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Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries
In fulfillment of our Christ-centered mission we:
We are a partner in ministry with the churches of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Our Seven Major Goals for Summer Camp:
Randy grew up in Minnesota. He has a BA in Religion & Business Administration from Augustana College and has served full-time in Outdoor Ministries since 1983. In 1993 he finished his Associate in Ministry Program. In 1994 he completed the American Camp Association Certified Camp Director training. Randy joined our ministry in the fall of 1996.
Environmental Education Director
Mir has been at Agape since 1996 “playing in the woods with kids” of all ages. Originally from Minnesota, she brings a lot of camp and naturalist experience from MN, WI, and PA. She has a passion for helping guests appreciate the wonders of God’s Creation at Agape and at Kure Beach.
Alex is a graduate of the UNC School of the Arts and a recent student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been at camp off and on for the past 7 years as a SIT, Support Staff volunteer, Summer Counselor, and Team Leader. He has also worked on the staff of
Imago Dei Village in Wisconsin. Alex lives onsite full time and it’s a good bet you’ll see him and
his dog, Rory, sometime during your visit.
Registrar, Guest Services Coordinator, Program Assistant
Lauren is an Appalachian State graduate. She majored in psychology with a concentration in human services. Her focus and experience has been in community service and service-learning. Lauren fell in love with Camp Agapé during her first summer as a counselor in 2008. She kept coming back to camp to serve as a Team Leader and Servant Event Coordinator. Lauren can
help you with anything related to day camp, servant event, confirmation camp, retreats, and more!
Marketing, Office Manager
Penny got her start at Agapé hiking the woods as an ACE educator. In 2007 she was hired to work in the office as the Capital Campaign Coordinator. Since then she has taken on some of Agapé's marketing responsibilities. Penny lives in Fuquay with her husband Bob, their two college-aged children (whenever they are home on breaks) and their dog Taffy.
Agapé Part-Time Staff
David Hutzenbuhler - Development Director
Pastor Dan Keck
My family and I enthusiastically joined the Kure Memorial and Agape † Kure Beach families in October of 2012 after serving as Associate Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, Ohio and Mission Developer at St. John @ The Bay Lutheran Mission at Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio.
I have a passion for people of all ages, especially children and youth, community outreach, inspirational worship, outdoor ministry and youth and adult mission trips. Keep your eyes open when you are in Kure Beach, as you will probably run into me around town spending time with my family, walking on the beach and trying to fish! (I'm open to any advice!)
My wife Chris, who is a teacher by profession, loves kids and walking on the beach. She embraces the challenge of trying to organize our family! One of our family goals is to "explore" all the ice cream shops around Pleasure Island! We have four incredible children! Lindsey is a student at New York University in New York City (she's our city girl!). Colleen, a student at Ashley High School, is on the swim team and has a passion for music. Heather, also a student at Ashley High School and on the swim team, enjoys pole vaulting. Andro, a student at Murray Middle School, loves fishing, golf and most other sports that involve a ball! We are excited about being a part of how God is working in the outdoor ministries of Agape + Kure Beach!
Maureen is the new registrar at the Kure Beach Faith Center. She and her husband moved to Charlotte in 1997 from the Niagara Falls, NY area. Hoping for a slower pace of life, they moved to Wilmington in 2005. Maureen became the secretary at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church in 2011 and registrar for the Kure Beach Faith Center in 2012. She can register your group at the Faith Center where they can experience the peace and power of God through our unique ocean front facilities.