The Reverend Curtis Ehrgott (Pastor Curtis) is thrilled to be appointed to serve Concord - St. Andrews on July 1, 2018. He has previously served Grace in Hagerstown, MD, Wesley UMC in Hampstead MD, and the Deer Creek Charge (Deer Creek and Mount Tabor) in Forest Hill/Bel Air MD. He entered ministry in 2001.
Pastor Curtis graduated Magna Cum Laude from nearby Wesley Seminary (Washington DC). 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 the 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 engages his head, heart and hands in developing a compelling vision and mission for the churches he serves. Hallmarks of his ministries involve youth and young adults, music and the arts, and hands-on mission work (Habitat for Humanity). He cooperatively develops ministries with other churches (youth work camps, Good Friday crosswalk, multi-church confirmation classes) as well as external groups (e.g., Scouting).
Pastor Curtis is married to Susan for over 31 years with a son Christian, daughter Emily and son-in-law Ethan Pope. He has recently celebrated the birth and baptism of Elah Pope (summer 2018).
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 has completed a two-year Financial Leadership Academy program sponsored by the MidAtlantic Foundation and recently taught "What About Our Money? A Faith Response" at the UMW Mission U this (July 2018). Pastor Curtis is the Vice Chairman of the Pensions and Benefits Board (managing $100 million in assets) and the Investments Committee of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference (United Methodist Church).
Pastor Curtis loves everyone and has a heart for the least and the lost.