We are excited to announce that Dave Klass will be joining us in September as our Discipleship & Operations Pastor! Dave will primarily oversee our growing Children’s & Youth ministry and the logistics and hospitality of our Sunday Gatherings.
Dave and his wife, Rebekah, have felt the Lord leading them back to the Northeast to serve in ministry and are excited to join our work here in North Adams.
Dave has been in ministry in several different places including North Adams. Back in 2007, during his time as a student at MCLA, he helped to create the MCLA Christian Fellowship. Although Dave enjoyed his time in North Adams he never expected that God would call him back a decade later to help plant a church. However, Dave & Rebekah have a clear calling from the Lord to be a part of helping to make more and better disciples here in North Adams.
Currently, Dave serves as the Pastor of Youth and Connections at his church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Dave has served there for nearly four years after finishing his Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.
Dave has been married to Rebekah since June of 2010, and they have two little girls: Elinoah and Seraphim. Dave primarily grew up the Chicago area and Rebekah in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY. They love to binge watch “The Office”, root for the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees, and compete against each other in fantasy football. Rebekah also attended the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and she loves to use her skills by cooking for family and friends.
We are excited for this step and provision from God because we believe a plurality of elders is critical for the leadership of the local church. We’ve been journeying with Dave & Becka for about 6-months to help discern Dave’s leadership and compatibility with our mission, values and strategy and look forward to have the Klass family with us.
Please join us in welcoming the Klass family to our church and to our area.