Curt grew up in Lakewood, CO, a suburb of Denver. He attended a Mennonite Brethren church where he became a Christian, was baptized and enjoyed the ministries of the church, especially the youth group. Curt attended Tabor College where he earned a Bachelor's degree in music (his instrument was voice). After graduating from Tabor, Curt spent two years on staff of Buhler MB Church as youth pastor and choir/music director.
Melissa was born and raised in Los Angeles (CA) county in the town of Whittier. She met Jesus and was baptized in a Disciples of Christ church. The camping ministry of Young Life was especially significant in her early spiritual journey. Melissa studied at Azusa Pacific University earning a Bachelor's degree in communication and psychology. Following graduation from Azusa, Melissa spent some time working for Focus on the Family.
Curt and Melissa both attended Denver Seminary, beginning their studies at the same time. They were able to experience classes and ministry opportunities as their relationship developed. Melissa earned a Master's Degree in counseling and Christian education and Curt earned a Master's of Divinity degree. They were married shortly after graduating in June of 1992.
The majority of their married life has centered on ministry roles and positions. They have been a part of several churches in places that include Baton Rouge, LA, Lodi, CA and Arvada, CO. They spent several years working in Christian camping at Horn Creek Conference Center in southern Colorado. In 2006 they began a ministry relationship with an Evangelical Covenant church in Arvada called Christ Community Covenant (4Cs). Melissa was hired as children's pastor at 4Cs and spent several years in this role. Curt was able to utilize his ministry gifts and over time was brought on staff in different areas including children, youth and then a role as family life pastor. In 2016 Curt was asked to serve as interim pastor of another Covenant church in Arvada, Fellowship Covenant. When their long term pastor retired, Fellowship Covenant needed some measure of stability and consistency as they determined the future of the church. This interim role was completed in February 2017.
Curt and Melissa have two sons. Brandon is 23 and graduated from Arizona Christian University with a degree in communication (film emphasis). He is living and working in the Phoenix area. Connor is 20 and studying accounting at Colorado Christian University. He will graduate in 2020. The Vogts are blessed with good family relationships that celebrate being followers of Jesus.
Curt and Melissa enjoy watching sports of all kinds but especially the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. They are dog people and take pleasure in doing things together like restaurant dinners and movies. Curt maintains a recreational fitness routine that includes running and strength workouts. Melissa likes being outdoors and many different forms of art projects. They both highly value building Christ centered relationships and look forward to making deep friendships at BMBC.