Our Staff

Curtis Mulder

Curtis Mulder

Co-pastor / Co-founder (teaching, discipleship, worship)

Curtis has been in vocational ministry since 1994. He is Canadian – a fact he mentions far too frequently in sermons – and he has two amazing daughters, Kyra (b.1998) at UNC Chapel Hill, and Megan (b.2000) at Sanderson High School. He loves to fish and read. He is a big believer that following Jesus is primarily about getting better at being human. If you attend on a Sunday morning and are not inspired somehow to be a better human, the Way-of-Christ was likely not preached.   

CJ Stephens

CJ Stephens

Co-pastor / Co-founder (teaching, discipleship, missions)

CJ has been married to his wife, Holly, since 2003. He is father to 2 beautiful children (Abby b.2008, Noah b.2010). He grew up playing pretty much every sport possible imaginable, and has a HUGE love for Soccer. CJ graduated with a Masters Degree in Biblical Languages from GTU in Berkeley, CA … and he loves AMC’s The Walking Dead. While those 2 facts are not connected in any way, they offer strong evidence of good balance in his life.  

Beth Belford

Beth Belford

Kids Ministry Coordinator

Beth Belford serves as the Kids Ministry Coordinator here at Ekklesia. She joined our staff in August 2016, and she plans to stick around until the eschaton. When she’s not prepping for Sunday mornings with your kiddos, she’s wrangling her own–Elliot (5) and Sullivan (2). Her hobbies are reading and socializing, and she would like to tell you all about “12 step theology” and “the way of the Enneagram.” If you want to get on her good side, buy her a beer and a cupcake.  

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