Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Director, Educational Programs
Senior Management Area: Divinity School
Class Year: 2022
Alaina Kleinbeck is the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, developing a learning community of 129 grant projects located at colleges, seminaries, denominations, congregations, and other non-profits that support pastors and the congregations they serve. From 2013 to 2018, she was director of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation. She has served organizations and ministries in suburban St. Louis, urban Houston, Central America and Norway. She holds degrees from Concordia University Nebraska and Duke Divinity School. She is committed to developing faithful Christian practices within communities and eliminating barriers to resources for Christian communities and pastors at the margins.