Presbyterian Reformed

Chaplain Bryan and Lisa Clarke

Religious Affiliation
Reformed-Presbyterian. Presbyterian Church in North America (PCNA). GraceFinder Resourcing Network is the charity we started to support chaplaincy work on campus.

Educational History

  • Lisa Clarke: Prior to joining GRN staff Lisa has taught preschool and worked with students since the beginning of the campus chaplaincy work in 2005. Her broad and relational skill set complements work with students as she is always ready to listen, encourage, and guide by grace.
  • Bryan Clarke: Bryan has been serving at the University of Alberta with Lisa since 2005. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada and his graduate studies, earning a Master’s of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. He finished a Master’s in Education and currently, Bryan is working on a Ph.D. in Education and serves as executive director of GraceFinder Resourcing Network (gracefinder.org)
  • Ed Choo (Assistant Staff): Edward was born and raised in California. Immersed in music since high school, Edward completed his undergrad degree in Audio Engineering. After some years in the industry, the Lord drew him out of the business and led him to Seoul, Korea. What originally was only to be a year (self-planned)   turned out to be four (God's plan). He came back to the states to finish off his seminary studies, which he began in Korea.  Ed, now holds an MA in Worship and Music from Covenant Theological Seminary, and continues his studies with CCEF in counseling.  He is currently in the process of working toward a DMin.

Joined the U of A
2005

Why we are Chaplains at the U of A
For students, faculty, and staff – seeking to educate, empower, and encourage leaders to see all of life through the lens of grace, towards all things made new in Christ. We enjoy seeing students grow and learn through their various disciplines and work with them in connecting faith and the academic, breaking beyond a secular/sacred binary.

Current focus at the U of A
GraceFinder Resourcing Network has a mission to promote grace in all of life through connecting campus, church, and city.  We do this through resourcing students with supportive relationships, and teaching on campus, connecting them to local churches for ongoing spiritual growth, and helping them transition to their callings in the city. We resource the church through our connections to students but also through informative, winsome, and encouraging workshops/seminars in areas such as worship, leadership, cultural engagement, and evangelism. We resource the city through educating and developing people with the skills needed for the workplace and to train leaders for chaplaincy. We resource each area through providing resources to students, church leaders, and those involved in their vocations.

Other passions and interests
Hockey, soccer, and our bulldog Ellie

Presbyterian Reformed Chaplains Contact

Bryan and Lisa Clarke
169B HUB Chaplain's Centre
bryan.clarke@ualberta.ca
lisaannclarke@gmail.com