Kurt grew up in Lynden and married Gwen Visser in 1984. They lived in Bellingham for a year before moving to Burlington, WA to help start a community church called His Place. Kurt served as pastor of worship and youth at His Place until 1996. During that time, Levi was born in 1988 and Lindsey was born in 1990. In 1996, the Langstraat family moved to Bothell where Kurt served as pastor of worship and college ministries at Eastside Church, and Gwen was Fitness Director at Juanita Bay Health Club. Then in 2001 the Langstraats moved to Taiwan where Kurt served as chaplain for Morrison Academy in Taichung. In 2003, they returned to Lynden where Kurt joined the staff at NCCTK as associate pastor, and Gwen went back to college and earned her nursing degree. In January, 2014, Kurt received the position of Lead Pastor for NCCTK.
Kurt loves his family, loves the church and loves helping people find their way back to Jesus. He leads from a Team perspective, and is committed to keeping the Gospel central to the church. Kurt holds a BA degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.