Meet Pastor Kurt

Kurt grew up in the central valley of California in a small town where he rooted for the 49ers, enjoyed the wide open space of living in the country, and had a very Christian upbringing. He met his wife working at a youth camp near Santa Cruz, California and came up to the Pacific Northwest to go to college. After getting married Kurt started working as a youth pastor in Hillsboro until moving out to East Portland to do the same thing. After transitioning from youth ministry to social justice work around the city and internationally, Kurt helped start Cascade as a community that prioritized curiosity in the spiritual journey.

“I’m excited about the opportunity we have to create a safe community for people exploring what faith could look like. We have the privilege and opportunity to share that God is for people, not against them. Cascade is just one tangible way we endeavor to be faithfully present in Portland, Oregon by serving, loving, and engaging with people.”

Kurt and his wife Sally live in Vancouver, WA with their two boys and two miniature wiener dogs, Frank and Beanie.