Commissioner Keith Kurber II was appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) for a six-year term beginning March 1, 2021. Before his appointment to the RCA, Commissioner Kurber served as Pastor of Harvest Church in Fairbanks, from 2010-2020. In addition to nearly 20 years as a vocational minister, Commissioner Kurber also served 30 years as a commissioned officer in the US Army, retiring as a Special Forces Colonel from the Alaska Army National Guard.
Commissioner Kurber's military service included three mobilizations in the Global War on Terror: Operation Enduring Freedom I, 2001-2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom V, 2007, and Operation Enduring Freedom XIII, 2009. Commissioner Kurber also worked at AHFC in Fairbanks, the National Federation of Independent Business, and served as an Airport Police and Fire Officer at the Fairbanks International Airport.
Commissioner Kurber has a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice College and Seminary. He is also a graduate of the Alaska State Trooper Academy. He has been married for 39 years to his wife Nola, who is also an ordained minister and an educator with Galena City Schools/IDEA in Fairbanks. In early 2023, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Alaska Energy Security Task Force.