CLEARWATER – Clearwater Christian College has named Dr. John F. (Jack) Klem as the school’s fifth president.
Klem holds degrees from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa.; Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa.; and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minn. He has served as vice president of academics and dean of graduate school at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wis., and academic dean and executive vice president at the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia Beach, Va., where he also served on the faculty as professor of biblical theology and exegesis.
Klem is currently senior pastor of the Brookdale Baptist Church in Moorhead, Minn. He is originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He and his wife, Cathy, have two adult children. He will follow current president Richard A. Stratton who concludes his 10-year tenure with the institution in the spring.