Kurt Pazdra II is from the Crystal Lake area. He was raised in a local church and first heard the call to be a pastor at 21. He completed his B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies at Wheaton College in 2018 and finished his MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He interned at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a multi-site church in the greater Chicago area, for 3 1/2 years before joining the staff at Hope.
In his spare time he enjoys studying God’s Word, exploring the outdoors, hiking, running, swimming, weightlifting, watching old and new movies, listening to a wide variety of music, writing songs and poetry, travel, and trying new food with friends.