Pamela Ebstyne King (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the executive director of the Thrive Center and the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science in the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is coauthor of The Reciprocating Self and coeditor of The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence.
King has conducted research funded by Biologos Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, and Tyndale House. She has served on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology, Journal of Positive Psychology, and Applied Developmental Science. She has also published articles in the Journal on Adolescent Research, Journal of Early Adolescence, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Journal of Psychology and Theology.
In addition to receiving her MDiv and PhD at Fuller, King completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Center on Adolescence and was a visiting scholar under the divinity faculty at Cambridge University. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).