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B.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
M.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA
D.Min. Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
Ordination – Presbyterian Church in America
Teaching Elder - Chicago Metro Presbytery
Kurt has been married to his wife for over 30 years, and they have two adult children who are believers. Kurt’s spiritual gifts are in the areas of teaching, preaching, and leadership.
My wife Sandy and I live in New Lenox, IL and have been attending Peace for about four years. I was a member of Tinley Park Reformed Church for about 40 years and served in the capacity of Vice President of the Consistory, Elder, Deacon, Director of Christian Education, Adult and High School Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader (10 years), Chair of the Search Committee and Elder delegate to the General Synod. I also for many years have served as a lay preacher for a number of churches as the need arises. I am excited to be ordained as an Elder at Peace. In this day and age where many churches have forgotten God I am thrilled to be a part of a church body who is proud to hold up the banner of truth as God has spoken it, in Jesus name and in His name alone.
My wife, Elizabeth, and I started attending Peace Community Church in late 2006 and became members in early 2008. We had moved to Frankfort from out of state, and were looking for a Gospel centered church that stood on Biblical truth. We met many people the first few months at Peace who remain close friends, and whose walk has influenced our own. We have welcomed three sons (Caleb, Samuel, and Jack) into our family since 2007, and I am grateful for this community of believers who provide encouragement, guidance, discipleship, and prayer as we walk through life together.
I am regularly drawn to Paul’s words to the Ephesians which remind me of God’s
unfathomable mercy, and remind me who I serve and for what purpose. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10). My prayer is that I will discern God’s will and purposes as I serve this congregation and His church.
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My wife Robbie and I have been a residents of Frankfort for 42 years and moved
to our current address on Elsner Rd 3 years ago. We met while I was in the
military and have been married for almost 50 years. We both grew up on the east
coast. We have three children, Todd, Kimberly and Joy and 7 grandchildren. All of
our children are married and reside in Illinois. I was raised in the Catholic faith and was saved on July 30, 1992 at the age of 46. The fact that it took me so long to come to that decision was a result of many years of prayer, patience and support from Robbie and many faithful people in my life. It is a story unto itself.
We have been attending Peace Church for 15 years and have been members for
about 10 years. I believe a strong church family is essential for a vibrant church
community. I am proud of Peace Church’s commitment to preaching God’s word
unashamedly and without apology. Our small group has also been a constant
source of encouragement and support for my family. I have been a Deacon
previously from 2014 -16 am also a part of the Men’s ministry and CAMS.
My wife Katherine and I live in Frankfort. We have a 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter. I work in Kankakee for a recycling business, where I do a variety of things, but my main focus is on our operation processes, business planning & modeling, and a lot of analytic work. We joined Peace Community Church in 2016. We felt this was where we belonged very early on after visiting and found this to be a church seeking the truth through scripture and intentionally sharing the gospel. I am excited to be a part of the Deacon team, to serve God and our congregation through this role. Here are a couple verses that are often on my mind that I would like to include:
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Matthew 22:37-39 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.