U of O names Engelbrecht to Church Relations position

Release Date: 11/30/1998

Clarksville, Ark. --- ---Andrew Engelbrecht has been named the director of church relations at University of the Ozarks.

Engelbrecht, of Sapulpa, Okla., is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He has served as director of recreation at U of O since August.

A life-long Presbyterian and member of Sapulpa's First Presbyterian Church, Engelbrecht is well-versed in the theology, structure and operations of the Church. His experience includes five years on summer staff at Dwight Mission in Oklahoma, followed by a year-round administrative position there. In this capacity he worked closely with the Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery and thus became more familiar with Church operations at the Presbytery level.

Engelbrecht's primary focus will be to facilitate positive interactions between Ozarks and the Presbyterian Church at all levels, but especially at the local church level. He will work closely with churches and individual Presbyterians wishing to offer financial support for Ozark's mission of educational service, and will work to raise Ozarks' profile as an option for Presbyterians seeking a high-quality college degree.