Father Dave Klunk


Father Dave was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and lived there until he was 7 years old; at which time the family moved out west to California. He grew up in the Seal Beach/Los Alamitos area attending both public and Catholic schools.
Father Dave worked for an oil company to help pay for his college education and eventually went on to graduate from Long Beach State with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science.

For 16 years Father Dave worked for the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department and advanced to the position of Director of Environmental Protection and Hazardous Materials. While working at the Fire Dept., Father Dave did youth ministry at Saint Bonaventure in Huntington Beach and earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Trinity College.

In 2003, after much discernment, he left the Fire Department to begin studies at St John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA. In 2009, Father Dave graduated from St John’s with a Master’s of Divinity Degree and a Master’s Degree in Theology. He was ordained a Catholic priest in June, 2009 and spent his first 5 years as a parochial vicar at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach and then 3 years at San Antonio De Padua in Anaheim Hills. He Became Administrator at St. Angela Merici in July, 2017.