Kurt trusted in Christ as his personal Savior as a college student. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Political Science in 1991, while completing the Navy ROTC program. Following graduation, Kurt was commissioned into the United States Navy, where he spent ten years as a Naval Aviator flying the P-3 Orion. Upon completion of his time of Naval service, Kurt was hired as a pilot for Southwest Airlines, where he has been employed since 2001, flying the Boeing 737.
Kurt is currently studying at the Tyndale Theological Seminary and is working toward a Masters of Theology degree (Th.M.), which he hopes to complete with thesis. Kurt counts it a privilege to serve as a bi-vocational pastor, teaching the Word of God at Flushing Bible Church. He has been married to Suzanne since 1992; they have three children.