Our Staff

Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries calls and gathers all people to experience the Spirit through unique, small-group encounters with Christ, in Creation and Community.

Randy grew up in Minnesota. He has a BA in Religion & Business Administration from Augustana College and has served full-time in Outdoor Ministries since 1983. In 1993 he finished his Associate in Ministry Program. In 1994 he completed the American Camp Association Certified Camp Director training. Randy joined our ministry in the fall of 1996.

Mir has been at Agape since 1996 “playing in the woods with kids” of all ages. Originally from Minnesota, she brings a lot of camp and naturalist experience from MN, WI, and PA. She has a passion for helping guests appreciate the wonders of God’s Creation at Agape and at Kure Beach.

We are excited to welcome Christa Hassler as our new Program Director. Christa served on our summer staff for three years. After Agapé she spent a year on an internship at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Colorado and the past two years at Koinonia in New York state.

We are happy to welcome Kyle Hassler to our office staff as Registrar and Guest Services Coordinator. Kyle has experience at two previous Lutheran Outdoor Ministry sites: Bear Creek, PA and Koinonia, NY.

Dr. Tom Colley began his new ministry with us on September 3rd and has been busy learning about our ministry, meeting donors and working on developing some new connections with local foundations. Tom has a rich history with A†KB as he served on the board of directors years ago and even did a turn as board chair. We are excited to have Tom on our staff team full-time. We look forward to each of you meeting and getting to know Tom.

Penny got her start at Agapé hiking the woods as an ACE educator. In 2007 she was hired to work in the office as the Capital Campaign Coordinator. Since then she has taken on some of Agapé's marketing responsibilities.

Part Time Staff

Pastor Dan Keck Ministry Partner

My family and I enthusiastically joined the Kure Memorial and Agape † Kure Beach families in October of 2012 after serving as Associate Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, Ohio and Mission Developer at St. John @ The Bay Lutheran Mission at Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio.

I have a passion for people of all ages, especially children and youth, community outreach, inspirational worship, outdoor ministry and youth and adult mission trips.

Lynn Galindo Registrar

Meet Lynn, our new registrar at the Kure Beach Faith Center. She will register your group at the Faith Center where they can experience the peace and power of God through our unique ocean front facilities.

Frank Dodson Site Maintenance

We are thrilled to introduce Frank Dodson as our new Site Manager as of September 1st, 2019. Frank comes to us with a campus ministry background and lives on Carolina Beach.

Nicholas Stephanos Housekeeper

Nicholas is a member at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilmington and brings a wealth of housekeeping experience to us in his new role. In his part-time position, Nicholas will also be the one checking rental groups out at the end of their stay with us at the Faith Center.

Board of Directors

Charles Harris

Burlington, NC


Richard Rohrbaugh

Cary, NC


Karen Muse

Cary, NC


Rev. Sharon Taylor

Raleigh, NC

Rev. Dan Burris

Greenville, NC

Jeff Fike

Apex, NC

Jon Huddle

Holly Springs, NC

Melinda Menz

Elon, NC

Wayne Nelson

Salisbury, NC

Katie Neuhauser

Cary, NC

Debbie Simerly

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Andy Smith

Raleigh, NC

Tom Wood

Greensboro, NC

Rev. Phil Tonneson

Salisbury, NC

Rev. Charlie Zimmerman

Greensboro, NC

Emeritus: Rev. David Huddle

Lexington, NC