The Reverend Curtis Ehrgott (Pastor Curtis) is thrilled to be appointed to serve Concord - St. Andrews on July 1, 2018. He comes to us from Grace UMC in Hagerstown, MD where he has transformed the congregation from an local church to a well regarded regional church focused on music and the arts. He recruited a Music Director and drove a strategic relationship with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and Shepard University to provide music scholars for a professional choir. He also convinced the church to do a $200k renovation and upgrade of the pipe organ. Previously he served Wesley UMC in Hampstead, MD where he grew a local youth mission week program from 7 to 53 youth participants, created and coordinated a five church cooperative confirmation class and inaugurated a multi-church Good Friday crosswalk.
Pastor Curtis graduated Magna Cum Laude from nearby Wesley Seminary. Prior to entering seminary he received a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), served as a management consultant for Accenture and McKinsey&Co. (New York metro offices) and then as a senior Information Technology executive for a publishing company (Thomson Publishing - Medical Economics), a financial research firm (Greenwich Associates), and lastly a $100MM venture capital firm (Orbit Capital) based in NYC.
Pastor Curtis celebrates 31 years of marital bliss with his wife Susan. They are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first grandchild next month (May 2018) from their daughter Emily and son-in-law Ethan Pope. Their son Christian is studying engineering and formerly attended nearby School for Tomorrow (now defunct) and is excited to be closer to his deepest friendships.
Pastor Curtis is sought after for his skills in church administration and finance. He advises his pastor colleagues on issues of audits, church finance, and personal clergy finance. He will be completing a two-year Financial Leadership Academy program sponsored by the MidAtlantic Foundation next month and will be teaching "What About Our Money? A Faith Response" at the UMW Mission U this July (2018).
Pastor Curtis loves everyone and has a heart for the least and the lost.