David and Kelly Richter met in Nashville, TN, in the fall of 2000 while Kelly was working for a local troubled girl's home and David was serving as an intern with Reformed University Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. They were married in November of 2002 and almost immediately moved to Edinburgh Scotland to do short term mission work with a local city-center Free Church. After their return from the mission field, David and Kelly attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO, where Kelly earned a masters in counseling degree and David a masters of divinity. Then, in the summer of 2007, they moved to Rochester, MN, where they lived and worked at L'Abri Fellowship and David served as the associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In May of 2012, the Richters were called by Christ the King Boston to plant a church in Somerville and to become the next site congregation of their multi-congregational church. Then, in January of 2013, the Richters moved to Somerville and began the work to make this vision a reality. The Richters have two wonderful children, Sam and Luci.
Assistant Pastor / Church Planting Apprentice
Josh and Ally met while serving as Young Life leaders in college. Upon getting married in 2011, they both taught at an inner-city high school in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2014, they moved to Saint Louis, MO to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, where Josh earned a Master of Divinity and Ally a Master of Arts in Counseling. In June of 2018, they welcomed their first child, Timothy, and in August of 2018, Josh joined the staff of CTK Somerville. Josh and Ally have developed a mutual love for New England over the years, and are passionate about seeing the gospel applied to all aspects of life. Josh is an avid rock climber and surfer, and Ally has a love of fashion, baking and the beach.
PAIGE VAN NORSTRAND
Women's Discipleship Director
Originally a native of Seattle, Washington, Paige has loved living in Somerville for the past five years and has found many ways to make it home - not least of which has been participating in the CTKS church plant from its first days. Paige holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked in multiple jobs as a clinical social worker and therapist, initially in Rochester, MN before Boston. She currently spends most of her days hanging out with her three spunky kids and spunky husband, and thinking about how God’s grace intersects with the everyday moments of real life.