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Director of Church Relations

David Kleffman | dkleffman@regent.edu | 757.352.4753

Dave Kleffman is passionate about his role as Regent's director of Church Relations. "Regent University is equipping leaders to change the world for Christ. I see this lived out in tangible ways all the time through our alumni pastors, missionaries, business people, counselors, attorneys and teachers," he says.

He realizes the valuable connection Regent has with the church, and his goal is to establish, cultivate and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships between them. "The hope is that we can form a meaningful partnership with churches and help pastors and ministry leaders access the many wonderful resources Regent has to offer."

Before coming to Regent Dave served in full-time ministry and spent 12 years in Christian higher education, most recently serving as director of admissions for Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in Communication from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and an M.Ed. from Regent University's School of Education, which included coursework in the School of Divinity.

His professional ministry experience includes serving as an assistant pastor and a leader of student ministries. Dave also has love for Latin American missions. He has led numerous short-term teams to Central and South America.

A native of Galion, Ohio, Dave is an avid Ohio State football fan. He and his wife, Jenny, enjoy spending time with their five children and love the outdoors, especially hiking and going to the beach.