We're honoring Moody Radio Florida's Pierre Chestang. He's retiring this week to transition 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 some staff and friends.
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.
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.