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Lesley (Guenard) Clapp

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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Meet Lesley (Guenard) Clapp


Family Husband: Adam  Son: Roman, Father and Mother (John & Chris), Brother (Andrew)

Years on Staff: Seven (5 at VT) 

Favorite Verse : Isaiah 43:1 “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Favorite Professional Teams:  New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and Boston Red Sox

Hometown:         Hanover, MA

Epic moments:    Experiencing the power and presence of the living Savior & Redeemer, college softball, sky diving

Favorite Book:     The Bible

Favorite Movie:  “It’s A Wonderful Life” (all year long)

Contact:                P O Box 296, Blacksburg, VA 24063, (540) 231-8037,

Lesley desires to see coaches and female athletes introduced to and growing in a personal, intimate relationship with the One Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Growing up on the South Shore of Boston, Lesley learned the Gospel early in life and also developed a passion for athletics of all kinds. Attending and playing softball at Wheaton College in Illinois, Lesley’s life continued transforming with a deeper knowledge of Jesus, and she began to realize the enormously unique opportunity and influence that a daughter of the King can have as a female athlete in today’s culture. 

Upon graduating college, Lesley joined full-time staff with FCA as an Area Representative in Loudoun County, VA. After two years in this role, the Lord opened the door to serve as the FCA Women’s Chaplain at Virginia Tech. With her background as a female college athlete, experience in ministry, and passion for the Gospel to change lives, Lesley is humbled and grateful to be called by God to serve on the campus of Virginia Tech.

FCA Women’s Ministry

Lesley Guenard, Female Chaplain
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I am privileged to have the opportunity and responsibility to serve and to seek to see the campus of Virginia Tech impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of female athletes and their coaches.  God has given us a tremendously unique platform to be on-campus within the Athletic Department and to “be there” for any athlete or coach who voluntarily chooses to seek Biblical encouragement, equipment, or empowerment. On an average week, I witness the ministry reaching teams, connecting with coaches, holding on-on-one meetings, coordinating small group Bible studies, and attending practices and games. 

Current female sports reached by
 FCA ministry in some capacity:

Weekly Opportunities for female student-athletes: 


· W Soccer

· Volleyball

· W Basketball

· W Lacrosse

· Softball

· Swimming & Diving

· W Golf

· W Track & Field/Cross Country 

· One-one-one meeting/discipleship

· Small group Bible studies

· Large group huddle                     

· Leadership Team 

· Team specific ministry


2018 Winter Update

Women's Leaders Group 
Every Tuesday night, a group of female athletes from all different teams meet to study the Bible and grow in their relationships with God and each other. This semester, about 10 women from six different sports have met and begun their study of Jen Wilkin's book entitled: "None Like Him."
 Throughout the semester they will consider what the Bible says about who God is and how that affects the way they should live. Please pray for them as they embark on this journey!
Women's Coaches/Staff Group
On Wednesday mornings, as the sun rises, female coaches and other women from various programs of the Virginia Tech Athletic department gather together for an inductive study of the book of Mark. They have been traveling through the 16 chapters of Mark since the beginning of last summer and will be finishing up in the next month. Pray for continued rich study and growth as a group- it's a blessed time!