Women’s Ministry Director
Born in Jerusalem to Danny and Edith Hogg who were there working in an all boys orphanage at the time. The day I was born the doctor had delivered 7 boys and I ruined his perfect record by being a girl!! He apologized to my dad announcing that I was a girl, but my dad was delighted and tells me he was never sorry I was a girl every birthday to this day!
At the age of 2 my family moved back to Canada and settled in Saskatchewan! I spent the majority of my life in North Battleford and then we moved to a small town called Cut Knife during my high school years. After I graduated I headed to Eston, Sk to attend Full Gospel Bible Institute. My parents had both attended and I wanted to have a solid grounding in God’s word before pursuing other ambitions. As it turns out I met Marcel Kurtz at Bible school and a couple of years later we were married! We spent our first few years of marriage in Victoria, BC youth pastoring in Marcel’s home church! We were very surprised and delighted to find out we were going to have our first baby after we had been married only a little over a year. Ten months after having Austin we felt God directing us over to the mainland. Marcel started youth pastoring at Valley Church in 1999 and we have been here ever since. We welcomed our second boy in 2001!! I have had the great privilege of being at home with my boys until they were in school full time. Since then I have been working in odd jobs as well as we have been hosting international students for the past 8 years.
I am a blessed woman who is living her dream…being a wife and a mom!
What is your favorite restaurant/coffee shop?
Stephos! Yummy Greek food that is a great price!
Who is your hero?
I have too many to name!
Who inspires you?
My husband. My family. My friends.
What is your favorite meal?
My dad’s falafel and tahini! Mmmmmmmmm
What do you not like to eat?
What is your favourite book – other than the bible?
I love all Francine Rivers books. My favorite are the trilogy series A Voice In The Wind!!
What is your favourite junk/snack food?
What is your favourite outdoor activity?
Camping/picnic at the beach/watching a sunset/star gazing/ skidooing/campfires… I was made to live in the OUTdoors!!!
What is your best thing to do on your day off?
Lunch with my hubby!
What do you avoid doing?
Exercise! Isn’t that awful?!
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Family holidays. Didn’t matter where we were it was just always fun when we were all together!
If you could pick a super power what would it be?
I think it would be super cool to be able to be invisible! Oh what fun I could have with that! : )
What was your nickname when you were a kid?
Well, where do I begin? Foghorn, Stina, Kristabelle, Kristy… It was later on in life they got more interesting considering my last name was Hogg!
What did you want to be when you were 6?
A mom! As long as I can remember that is what I wanted to be when I grew up!
What was your first job?
Does paper route count? If not, it would be working for a bowling alley calling people about the fall leagues.
What is your favorite word?
What word do you dislike?
What sound do you love?
My kids laughing and the birds singing!
What profession would you choose if you didn’t do what you do now?
Unrealistically: Work for the travel network and jet all around the world testing out the new hotels, spas, and resorts!!!
Realistically: a) Working at a campground where I could be outside all summer long.
b) Secretary in a nice office with nice people.
What is your favorite characteristic of Christ?
That is a very hard question…I will go with Faithful, but there are so many!!!