Kim Burgin

Kim joined our staff in December of 2015. She fills many roles assisting in various areas of the church. She assists with overseeing our website and online presence as well as other administrative duties as needed. She likes to stay busy and help keep things in order and running smoothly.

Kim loves spending time with her husband, Eric, and her children, Joshua and Lindsay. She enjoys the outdoors, especially the lake and the beach, as well as watching or participating in many sporting activities with her family. Matthew 6:33 is a verse that has been very important in shaping her life.

Justin Cabit

Justin joined our team as an intern in the summer of 2012 and he now serves as our Pastor of Discipleship & Operations. Over the years he has served in various roles of ministry at our church and within our school, and now he will be working alongside of our discipleship and our first impression teams in addition to serving within the areas of new-member assimilation and operations. He will also oversee special projects, volunteers, maintenance, housekeeping, and facilities all in order to ensure that our campus will be a clean and safe environment for effective ministry. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word and investing in the lives of people of all ages.

Justin enjoys playing almost any type of sport, working out, and eating anything and everything. The passage of Scripture that has had the greatest impact on his life is Titus 3:3-7.

Johnny Carr

Johnny has served as a part time staff member at Curtis since 1990 when he began working in our Children’s Summer ministry. Currently, he is serving as our Choir & Orchestra Director and Assistant Worship Leader. He is passionate about serving his Savior, loving his family, and playing, writing, and recording music.

Johnny enjoys hiking, biking, hang-gliding, kayaking, and traveling the globe with his wife, Jenny. Philippians 4:13 is a verse, he says, that has greatly impacted his life.

Harold Harper

In March of 2014, Pastor Harold joined our team, serving as our Executive and Discipleship Pastor. He brings to the team a strong heart for discipleship and deep desire for and emphasis on prayer. His passion is being able to help people discern and pursue God’s will for their lives and their ministry.

Harold enjoys doing life with his friends and family, which is more often than not at the local coffee shop. He says that 1 Samuel 9:6 is a verse that guides his life and is what he hopes, one day, can be said of him.

Tara Hasty

Tara began serving at Curtis in the mid-2000’s, volunteering with our Music Ministry Assistant. She now serves in that very position and is an integral part of our Student and Worship Staff. She is passionate about helping people and getting things done. She says that “getting things in order is a must and I love doing it!”

Tara enjoys getting to spend time with her family, going camping, watching NASCAR races, and going on thrill rides- even skydiving. Psalm 46:10 has had a significant impact on her life, helping her to treasure the peace that only God can provide.

Beth Hendrix

Beth began serving in the Finance Office at Curtis in June 2010. With all the ministry activities going on around the church and school, Curtis is in constant need of someone to supervise all of the financial activity that occurs, as well. She also serves as our Human Resources Specialist ensuring that the church is maintaining legal and economic integrity. She desires for everything she does to be “as unto the Lord” and that He be glorified throughout it all.

Beth enjoys being outside “to enjoy God’s creation and to worship Him there.” She also says that Proverbs 3:5-6 is a passage of Scripture that has had a significant impact upon her life.

JanJee Hitt

JanJee joined our team and began serving at Curtis in January 2012. Since then, she has taken on much of the daily secretarial and administrative activities that help keep our church organized and functioning smoothly. She says that she absolutely loves serving the Lord, especially in gladness and out of the overflow of her heart.

JanJee loves spending time and making memories with her husband and three sons, which usually takes place outside watching them play baseball and football. James 1:2-4 is a passage of Scripture that she says has had a great impact on her life.

Anna Johnson

Since June 2007, Anna has served on our team at Curtis, working hard to keep up with the weekly financial data, financial transactions, reports, and resources of the church. She says her passion is her family and spending time with them.

Anna enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She also says that Psalm 100 is one of her favorite passages of Scripture.

Corwin Kulig

Beginning October 2016, Corwin Kulig joined the Curtis team to serve as our Student Discipleship Pastor. Corwin and his wife, Morgan, come to Curtis from Gainesville, GA, where they both were raised. They both recently graduated from Truett-McConnell University in Cleveland, GA.

Corwin and Morgan have a passion for students, teaching God’s Word, and seeing lives changed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are looking forward to pouring into students, working alongside our ministry teams, and partnering with parents.

Tom Lowry

Tom began serving on staff at Curtis on June 1, 1978 where he led our Student ministries until the mid-2000’s when he began serving in his current role of Missions and Media Pastor. He is quick to note that his passion is telling the story of Jesus where He has not been named (Romans 15:20).

Tom enjoys almost anything that has to do with photography and can many times be seen at our various church events with a camera in hand. Hebrews 11:6 is a verse, he says, that has had a great impact on his life.

Karleen Nichols

Karleen began serving at Curtis almost 50 years ago as a volunteer in many ministry areas, and in June 2013 she joined our staff as our Preschool Director, providing the much-needed care for our preschool children. Her passion is serving the Lord where He chooses to place her, while reaching out and helping to build relationships within the body of Christ.

Karleen enjoys being with her children and grandchildren, jet skiing, traveling, riding fast amusement park rides, and mountain bike riding. She notes that Jeremiah 29:11 and Psalm 16:11 are verses that have greatly impacted her life.

Ben Palacz

Ben joined our ministry team in January 2016, coming to serve as our Family and Children’s Discipleship Pastor. His primary areas of ministry will be helping equip parents to point their children to Jesus and train them in the instruction of the Lord, as well as to oversee the Children’s Ministry. He has a passion for teaching and preaching God’s Word with the good news about Jesus at the center so that people may know God and be changed to become more like Him.

Ben enjoys being with his family, watching and playing sports, exercising (at least most of the time), and reading. Paul’s bold declaration about the gospel in Romans 1:16 gives him confidence in God and in the message that He has called us to believe and proclaim. 

Mark Sterling

Since November of 2008, Mark has served as the Senior Pastor at Curtis. His heart is for prayer and seeing lives changed as people surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ. He also continues to provide vision and initiative to the staff and the congregation on how to reach the entire world with the Gospel.

Mark loves spending time in the outdoors with his family, and also enjoys running, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, biking, and walking on the beach. You can even catch him running in the Marine Mud Challenge from time to time! Ecclesiastes 12:13 is one of his favorite verses, although there are many others!

Kaitlin Swanson

Kaitlin joined the Curtis staff in 2016, assisting in both the music ministry and various youth activities. She has a passion for music, whether singing, playing the guitar, or simply listening to music. She says that she is so thankful for the gift of music that God has given us and longs to see Him glorified through every aspect of it.

Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and she loves to spend time outdoors, especially running and biking. A verse in Scripture she says that has greatly impacted her life is 1 Corinthians 15:58.

Brenda Wilson

Brenda joined our staff in 2010 as our church receptionist. More often than not, she is the first voice you hear and first face you see when visiting Curtis. She says that the best part of her job is being able to help each ministry at Curtis, as well as helping those people that walk through our front door!

Brenda enjoys getting to spend time with her friends and family, traveling, reading, and helping others. She notes that Romans 8:28 is a verse that has had a great impact on her life.