Pastors Kurt and Valerie Bergquam The Bergquam’s started their training for ministry in San Diego. They began full-time ministry with an evangelistic tour throughout the USA and Canada, encouraging believers in the local church for outreach. This was followed by 3 years of evangelistic tours to 13 countries throughout Europe, serving with Victory Outreach Ministries based in Amsterdam, Holland. In 1990, Kurt and Valerie followed God’s call into pastoral ministry with a church plant to the city of Lelystad, in the Netherlands. Completing 7 fruitful years on the mission field for the Kingdom, they returned home to continue pastoral work in different regions of the USA. Since 2011, Kurt & Valerie are super blessed to be serving Jesus with Harvest Time Church in their hometown of San Diego, coming full circle from their ministry beginnings!
Pastor Kurt enjoys working with Marketplace Chaplains, sharing Christ’s message of hope with corporate business leaders in San Diego. He also serves as Chaplain with Teen Challenge USA many years working with those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. Both Kurt and Valerie are ordained ministers with the SoCal Network, and General Council of the Assemblies of God. Kurt received his B.A. degree and Master’s in Theology. Valerie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theology, and is currently studying in the master’s program for an M.Th. with Christian Bible College and Seminary in Blue Springs, MO. Additionally, she is certified with the Cleveland Clinic , previously coaching women throughout Riverside and San Diego counties as a Fitness & Dietary Counselor. Valerie is passionate about mental, physical, and spiritual health: well-being for every individual. Kurt enjoys skiing, water sports, and fishing. The Bergquam’s love hiking together in the great San Diego mountains. They have two adult children. Contact email: Pastor Kurt Pastor Valerie
Since joining the Harvest Team in early 2020, Sarah has become well-loved and valued as part of this ministry, serving in a variety of ways. She is a licensed minister with SoCal Network, through the General Council of Assemblies of God. Additionally, Sarah is also a student at Global University working towards her undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology. She loves serving with her awesome team, teaching children in the Preschool. With a background in Creative Arts, Sarah directs the Media and serves with the Worship Team. In her free time, Sarah loves going on outdoor adventures and hanging out with her family, friends and dog, Abbey. Contact email: Pastor Sarah
Harvest Time Assembly of God was first established in 1990, with Rev. Spencer & Bertha Weddle as the founding pastors. Under their fine leadership the first church building and campus were obtained. The church flourished under the Weddle’s ministry. Two other pastoral couples served at Harvest Time, following the Weddle’s years of service.