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.