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Clara King


PhD Candidate, Practical Theology

About Clara

An Anglican (Episcopal) Priest from Canada, Clara King is a PhD candidate in Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, studying the pedagogy of adaptive leadership. Clara has been researching and fostering healthy leadership in the Church for almost twenty years, and has been teaching adaptive leadership in the church since 2018. Clara has ten years of ordained ministry experience both in multiethnic urban parish ministry as well as in diocesan ministry developing lay leadership in rural congregations. With her husband Michael, she has two adult step-daughters, two characterful horses, and a delightful Border Terrier named Jonah. They live in Calgary, Canada.


Vancouver School of Theology


Master of Divinity

Queen's University (Kingston Ontario, Canada)


BA in History

Research Interests

Adaptive Leadership, Pedagogy, Practical Theology, Decolonial Theory, Situated Cognition


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