Lesley (Guenard) Clapp

FCA Women’s Ministry

Family Husband: Adam Son: Roman

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, our wedding & having our son!

Favorite Book: The Bible

Favorite Movie: “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Contact: P O Box 296, Blacksburg, VA 24063, (540) 231-8037, lclapp@fca.org

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 through God’s Word to change lives, Lesley is humbled and grateful to be called by God to serve on the campus of Virginia Tech.


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.

Here are some recent newsletters and stats:

Current female sports reached by FCA ministry in some capacity:

  • W Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • W Basketball
  • W Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • W Golf
  • W Track & Field/Cross Country

Weekly Opportunities for female student-athletes:

  • One-one-one meeting/discipleship
  • Small group Bible studies
  • Large group huddle
  • Leadership Team
  • Team specific ministry


Would you like one of our staff members to speak to your church or organization?
We’re happy to talk with you about those opportunities.


Please contact Ms. Taylor-Kate Franklin via email tfranklin@fca.org or call 540-231-8037 for more information.