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Curt Vanderstelt

Wrong Curt Vanderstelt?

Most High Youth Pastor

Local Address: Two Rivers, Wisconsin, United States
Hope Community Church
 
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Employment History

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Living Stones News - Midwest Edition - God’s miracle
archive.livingstonesnews.com, 26 Sept 2008 [cached]
Curt was hit in the head with a softball and he may need medical attention."
Curt Vanderstelt, pastor of Superior's North Bay Community Church, holds the trophy his church softball team won the weekend he sustained a serious head injury. Vanderstelt's remarkable recovery from that injury shocked his doctors and pointed directly to a miracle from God's healing hand.
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In time, Curt was able to re-learn everything -- from walking and talking to reading, writing and feeding himself. He returned to finish high school, attend college and marry me. I always thought of him as a walking miracle.
Then two summers ago, he had another freak knock on the head, this time from a shoe that came flying off a roller coaster of all things! That resulted in a slightly scary post-traumatic concussion syndrome that required plenty of rest over a few weeks. Curt's been told by doctors that he must avoid being hit on the head again, for his well-being.
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Curt actually took another couple of steps, made it to the base and then fell to his knees and crashed forward, hitting his head again enough to scrape up his face. After 30 seconds or so, he came to and seemed completely lucid.
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At the hospital, the initial CT scan showed no bleeding or extreme swelling of the brain, but Curt was already very far downhill. The ball had hit the vision center of the brain and Curt was experiencing severe vision loss. His ears were ringing wildly, which is normal for this situation, and he was completely mixed up. His long-term memory was locked up. He knew me as his wife, and recalled the names of a few family members; however, he had no memory of our daughter or of our nine years spent in Wisconsin. His short-term memory was no better.
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God has given Curt an amazing ability to teach and preach Biblical truth in a clear, compelling manner. Indeed, Curt's preaching has impacted many lives for the Gospel for 15 years.
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......Twin Ports area in February from southeastern Wisconsin, where Curt had been a youth pastor at Kettle Moraine Evangelical Free Church. Now he was the pastor of North Bay Community Church in Superior.
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People around the globe were praying constantly for Curt.
Doctors told me to prepare myself for a long road ahead. Though they were baffled over the severity of Curt's condition, they saw no physiological reasons he shouldn't recover over time. His vision already had improved steadily and the ear-ringing had diminished. His unexplained fainting, excruciating headache and relentless confusion persisted, however. The doctors made one thing clear: This rehab would be a marathon, not a sprint. On day six, Curt was ready to move to Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Center. The intake staff established their goal of getting Curt functioning well enough to live at home again. My goal was complete restoration to his ministry. Later this same day, Curt revealed that he figured out that when people were praying for him he should close his eyes and be quiet. What a devastating revelation. Curt was experiencing a total disconnect from spiritual concepts. He wanted me to explain what God was. That night was one of my lowest points ever.
Exactly one week after the accident, my sister, Kristi Shields, and her dear mother-in-law, Cherie Shields, accompanied me to see Curt.
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I felt an urging that Curt should hear Scripture and asked Cherie to read.
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We chose I Peter, since Curt had been studying that book most recently.
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Curt continued to repeat this passage. I was filled with astonishment at Curt's attentiveness. I asked him what he knew about God. Curt replied that God was the Creator and Sustainer of life, the first person of the Trinity.
"What about Jesus? I quizzed him.
"He is the Second Person of the Trinity, the propitiation for our sins. Curt went on to quote John 1:1-4 - perfectly.
Cherie told Curt she had been praying that the Holy Spirit would bring back to his remembrance all that he had been taught. "The Comforter," Curt said, matter-of-factly.
We women sat wiping away tears, while Curt couldn't understand what the fuss was all about. He tells people now, "I have no memory of that week at the hospital. It is as if I was taking a long nap and just woke up. But we had just witnessed the powerful living Word of God work in my husband's brain, restoring his awareness and memory. We felt like we were in a sacred place.
Curt went on to relay other facts that previously had been missing from his memory. He knew he was pastor of North Bay Community Church; he knew we lived in Superior; he knew we had a daughter; he knew we had done extensive work on our home -- from floor to ceiling, he said, rolling his eyes in classic Curt-style. The warmth and brightness of his personality were intact, along with his celebrated sense of humor.
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We freely shared with them the story of reading the Bible to Curt. They listened, but seemed hesitant to own the possibility of a true miracle. They said things such as "This almost never happens! and "This kind of recovery is highly unusual," and "Congratulations! and "We never see this! Be assured, I lived every uncertain moment of that frightening week and I know that Curt was touched distinctively by God's power. May God be praised for the wonders He has performed!
We now have a fresh appreciation for the blessing of being healthy and home together as a family. Through all of this, our church experienced a great rekindling of its faith and a strong reliance on the power of God through prayer. Curt eased back into his duties at church for the first few days, but is now going full throttle. He recently began that sermon series on I Peter, which is entitled "Hope in the Struggle."
Kettle Moraine Evangelical Free Church - Pastoral Staff
www.kmefc.org, 27 Dec 2005 [cached]
Pastor Curt Vanderstelt The original "uth guy" started working at KMEFC in September 2003 and gives direction to the student ministry, leading by example (he is the biggest kid!).Along with a passion for his wife, Kelly, and daughter, Kendalyn, Curt loves students.He grew up in Michigan and made a commitment to follow Jesus when he was 16 years old.He went to college in Chicago and has served as a youth pastor in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.Curt is a deeply committed fan of the Detroit Lions, Red Wings and Tigers and the University of Michigan.
Partners In Ministry
www.clbc.net, 6 Aug 2010 [cached]
Pastor Curt Vanderstelt
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Pastor Curt Vanderstelt
At 17, Curt accepted the call of God to become a pastor. After graduating high school, he began ministry training at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. It was there that Curt fell in love with Kelly. The two married after their sophomore year. Eventually the couple moved back to Curt's home town and began volunteering as youth leaders at Kainay Community Church. They established a student ministry there, which they led for two years before God opened the door for Curt to work full-time as a youth pastor at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Muskegon.
In the summer of 1999, Curt was called to Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church in northern Wisconsin to lead their youth programs. During that time, Curt completed the ordination process as a minister of the Gospel with the Evangelical Free Church of America. After many years in student ministry, Curt accepted the call of God in 2007 to become the lead pastor of North Bay Community Church .
District Board
www.forestlakes-efca.org, 7 Sept 2012 [cached]
Rev. Curt Vanderstelt (Superior), Ends Team
In February 2007, Curt ...
www.northbaychurch.org, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
In February 2007, Curt Vanderstelt was called as lead pastor at North Bay and served faithfully until Aug 2012 when God called him to another church.
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