Dr. Chris Adams
Chris is a third generation pastor's kid, and an ordained minister who has served as an associate pastor at a large church. Having recently completed 8 years as an Associate Campus Pastor at Azusa Pacific University, he is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Vocational Ministry (www.apu.edu/ministryasvocation) at Azusa Pacific Seminary. This new center is focused on cultivating resilience in ministry leaders through research and formational resources. He also teaches pastoral care and counseling in the seminary, as well as psychotherapy and Christianity integration courses in the graduate psychology department.
Chris is a consultant to a number of denominations and seminaries in the areas of clergy candidate assessment, clergy health, and pastoral leadership formation. He is currently participating as a consultant and researcher with the Duke Clergy Health Initiative (divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/clergy-health-initiative), Profiles in Ministry Project for the Association of Theological Schools, and the Flourishing in Ministry project at the University of Notre Dame (wellbeing.nd.edu).
Chris is a frequent lecturer at seminaries, retreats, and conferences. He is married to Lori, a cardiac nurse, and they have two young children. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, scuba diving, and music (especially jazz).