Kurt grew up in Lynden and married Gwen in 1984. They lived in Bellingham for a year before moving to Burlington, WA to help start a 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, they moved to Bothell where Kurt served as pastor of worship and college ministries. From 2001-2003 the Langstraats lived in Taiwan where Kurt served as chaplain for Morrison Academy. In 2003, they returned to Lynden where Kurt has been serving on staff at NCCTK as associate pastor for 10 years, and Gwen is a nurse in Bellingham. 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. Kurt holds a BA in psychology and is writing his thesis to complete his MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary.