Who We Are
Curt has a passion for students and began volunteering with middle school kids before graduating high school. He began his professional career as a youth pastor and after 15 years as a full-time middle school pastor, he felt called to focus efforts on vulnerable communities. Curt founded the Stars Mentoring Program in 2002, and now serves as Associate Director of Stars where he participates in program design, evaluation, and direction for the organization. Curt also serves in the mentor program as a mentor coach and mentor.
During the COVID lockdown, Curt led the team that responded to the needs in the community, which now exists as the Wellness program of Stars which does food distribution, meal preparation for programs, psychological support, and physical fitness classes.
Curt has moonlighted in writing, consulting, speaking, and brainstorming for various organizations including the Fuller Youth Institute, Word Action, Youth Specialties, Urban Youth Workers Institute, Christian Community Development Association, DeVos Urban Leadership
Initiative and a school-based mentoring program in Monrovia and Duarte.
If Curt is not at work, you will probably find him building something, cooking something or eating something from his garden. Curt studied Outdoor Christian Ministries and Youth Ministry at Rockmont College in Lakewood, Colorado. He and his wife Kathy, (a Realtor) have resided in Sierra Madre, Pasadena, and now Altadena since 1989.