Kurtis is a local youth minister. He currently lives in downtown Lititz with his wife Faith and their sons Moses and Boaz. Kurtis works for TNT Youth Ministry. He has been involved in youth ministry for the last nine years in a variety of roles. Kurtis is passionate about seeing the Great Commission fulfilled in discipling the next generation. He enjoys empowering and equipping churches, youth groups, students and adults to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ. His heart is to reach the youth in the community by walking alongside them, providing fun experiences, and sharing the Gospel. Kurtis also enjoys CrossFit, Disc Golf, eating, and listening to podcasts.
I grew up a pastor’s son and because of that I have experiences with a variety of different church atmospheres. As a young man I went to college and studied youth ministry. Shortly after college I became the youth pastor at New Life Fellowship church in Ephrata, Pa. In my 10 years as a youth pastor we started a youth outreach ministry called Friday Night Skate. This ministry experienced such favor and success in reaching community youth that we eventually planted a non-traditional church focused on the families of these youth called The Living Room. All along the way we remained close partners with TNT. In February I came on part time with TNT to focus on staff development. My passions are evangelism and bridging the gap between the church and the lost. I have seen God move in so many ways, and I love talking about how to live by faith.
I am the Ephrata District Coordinator for TNT. I have 4 wonderful children, Kyle(14), Taylor(11), Joshua(7), and Jace(5). I have been married to my beautiful and patient wife, Holly, for 18 years. In my day I played many sports including baseball, basketball and volleyball. I enjoy watching most sports and I am a HUGE Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers fan. In my free time you can find me fishing or playing in the waves at the beach.
I have spoken at several events since joining with TNT. I enjoy and have a heart in speaking about our true Identity as a believer in Christ. We as believers get caught up so quickly in religion or thinking we must do something to acquire Christ’s love and acceptance but in reality He just wants us. He has equipped us with everything we need and for every situation. I have just started studying about Unity as believers. That we are stronger united in our differences and we are uniquely made with different strengths and weaknesses that work together for the church.
My goal is to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through me and to be submissive to the Authority of Jesus when teaching others.
Steve is a Lititz native and has lived in Lancaster County his entire life. He has no siblings but two amazing parents who are his biggest supporters. After graduating high school, he attended Lancaster Bible College where he received a degree in youth ministry and a masters in ministry leadership. He has been serving in youth ministry for the last ten years through his church, LBC, and Camp Conquest. He is passionate about discipling middle school and high school students to become committed and active followers of Jesus who reflect His character and qualities. He loves spending time with teenagers and loves seeing them take steps to know and love Jesus more and more. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, especially football, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.