Moody Radio's Pierre Chestang is retiring at the end of September to move from bi-vocational pastoring to full-time pastoring at The Bridge Worship Community in Valrico, Florida. Stepping into the role of station manager will be Andrew Leuthold who currently serves as our Operations Director, and co-host of Music for Sunday.
This morning we got to hear from both men as they shared some behind-the-scenes stories, plus what will not be changing at Moody Radio Florida.
Pierre manages the Moody Radio stations in Central, West, and Southwest Florida, while also serving as a regional manager. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute and earned a communications degree from Columbia College, Chicago. He also pastors at The Bridge Worship Community in Valrico, Fla.
Andrew serves as Operations Director and Co-host of Music for Sunday at Moody Radio Florida. Atlanta, Georgia, is Andrew's hometown, where he grew up in a pastor's home. After nearly a decade in the Traffic Department of WXIA-TV (11 Alive), he joined the Moody Broadcast Team at WAFS (AM 920) in Atlanta; first in a part-time basis as a weekend and fill-in announcer, then full time as Production Director and eventually as Host of the morning show. After the sale of WAFS, he spent 8 years at Faith Radio (a Moody affiliate) in Montgomery, Ala., as Operations Manager and Morning Show Host. Serving in Florida since 2012, Andrew and his wife, Miriam, enjoy spending time playing games, eating pizza and watching movies with their two children, Nathan, and Abigail.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.