Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries Welcomes
Chandler Carriker, Executive Director

Dear Fellow Friends and Partners in Ministry,

I am writing to you to share exciting news. On May 12, 2022, after months of a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries, Inc. extended an offer of employment to Chandler R. Carriker to become the next Executive Director of A†KB Ministries. I am pleased to announce Chandler has accepted the offer and will be joining us on June 12, 2022.

Chandler Carriker is an ordained Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is coming to Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries from working with ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response. Chandler served as Vice President for Program and Engagement and Interim Lutheridge Program Director at NovusWay Ministries, Associate Director for Outreach and Engagement at Lutheran World Relief, and Director of Theological Education with Youth at United Lutheran Seminary.

A native of Wilmington, NC, Chandler is a Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and North Carolina State University graduate. He is the spouse of the Rev. Naomi Sease Carriker, who has served congregations throughout the North Carolina Synod, and the father of Jonathan. When he's not at camp Chandler gets creative through songwriting and fired up cheering on his San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Cubs.

"I am excited to join the team and lead Agape Kure Beach into an impactful and grace-filled future," says Chandler. "I know the impact camp makes on the lives of young and old and the difference it makes in God's world. Building on all that others before us have planted, I cannot wait to meet you at camp."

Since 1973, Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries has been well served by dynamic leaders with long-range visions for our ministry. We believe Chandler’s passion, skills, and excellent work experience in both outdoor ministry and fund development will not only continue the tradition but lead us in new and rewarding directions.

These are exciting, pivotal, and challenging times not just for Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries, but outdoor ministries, and our Church as well. The challenges facing our institution are great. But with strong leaders such as Chandler, we can surpass any obstacles in our path. Please join our Board in welcoming Chandler to his new role and join us on the Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries journey. It promises to be quite a trip!

God’s Blessings,
Charles Harris, President
Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries, Inc.

Chandler Carriker flipped

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


Sep 02

Labor Day Family Camp

September 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - September 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am
Sep 10

Saturday Safari

September 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 01

Saturday Safari

October 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 15

Camp Agape Work Day

October 15, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Reach 100!

Help us bring 100 kids in need to a week of faith-based residential camp.

Through the “Reach 100” challenge, A†KB hopes to assist campers in financial need as well as provide each child with a positive and lasting impression of their value as a child of God.

  • $625.00 covers a full week for one camper
  • $312.50 covers a half week for one camper
  • $150.00 covers a quarter of a week for one camper