Alaina Kleinbeck has been appointed director of Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation (DYA). Previously, she served as assistant director of youth ministry initiatives at Duke Divinity School. She has also served as a mentor on the DYA staff in 2011 and as a ministry coordinator in 2012.
A native of Missouri, Kleinbeck, M.Div. ’13, has served youth ministries and organizations in Nebraska, Texas, and Norway. Before her time with the Duke Youth Academy, she was a director of Christian education working with middle school students at a church in St. Louis, Mo.
Kleinbeck started as director in May 2013.