Kyle Fauntleroy

Brite Divinity School educates and inspires people to serve God's diverse world as leaders in churches, the academy, and public life.



Rev. Kyle Fauntleroy joined Brite in 2020 as Director of Development. He was previously an Area Director for the Pension Fund of Christian Church, a financial ministry that provides retirement, death and disability benefits, and savings products for ministries and organizations across the globe.

Kyle joined the Pension Fund after a more than 30-year military ministry career. He served the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard and their families around the world, in periods of combat and calm, serving a diverse and pluralistic work force.  He is the only chaplain in Department of Defense history to hold both the positions of Commanding Officer and Executive Officer.  Under his leadership, the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center received the first education excellence award in the school’s 60-year history.  Among his many achievements, he is proud to have recruited and retained the first woman to serve as Executive Officer in the history of the Navy and Navy Chaplains Corps, led the Coast Guard Academy transitional working group upon the repeal of the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy, and initiated the Academy’s first Religious Diversity Council and Religious Diversity Symposium.

Kyle received his M.Div. from Brite and serves on the National Advisory Committee of Brite’s Soul Repair program.  He received a B.A. from Tulsa University, did post graduate work in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Claremont School of Theology, and did an M.A. in Strategic Studies and National Security at the U.S. Navy War College.