Kurtis Paul Orcutt, also known as Kurt, was raised on a farm in Oregon in a strong Christian family that has given him his values to this day. He has held Executive Offices in many businesses. He has been in the Transportation industry for 39 years. Kurt has business relationships in USA, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Israel, Germany, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Japan. He, along with his business partner, LTC Dwane Boucher, GOTJ, own Knights Antiquity Quest LLC. , an Archaeology company working with Israel Archaeological Services (IAS) in Israel and Jordan. Together, they also own Knights Shining Armor Inc., a technology for the Aviation Industry and is a Director of Knights Historical Society Inc., a 501c(3) charitable company for archaeological research and helping Christians at risk.
Kurt has visited or worked in 14 countries and is a frequent visitor to Israel. He has been on 2 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. He holds two advanced degrees in Business. Kurt holds the rank of Knight Commander in the Papal Order (Cavalieri Pontificali) of the Ancient Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, (KCSG) Grand Cross in Imperial Order of the Star of Ethiopia (GCSE) and Grand Croix, (GCTJ) in Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, (OSMTH), or Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, (SMOTJ), and is the past Prior of Priory of The Light in SW USA and current Grand Deputy Grand Prior. He spends time working with Christians at risk in the Holy Land especially the Franciscans in the Holy Land and around the World and holds a Certificate for Interfaith Conflict Resolution from the International Peace Bureau. Kurt lives in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix Metro Arizona USA, with 4 children and 3 grand-children.