Rev. Scott ClarkMore Light Board Co-Moderator
Gender pronouns: he/him/his
Rev. Scott Clark serves as Chaplain and Associate Dean of Student Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). Scott is a graduate of SFTS, and also has worked with the seminary’s Program in Christian Spirituality. Before going to seminary, Scott practiced law for twelve years in Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked mainly on cases involving employment discrimination and constitutional law. In addition to his ministry at the seminary, Scott preaches frequently in Bay Area churches.
Scott’s ministry in the broader church includes advocacy for the full inclusion of all people – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer – in the full life of the church. In that work, for a number of years, Scott represented pastors who were prosecuted in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for celebrating the marriages of same-gender couples, before the PC(USA) officially recognized those marriages. Scott celebrates the PC(USA)’s recent moves toward marriage equality, and the community that led the church to a more loving and expansive understanding of the gospel. Scott also serves on the board of More Light Presbyterians. At the heart of Scott’s ministry is the conviction that the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for all people.