Dr. Chapman started teaching education courses and mentoring women at Covenant Seminary in 2002. Since then she has enjoyed serving with a variety of Seminary staff teams: Distance Education, Student Life, international students, the Doctor of Ministry program, the Center for Ministry Leadership, Accreditation, the Library, and Academic Administration.
Previous to coming to Covenant, she worked in campus ministry and directed women’s ministry in a local church and in England. She views educational ministry as the lifelong process of growing toward maturity in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit with the body of Christ. Her courses explore ministry-relevant applications of current educational and leadership research, learning theories, and teaching and leadership/management methods. Her current consulting and research focus on leadership, self-stewardship for resilience, cross-cultural learning, and instructional and curriculum design. She co-authored The Politics of Ministry: Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests (IVP, 2018) and Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving (IVP, 2013), and contributed to the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (Crossway, 2014).
Dr. Chapman is married to the other Dr. Chapman at the seminary. They have two adult daughters, who try to keep them tech savvy and media literate. She particularly enjoys serving with Seminary graduates internationally, hiking mountains, and eating ethnic international foods, having never met a chili pepper she didn’t like.