About The Ministry

Who Is This Ministry?

Paraklete Press of California has been publishing Bible Studies for over 20 years. We are an evangelical extension of the ministry of Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church, located in Rancho Cordova, California. Our editorial staff (see  below) crafts the study with input from contributors across several different Christian churches and denominations.

Paraklete Press was founded by author/editor Elizabeth C. Chapman in 1989, who saw a need for Bible Studies based on the Lectionary Scripture selections read every Sunday in many Churches. These studies make the Scriptures easier to understand, explain historical background and encourage the participants to apply these Scriptures to their lives.

The name “Paraklete” is the word the New Testament uses to describe the Holy Spirit, and the meaning of the word in Greek is “One who is called beside” or is sometimes translated “helper.” Our goal is to help Christians of all denominations who are seeking to know the Lord more intimately by acquainting themselves with the Scriptures.

Our Mission

“To know God, to love God and to make God known to others.”

Ministry Goals: The most important goal for the Bible studies is to help the participants develop a closer personal relationship with the Lord

Editorial Staff

Elizabeth C. Chapman is the publisher and founder of Paraklete Press and the author of  the Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study, a workbook in print and interactive editions.

Thomas Cassady, Editor

Murial Murray,
Assistant Editor

Mickey Boughton,
Assistant Editor

Chris Wash,
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