A CBWC Gap Year Experience

Kurios (koo’-re-os) is the Greek word for Lord, which means master and ruler.
This experience is all about “kurios-ity”: seeking Jesus together and pursuing Him as Lord of all.
BREAKING NEWS: A Reimagined KURIOS is ready to go for 2020/2021 - Click for Details
BREAKING NEWS: A Reimagined KURIOS is ready to go for 2020/2021 - Click for Details



Steve Simala-Grant – Director of Kurios

Steve is passionate about discipleship of the next generation and brings more than 25 years of pastoral, teaching, business and leadership experience to this position.   

"Growing young Christian disciples and leaders is where I’ve known both the greatest joy and seen the deepest fruitfulness in my ministry.  Kurios excites me, and I feel a very strong call from the Holy Spirit to commit myself completely to this high call of cultivating leadership among the next generation.  I find myself regularly dreaming about ways to help young people grow their love for Jesus, His Kingdom, and our lost world." - Steve Simala-Grant

Steve’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Religious Education (North American Baptist College), Master of Divinity (Edmonton Baptist Seminary), and Master of Education (University of Alberta).  

Steve is husband to Joanne (who would love to go to Disney World with him to see the fireworks) and father to Thomas (whom he believes he can still beat in an arm-wrestling match). Steve loves the outdoors including tent camping in -5oC, as well as snowshoeing 27km in a single day. He is also a collector of tools, both construction and kitchen (a favorite is his smoker in which he makes a mean brisket).

Steve would love to chat with you about Kurios and even buy you warm beverage when he is in your area. Feel free to reach out to him at fgrir@xhevbf.pn 

Additional Staff

Kurios is looking for additional staff for the 2020-2021 experience, including an Assistant Director and two interns.  Check back here for those postings or contact our Director fgrir@xhevbf.pn for more information.

Advisory Committee

Kurios is an initiative of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada board, whom have setup an advisory committee to provide support and encouragement.  The committee members are:


  • Chair:  Faye Puddicombe (Board Member)
  • Brad Penner (Board Member)
  • Peter Anderson (Staff Member)
  • Faye Reynolds (Staff Member)
  • Tammy Klassen (CBWC Pastor)
  • Clinton Legaspi (CBWC Pastor)

What's Next

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you about anything relating to Kurios.

Apply Today

Complete an online application to begin your Kurios experience right now.

Once your online application is received, our staff will contact you to schedule a conversation about the next steps toward beginning your Kurios journey.

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Partner With Kurios

Kurios is currently recruiting a prayer team that will meet monthly (live over a computer connection), and spend dedicated time once per week to both listen and ask. If you are interested, fill in the Get in Touch form, and we will be in touch with you. Our first prayer request is for 24 participants in our Gap Year Program.

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