Shane Clark is the founding director of Camp Laughing Child; a Christian therapeutic adventure camp for children living with terminal diseases.  Before establishing Camp Laughing Child in 2002, he directed ecumenical and inter-religious affairs for Habitat of Humanity International.

Shane founded and directed Word Made Flesh from 1991 until 1995.  This ministry is believed to have established the first pediatric AIDS care home in India. It was there that he enjoyed a six-year learning/serving relationship with Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Shane graduated with a B.A. in theology and missions from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.  He earned a M.A. equivalent through a mentorship program with Dr. Sam Kamaleson of World Vision International.  Shane completed a year of studies toward a Ph.D. through the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in Oxford, England.

Shane is a vocalist.  His solo albums feature guest artists which include: Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Buddy Greene, Sonya Isaacs, Jerry Douglas, and many others.

What Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote to Shane:

“Dear Shane,

Thank you for sharing in the humble works of love for the poorest of the poor in India. Always keep the joy of loving Jesus in your heart, and remember whatever you do to the least, you do it to Jesus. May God bless you and keep you, be always in you, so that you continue to be an instrument of His love to all. Keep the joy of spreading the love of Jesus to all.

God bless you.”

Mother Teresa