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Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is the Associate Provost and professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, formerly the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal, a Sojourner contributing writer and "Red Letter Communicator," and president of ParenTeen™ and HURT Seminars. He is a speaker, trainer, consultant, as well as the author of over 20 books, including Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers Baker Academic, 2011); When Kids Hurt: Helping adults navigate the adolescent maze (Baker, 2009), Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers (Baker Academic, 2004, CBA Silver Medalist for Book of the Year), Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World and the recent Deep Justice in a Broken World. Chap has served in many diverse settings over his career, in the church, parachurch, and industry. He was on the Young Life staff for 15 years as an Area and Regional Director, and for the past 20 while a seminary professor, Chap has served as an executive pastor, a senior pastor, and a consulting producer for a New Line television reality show. He is a highly acclaimed resource for community, adult, youth, and family conferences, as well as media, board, corporate and educational consulting and training.
Dee and Chap have been married for over 32 years, and have partnered together in ministry, as well as speaking and writing throughout their married life. They have three grown children: Chap, Jr. (31), Rob (28) and Katie (25). They make their home in Gig Harbor, WA.