Chapin is a native New Yorker, having grown up over the border from New Canaan in Westchester County. His greatest passions in life are being a husband, father, and pastor.

Chapin is a graduate of Boston University School of Theology, and he holds Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor at the Village Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts and the United Church of Christ in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Chapin has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alban Institute, he is an adjunct faculty member in homiletics and pastoral studies at Boston University School of Theology, and he is a resident preacher at the Church at Point O’Woods in Fire Island, New York during the summer.

Chapin’s books include: Lost in the Middle? Claiming an Inclusive Faith for Christians Who Are Both Liberal and Evangelical; Found in the Middle! Theology and Ethics for Christians Who Are Both Liberal and Evangelical; Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality; and As The Spirit Moves: A Daily Devotional.