Our Staff

Our Staff

Kurt Halvorsen – Executive Director

Kurt grew up in Elmwood Park, IL. He attended Camp Awana starting at a young age. After graduating high school, Kurt attended Illinois State University and got involved with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Kurt transferred to Moody Bible Institute in January 1994 and graduated in 1997. Kurt served as a Student Pastor for 15 years at the following churches: Terrace Shores EFC, Bensenville Bible Church and Springbrook Community Church. Kurt married his lovely wife Kristy in June 1999 and they have 3 kids: Bryce, Trent and Mackenzie.

Education Highlights:

  • Elmwood Park High School – Class of 1992
  • Illinois State University – Fall 1992-Fall 1993
  • Moody Bible Institute – BA in Youth Ministry 1997
Ministry Highlights:
  • Cabin Leader, Bible Teacher and currently Executive Director at Camp Awana
  • Summer Missions Trip with Cru.
  • High School leader at Inner City Impact.
  • Student Pastor for 15 years.
  • Volunteer at Cook County Youth Detention Center and Awana Clubs.
You can contact Kurt and the staff below at 262-692-2388 or kurt@campawana.org

Mark Van Natta – Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Rebecca Kuehmichel – Housekeeping

Bob Deyo – Food Service Manager