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David Wang

Writer & Author


David C. Wang, ThM, PhD is the Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair for the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA, USA). He is also pastor of spiritual formation at One Life City Church (Fullerton, CA) and a licensed psychologist (drdavidcwang.com). His academic and applied work focuses on the holistic formation of Christian leaders, inclusive of the formation of emotional health and resilience alongside the leader’s intellectual and spiritual formation. He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and conducts research on trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and spiritual theology (with a special interest in the experience of the spiritual desert), and various topics related to multicultural psychology, peace, and justice. He also oversees research grants funded by the John Templeton Foundation (on the human and spiritual formation of religious leaders; seminaryformationproject.com) as well as the Lilly Endowment (on mobilizing diverse local congregations to meet the spiritual and mental health needs of trauma survivors).