Kirk has lived in Central Florida since 1980, graduating from Lake Mary high school in 1984, St. Olaf College in 1988 and the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1992. He married his high school sweetheart Michelle, and together they have two children, Samantha and Erik. His family has been attending Northland and their distributed church group since 2010. Kirk and Michelle enjoy volunteering as coaches with LugRox and i3, while their children have helped as CREW apprentices, LugHeads and singing with the children's worship team. Kirk volunteers as a mentor and camp retreat cook with Central Care Mission, a Christ-centered residential facility for men recovering from addictions. He is also a part of The Larger Story team that leads bi-annual men's events based on John Eldredge's books. While his profession is dentistry, his calling is to fight for the hearts of others, no matter the cost.