executive board of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Dr. Clark, who has served on faculty since 1997, currently oversees Fuller’s master’s, Doctor of Ministry, and PhD (Practical Theology) students studying youth and family ministry, youth culture, and adolescent development.

A well-known practitioner, adolescent and family scholar, and author, Clark has more than 35 years of experience in direct ministry, holding positions at Young Life, several churches, Denver Seminary, Youth Specialties, and as the senior editor of Youthworker Journal. He currently serves as interim preaching pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California, is president of ParenTeen and Harbor Hope Services, and continues to work closely with Young Life.


Scott Cormode

In 2015 Scott Cormode was named director of innovation, a position created in order to better coordinate the entrepreneurial efforts of Fuller’s centers, institutes and initiatives. Dr. Cormode served as academic dean from 2013 to 2015, after serving on the faculty at Fuller since 2006 as the Hugh De Pree Associate Professor of Leadership Development. He brought significant leadership and teaching experience to this position, as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who served for the previous decade as George Butler Associate Professor of Church Administration and Finance at Claremont School of Theology. Cormode also served at Claremont as associate dean for institutional research, chair of the Curriculum Committee, chair of the Accreditation Team, and principal writer of the Long Range Planning Committee.


Ahmi Lee

Ahmi Lee joined the Fuller faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of preaching after having taught as an adjunct professor. As a “third culture kid” born in South Korea, raised in Japan, and educated in an American international school, Dr. Lee’s unique background and experience enrich her understanding and passion for preaching in the global church context. Prior to coming to Fuller, Lee served in both monoethnic and multiethnic congregations in the Chicago area in the capacities of teaching pastor, college/young adults pastor, and children’s program director. Her 12 years of pastoral experience also includes teaching, directing, and speaking at churches, parachurch organizations, and conferences in countries such as Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, and the United States. Today, she remains an active preacher and speaker worldwide.


Steven Argue

Steven Argue joined the Fuller faculty in 2015 in a hybrid role as assistant professor of youth, family, and culture and as applied research strategist with the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). A thought leader and researcher in adolescent and emerging adult spirituality, he brings decades of on-the-ground ministry experience to his work. He came from Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served from 2009 to 2015 as pastor and theologian-in-residence. Prior to that he was executive director of the Contextual Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, where he designed the seminary’s residency program that provided experience and assessment for seminary students. Dr. Argue has led parachurch organizations that focused on youth ministry strategies and leadership development. Prior to his ministry experience, he worked for Hewitt Associates, a firm that provides human capital and management consulting services.


Juan Martínez

Juan Martínez currently serves as professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership at Fuller as well as special assistant to the provost. Since coming to Fuller in 2001, Dr. Martínez has served as vice president for diversity and international ministries, vice provost, associate provost for diversity and international programs, and director of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community. Among other topics, his research focuses on the history of Latino Protestantism, Latino Protestant identity, ministry in Latino Protestant churches, Latino and Latin American Anabaptists, and transnational mission among US Latinos. A Mennonite Brethren pastor, Martínez also has experience in church planting and teaching in both religious and secular venues. He served as director of Hispanic Ministries for the Pacific District Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church and of Instituto Bíblico del Pacífico, a Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute. Martínez is a recipient of a Templeton Grant through USC to study Latino Pentecostalism in Los Angeles and served as the rector of the Anabaptist seminary in Guatemala City for nine years.


Pamela Ebstyne King

Pamela Ebstyne King joined Fuller as assistant professor of marital and family studies in 2008, after serving the School of Psychology for eight years as an adjunct and research professor. In 2014 she was named Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science. She holds a PhD and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a BA from Stanford. Dr. King’s primary academic interests are applied research at the intersection of human thriving and spiritual development, and she has extensively studied and written on conceptualizations of thriving and positive youth development. Her work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable youth to thrive. In addition to her scholarship, she finds deep joy in teaching and mentoring students at Fuller.

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