Rev. Todd Kleffman
As you may know,
The Rev. Todd Kleffman
Rev. Todd) is a retired clergy person in our diocese. Recently, Bishop Cate
recommended him to move from St. Alban's Episcopal Church to St.
Here is Todd's biography in his own words:
I'm The Rev. Todd Aaron Kleffman, and I would prefer that everyone just call me Todd.
I was born on June 20, 1963 and am originally from Seymour, IN. I grew up on a farm near Seymour and was always interested in history, religion, and the visual and dramatic arts, as well as almost anything relating to the great outdoors - especially hunting and fishing.
I was graduated from Seymour High School in 1981, from Ball State University in 1986 with a B.A. in Secondary Ed. focusing on Social Studies. From 1986-89 I attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
From 1989-1992 I worked as a youth minister and volunteer coordinator at St. James Lutheran Church, Greenfield, IN. I joined St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield in 1992 and was confirmed there in 1993 by Bishop Ted Jones -so Jackie Means and I go way back. In 1997 I began work as Christian Education Director and Episcopal Campus Minister for Ball State University through Grace Episcopal Church Muncie, IN, but took leave of that position in 1999 to complete my seminary training at Seabury Western Episcopal Seminary.
In 2001 I received my Master of Divinity and was ordained a transitional deacon, serving at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Zionsville, IN, where Bishop Cate Waynick ordained me to the priesthood on Jan. 6, 2002. I served St. Francis until Aug. 2005 when I received a call to server as rector of St. John's, Crawfordsville, IN which I served until July 2011, when I became disabled.
Mike Scime and I have been together for over 25 years now, and although we had a commitment service in our home in 1993, we were legally married in May of 2012 in Niagara Falls, NY, by a Justice of the Peace. Mike and I were brought together by our passion for Christ, and he serves as a deacon at St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
While Todd may be retired, he brings to St. Timothy's his priestly and pastoral gifts and we are grateful for his presence. According to Bishop Cate, Todd has no official role at St. Timothy's . . . understanding that he is retired. On most Sundays, Todd will be joining us at the Altar for worship.