Kurtis: Student Ministries Director & Retail Manager
Beginning at the age of 3, Carrie grew up attending Fort Wilderness Family Camp—an annual highlight for her family. Kurtis first came to Fort in 2009 on a Project Serve Team. After marrying in 2012, the couple moved to Nicaragua in 2017 to start a discipleship program for college students. When the pandemic closed the country to them, God opened a door for them to serve at Fort Wilderness. They have two children, Evelyn and Kohen.
They first served together at Fort in 2009 and enjoy connecting with TruNorth students.
Kurtis and Carrie attended camp in the summer for many years but since joining staff they have experienced many winter Fort Firsts! Kurtis enjoyed moonlight skiing and Carrie Adventure Lunch while their kids have discovered carpetball.
What passage of scripture is meaningful to your family? James 1:19 – “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry…” We have two young kids and another on the way, and so far we are all extroverts. Listening not only to one another, but also listening for the gentle whispers of the Lord.
What is your favorite Fort memory? Serving founders breakfast with Tom Robertson, and hearing generations of stories- How the Lord has been at work through the people and place of Fort.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Kurtis: My superpower would be Teleportation because the world is so vast, with so many people to meet and so much to see and do and this would REALLY help make the most of life in that way!