Kurt’s journey to co-host “Hope in the Morning” has about as many twists and turns as U.S. 129 cutting through the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains. His background is a hodge-podge of communication and writing/editing positions. A native of Wilkesboro, N.C., he has served as a newspaper and magazine editor; a sports reporter covering everything from pee-wee football to NCAA national championships, Olympic athletes and NASCAR races; and a non-profit marketing and public relations specialist. Throw in more than 13 years in full-time ministry and the leap of faith to plant a church, and Kurt is just crazy enough to think that God may use him to lift high the name of Jesus.
Kurt’s wife, Marsha, is a native of Alamance County and a graduate of Western Alamance High School. They have been married for 28 years and have three amazing children – Ashley, Brad and Casey. As 20-somethings, Ashley and Brad have experienced the highs and lows of adulting, while Casey is navigating the pathway of a high school student.
When not in the studio, Kurt can often be found in East Burlington, spending time with the people of Northside Fellowship – the church that he pastors. If you don’t currently have a church home, Kurt invites you to check out Northside.
His advice for most people, including himself: “Go, take a hike!” Being outside on a wooded trail is where Kurt feels closest to his Lord. “There is something really special about being with the Creator while enjoying His creation,” Kurt explains.
You can listen to Kurt weekday mornings from 6 to 9 a.m. as the co-host of “Hope in the Morning” on Hope 104.5 FM.