About Curt Austin

I am a life-long learner and an influential leader, earning loyalty from staff and peers through a dedication to excellence, perseverance in the face of challenge, and full-throated support in personal and professional development. I fully invest in each staff I manage and any project I undertake. I lead through encouragement, inspiration, and expectation, setting a high bar for myself and for my team, in the process achieving exceptional results.

What Others Are Saying

Telling a story is easy. Telling a moving, wistful, passionate story which touches the heart and the head takes hard work and great talent. Curt Austin tells such tales. He spins a story that will have you laugh and, at times, cry. If you are looking for someone who speaks with heart, conviction, and excellence, I encourage you to look to Curt Austin.

Dr. David Mullens
Curt Austin served with me as Associate Pastor during some very exciting times at the College Avenue Church near the Ball State University campus. He brought professionalism, vision, and a preaching style enhanced with excellent storytelling. He was a great partner in ministry with other special gifts as an artist, developing friends that he has to this day, humor, and an outgoing energy that inspired others, but it was probably his storytelling that was most impressive where all of his gifts seemed to merge in powerful ways. His ability to paint pictures with his words and stories was inspiring to the campus, the congregation, the leaders, and staff.  You will learn a lot from Curt about telling stories, and you will enjoy it while you do!
Dr. Herb Buwalda
United Methodist clergy, retired


Curt is a terrific story-teller.  He intuitively grasps a story’s “big idea” as well as its emotional essence, so that in communicating it, he not only features the story’s theme, but also the heart behind it.  His natural sense of timing accentuates his art; his use of pauses, repetition, emphasis, and lingering paints a vivid audio picture. Curt’s comfort being in front of others puts his listeners at ease and invites them into the experience. He is passionate about good stories and the power of good story-telling. He’s a go-to guy for me when I need a story told!

Jeff Unruh
Pastor of Worship Arts & Communications




About the Author

IMG_20170123_140514_374Curt Austin has written blogs for nearly fifteen years. His work includes the Austin’s Acre Blog, Holy Days Devotional, Conversations and For A Peaceful Planet. His short story work placed 3rd in the 2013 Short Story Competition for Writer’s Digest and he serves as a ghostwriter and editor for business blogs as well as corporate and ministry newsletters.

Attending Ball State University, Curt received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking. He then attended Asbury Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Curt served congregations in the Muncie and Fort Wayne areas. He left the pulpit ministry in 1999 but has continued to be active in his local church, writing dramatic presentations and video scripts, serving as a creative communicator to children’s ministries, and presenting monologues to the 8,000 member congregation. He currently pays his bills by working in Indianapolis in Line Management for a Contract Research Organization.

Curt is passionate about cooking, photography, his backyard sanctuary, and human rights issues, especially those of the African refugee crisis in Italy. He is also a talented public speaker and creative communicator.

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