Chaplain Support

What does a chaplain do?

A chaplain provides pastoral and spiritual support. If you are going through a difficult time, or if you just need someone to talk with, consider meeting with a chaplain. A chaplain may be helpful when facing major transitions, difficult decisions, ethical questions, illness, loss, or conflict.

A chaplain is available to meet with anyone, regardless of their tradition, culture, or beliefs. Since chaplains usually work in multi-faith settings (such as hospitals, universities, and jails), they are prepared to meet with anyone who is interested. Chaplains commonly meet with people of different traditions and beliefs.

A chaplain practices and represents a particular spiritual tradition. For example, a chaplain may be rooted in the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or other tradition. Chaplains often offer programs and practice opportunities for those who are interested in their particular tradition.


Clark is a Buddhist chaplain. He specializes in working with conflict, and is available to consult with individuals, organizations, and communities. Clark serves as a chaplain with Island Insight Meditation Community and at the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction. He also serves as a mentor to students in the Upaya Zen Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. He practices from an interfaith perspective with people of any tradition or belief.

Clark received his BA in Philosophy and Religion from Lycoming College, performed graduate studies at Wesley Theological Seminary, received a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from Teachers College at Columbia University, and is a graduate of the Upaya Zen Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. He is also an alumnus of the Lisle Fellowship/Gandhi Peace Foundation program in India.

Next Steps

Contact Clark to arrange a meeting. If the meeting feels useful, additional meetings may be arranged.

Clark typically charges no fee. Gifts from anyone are greatly appreciated so that he may continue this work.