Meet Julie & Dave Kurz!
Community of Grace is always looking for ways to support and resource parents. Julie and Dave have been worshiping with us at Grace for awhile now, and they bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and heart to the Grace Family Team!
Julie was a Children’s Ministry Director for seventeen years before founding Reconnect Ministries in 2006. Reconnect Ministries works with churches to help them develop strategies to support parents in the spiritual development of their children. Her new book, For the Faith of the Next Generation is the product of her many years working with pastors, church leaders, children’s ministry workers and parents. She and her husband Dave have been married 50 years and have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Dave spent sixteen years in the collector car business followed by twenty years as a full-time artist, creating paintings of vintage automobiles. Prior to his retirement in the fall of 2019, Dave spent six years in the non-profit world, working first with a shelter for homeless families and then with the International Rescue Committee resettling refugees from all over the world. Dave has served as an Elder, Church Chairman, and a teacher of large group adult Sunday School classes - as well as primary editor of Julie’s book.
Stop by the Family Lounge between services on September 11th to say hello!