Jörg Klebingat was born in Zweibrücken, Germany, on December 19, 1967. He married Julia Poltorak in August 1991. They are the parents of three children.
He received both a bachelor of arts degree in Russian and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University.
Since joining the Church in 1985, he has served in numerous Church callings, including a full-time missionary in the Colorado Denver Mission, Young Men president, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, and mission president.
At the time of his call, Elder Jörg Klebingat was serving as president of the Ukraine Kyiv Mission. He served as a member of the Europe East Area Presidency from August 2014 to August 2016 and at Church headquarters as an assistant executive director in the Temple Department and as an area assistant in the North America Northwest and North America West Areas. He is currently serving as Second Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency.
He began his career working for several consulting companies. Prior to his call as mission president, he worked for many years with the Church in positions such as Kyiv, Ukraine service center manager, Europe East Area director for temporal affairs, and Europe Area distribution supervisor.