Former Episcopal chaplain, Princeton University • Founding president, Princeton in Africa
2017 Speaker

Brunswick, Maine

Frank Strasburger has devoted most of his 50-year career as a teacher and priest to young people. After serving as a teacher, chaplain and administrator at some of the nation’s leading independent schools, he spent more than a decade as the Episcopal chaplain at Princeton University. He has served, as well, in a number of Episcopal parishes, both in this country and abroad. Strasburger is co-founder and emeritus president of Princeton in Africa, a highly acclaimed international service fellowship organization that provides outstanding recent college graduates unique opportunities to serve in developing nations. A Jew by birth, he has spent much of his ministry exploring how to minister effectively across pluralistic boundaries.

Now retired, Frank teaches writing to high school seniors and serves on a number of nonprofit boards, with a focus on students and Africa. He founded and continues to facilitate the Bowdoin College Men’s Group, a group of students who meet weekly to explore together what it means to be a man. In 2012, he wrote Growing Up: Limiting Adolescence in a World Desperate for Adults in an attempt to help young people take control of when, how and whether they become adults. Father of three grown children (one of whom lives in Boulder) and grandfather of one, he lives with his wife Carrie on Middle Bay in Brunswick, Maine.