Curt Austin has more than three decades of experience with creative writing and public speaking. His prior written work can be found in multiple blogs which include: Austin’s Acre, Holy Days Devotional, Conversations, and For A Peaceful Planet. His short story work placed 3rd in the 2013 Short Short Story Competition for Writer’s Digest. A recent Lenten Devotional, Soil of our Soul, was a collaborative effort by Curt and his close friend, Dr. David Mullens. Curt also serves as a ghostwriter, editor and artist/cartoonist for corporate and ministry newsletters.
Attending Ball State University, Curt received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and was ordained in the United Methodist Church. Curt served congregations in the Muncie and Fort Wayne areas until 1999, when he left the pulpit ministry. He continued ministry in his local church, writing dramatic presentations and video scripts, serving as a creative communicator to children’s ministries, and presenting monologues to the local congregation. He currently pays his bills by working as a Project Coordinator for the Indianapolis VAMC, working within HSR&D.
Curt is passionate about his family, his dog, birding, cooking, photography and art, his backyard sanctuary, and human rights issues.