Alumni Spotlight: Lee Kliewer
Dr. Lee Kliewer, 1974 Graduate
Dr. Lee Kliewer attended Ross Corners Christian Academy half of his Junior and Senior year after transferring over from Binghamton North High School. A couple of Lee’s friends talked highly of RCCA and encouraged him to transfer. After visiting RCCA Lee knew RCCA was where God wanted him to be.
After graduating from RCCA Lee attended Baptist Bible college and graduated with his Bachelors in Sacred Music in 1978. He also has received his Masters of Ministry from BBS in 1992 and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern in 2003.
He married his lovely wife Colleen in 1978 and has three kids; Paul, Mandy, and Jeff. He is currently serving as the Dean of Baptist Bible Seminary and is the Chief Academic Officer.
Lee looks back on his time at RCCA with fondness. He describes states the best part of RCCA was the quality of education combined with the caring and mentoring relationships the teachers had with the students. Those two things create the godly mentoring he needed to prepare him for life. He will tell you how teachers like Wayne Baker, Jenny Mitchel, Dick Brosseau, George Mullikan, and his basketball coach Bob Brower had an incredible impact on him.
The culture he saw and experienced at RCCA in high school has prompted him to create the same culture in every organization he has ever led. He states; “Baptist Bible Seminary is not must about transmitting information to students, but giving them mentors for life.” Lee desires to impact leaders that will reach the next generation for Christ just as the mentors he had at RCCA impacted and prepared him for a lifetime of ministry.