Pastor Curt first felt the call of God on his life at about age of eleven. He grew up in a Catholic family and felt that becoming a Catholic priest was the direction he should go. After High School, he spent eighteen months at Cardinal Glennon Seminary in St. Louis Mo. "Through the years of seminary and learning more about Jesus from a Catholic perspective, I realized I didn't have a true relationship with my Creator. I asked Jesus to be the Holy Author of my life in the spring of 2006 and have been on an amazing faith journey ever since!"
In the summer of 2010, God rekindled the call of ministry in Pastor Curt's heart. "I love worship music so I thought that was the direction I was to go with ministry, but God, as always, was working and redirecting me in the service of His kingdom. It became apparent that He was calling me to the harvest and to be a church planter." Pastor Curt joined the Church Plant Residency Program at BridgeWay Community Church in Pekin in the spring of 2018. The plan was to develop a Mobile Music Outreach Church in Raleigh, N.C. as part of the Arrow Church plant that the Sapp family was embarking on that summer. "Then the worst thing happened; our Marquette Heights pastor, Chris Seis, suddenly lost his life. God redirected me once again and placed my gaze and back on our Marquette Heights community."
Since Pastor Chris’s passing, Pastor Curt has been serving as Campus Pastor for BridgeWay's Marquette Heights campus. "I love that community! God is good, He is faithful and always at work!" In 2020, Pastor Curt enthusiastically embraced the role of Youth Pastor for our Merge Youth Ministry.
Pastor Curt and his wife, Brittany, have been married for twelve years and have three children, Lilly, Jack, and a baby girl soon coming, Leah! They are very excited to serve the Marquette Heights community.