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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 Christian leaders to change the world. I see this lived out in tangible ways all the time through our alumni pastors, missionaries, business people, government officials, actors, 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.”

Dave began his time at Regent in 2012 and before coming to Regent he served in full-time pastoral ministry and spent well over a decade in Christian higher education. He earned a B.A. in Communication from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and an individualized M.Ed. from Regent University's School of Education with coursework in practical theology and Christian leadership from the School of Divinity. Dave is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Church Leadership from Regent's School of Divinity.

His ministry background includes serving as an assistant pastor, youth pastor and a leader of college 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.