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Curt Ferrell was born on January 20, 1962 in Southwestern Ohio, and grew up in Southwestern Michigan. He has lived and worked in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Curt has had a multi-disciplined educational foundation with an emphasis on technology and the arts. He has studied at Anderson University, and Ohio Institute of Technology. Curt was also a student of radio and TV production while at Western Michigan University. In addition he has studied and worked with several highly respected and award winning professors, thinkers and artists.
He has a proven 30-year track record for excellence in multiple and diverse fields of employment. In addition, Curt is trained in interpersonal relationship dynamics with a demonstrated skill in conflict resolution.
While in the business sector, he held such positions as General Manager of two Radio Shack stores, Quality Control Manager, Project Supervisor/British Petroleum, Safety/HAZMAT Manager, and Plant Supervisor of a large building graphics company and automotive supplier. In those roles he developed good working relationships with representatives of GM, Cadillac, Honda, and BP. Even after Curt left the Detroit-based automotive supplier he was asked to work as a consultant to lead the company in a transition from traditional manufacturing to Just-In-Time production.
Curt also spent eighteen years in full-time, paid ministry as an associate pastor in Holland, Michigan and New Castle, Indiana. He is a published writer and songwriter, and is recognized domestically and internationally as an effective worship leader. He has been executive producer of several CD recording projects and accompanying songbooks, and is an orchestrator. Curt has extensive artist relations experience, and is skilled in stage sound and lighting. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and has led training sessions in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indonesia.
Most recently Curt was a calibration laboratory technician on the northeast side of Indianapolis. He and his wife have two daughters and reside in New Castle, Indiana. Curt and his family have lived in Indiana for 15 years. His interests vary from politics and genealogy, to black-and-white movies and culinary experimentation (which usually produces a messy kitchen but tasty treats).
Being a student of history and having eighteen years in full-time ministry, Curt brings a unique perspective on engaging faith-based organizations in partnership with each other as well as with government agencies.