Austin has been attending Crossroads for six years and employed in the Maintenance Department at Crossroads last three. He loves being a part of the inner workings of what goes into keeping such a large church functioning well and seeing how God uses it. He is ready to experience all that God has in store for our Crossroads family as we keep responding to Jesus.
Ben grew up in the small town of Grants Pass, OR, but comes to Crossroads by way of California’s Central Valley. Having spent the majority of his career in church communications, Ben is passionate about all things pertaining to the creative arts. He enjoys playing guitar with the worship band, and spending time outdoors. Ben and his wife Shawna are expecting their first child in May 2016.
I was born and raised here in Vancouver. My wife Betty and I have been married for 42 years. We have 4 children and 9 grand children I love working here at Crossroads Church as there are so many exciting things going on here each and every day.
Dakota was born and raised in the Pacific NW. He enjoys spending time going on country drives, hanging out with family and friends, and volunteering his time to serve the Lord. He started attending Crossroads in the summer of 2014. The first time he walked in he knew this was his home church. He immediately began serving in children’s ministry, and later became a part of the building services team!
Nick became a part of the Crossroads family after he and his wife Jordan were married and looking for a church they could call “home.” Later, Nick joined the Crossroads team in his area of passion and expertise. Before joining the Crossroads staff, Nick was a video systems engineer and news photojournalist.
Ralph grew up as a missionary’s child in Guatemala. Being raised in another culture and in a Christian home, helped shape who he is today.
Following graduation from Biola University, Ralph taught school and later became a school administrator. In 1983 he moved to Vancouver, Washington to serve as minister of education at Crossroads Community Church.
Currently, Ralph is the mission’s pastor and oversees all pastoral care ministries in the church. He also serves on Crossroads Community Church’s board, as well as providing insight and direction to church ministries as part of a managing team of pastors.
Ralph is married to Kathy who teaches middle school. He has two grown children, Anna and Ted and two grandchildren, Kingston and Ruby.
Affectionately known as “Pastor G,” Gennarino DeStefano was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating high school in 1975, he spent the next 15 years developing his creativity and gifting in the restaurant business, during which time he attended the New York Restaurant Culinary School.
In 1989, Gennarino met Jesus and was born again at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale in Florida. In the following year, he met and married his wife, Margaret, and became part of staff at the church as a new believer. In 1995, he was ordained as an associate pastor at CCFTL. Over his 15 years in full-time ministry, he had the privilege of serving at one of the fastest growing mega churches in the Country. From pastoral care to leadership recruiting and development, his ministry career provided a unique education and helped develop a skill set that he strives to use wherever God places him.
Although he has been privileged to work with thousands of people through the years, he considers his greatest contribution to be the time spent personally training several young men who lived with him and his wife in their home, and who have now moved into full-time ministry and enjoy successful marriages.
Born and raised in South Florida, Margaret DeStefano spent time during 1972 until 1990 working as an administrative assistant/paralegal for several prominent law firms. From 1990 until 2005, she served as Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale, where she became a liaison for the staff of 750 people and a church of 25,000 congregants. During her tenure of 15 years with that organization, she collaborated on multiple writing projects, including hundreds of devotionals and several books, taught women’s Bible studies, conferences, and workshops. She has spent the last few years serving as a virtual assistant, correspondence specialist and media consultant for Potter’s Field Ministries in Montana.
Margaret and her husband, Gennarino have been married for 25 years and have one grown son who lives in South Florida with his wife. They are avid animal lovers and have a passion for discipleship and mentoring the next generation in following Christ.
I grew up in Seattle, WA, then lived in Centennial, CO for almost 10 years before moving to Vancouver in 2006 with my husband and 3 daughters. I love to travel, explore new places and meet people. I feel very blessed to work with so many amazing people at Crossroads Church and Cornerstone Christian Academy and to see and hear weekly about the awesome things that God is doing in the lives of so many people that are being reached through this body of believers.
Brian has been serving in worship, tech and creative ministries ever since high school. His passion for music led him to study recording arts and the entertainment business, graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science at Full Sail University. Brian has a deep desire to see people glorify the Lord and recognize His work in their lives, and is passionate about helping raise up, train and deploy creative people who are excited to get connected with the Crossroads family and honor God with their skills, hearts and lives. He has spent much of his life in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys rafting, exploring nature, playing and writing music, and generally all things creative. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Professional Ministry at Liberty University.
Dan grew up in southeast Alaska, where, believe it or not, it rains more than it does in Vancouver. The son of a pastor, Dan grew up watching ministry first hand. In the fifth grade the Lord placed the desire to pastor in Dan’s heart but he fought it for the next few decades. Dan surrendered his heart to Jesus in 2007 and his life was changed radically. Since 2010 Dan and his wife Ashleigh have been involved in ministry and the Lord continues to bless them beyond their comprehension. Dan and Ashleigh have two wild little girls, who are known for running around Crossroads, barefoot and care free. Dan has a crazy love for people and desires to see people grow and produce fruit. He loves to hang out with his family and has a small leather business that he and his wife run in their spare time.
Tim was raised in Juneau Alaska where God’s great beauty is on display in every direction you look. He grew up in Calvary Fellowship, a church pastored by his father. However, his life was not fully restored and given to Jesus until 2010. Tim and his wife of 20 years, DeAnna, have been faithfully serving in ministry at the church in Juneau since 2012, where he pastored the youth, led home groups and served in whatever way possible. God began to work in his heart to leave their home in Juneau, and come to Vancouver, Washington. He followed that call with his wife and their three amazing daughters. The whole family loves spending time together outside enjoying God’s majesty in creation.
Daniel came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in April of 1998 while he was in his last year at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. After spending a few years as a professional touring musician (upright and electric bass), Daniel felt called into the pastoral ministry. He was taken on staff at Calvary Chapel Marin under the direction of Pastor John Henry Corcoran in January of 2000.
After being ordained in 2002, Daniel planted three churches and successfully transitioned them to new leadership: Calvary Chapel New Brunswick, in New Jersey, Calvary North Bay in Mill Valley, CA and Calvary San Francisco, CA. Out of his passion for church planting, Daniel founded the Calvary Church Planting Network, which helps facilitate church planters. In 2012, Daniel moved to the Pacific Northwest to become the Lead Pastor at Crossroads Community Church, which has campuses in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.
Daniel has a unique style of teaching that takes the timeless truth of Scripture and makes it applicable and simple for men and women of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds in today’s society. His teachings can be accessed at danielfusco.com, through iTunes podcasts, YouTube videos and at crossroadschurch.net. His popular #2MinuteMessage can be found on his Facebook page and YouTube channel. Daniel hosts the Real. with Daniel Fusco TV show and the Jesus is Real Radio Ministry, featuring messages on TV and radio stations across the country.
Daniel is also a gifted writer and a featured contributor to “Preaching Today.” He has published articles with Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, pastors.com, and Calvarychapel.com. His self-published book, “Ahead of the Curve,” is currently available on Amazon.com. His second book, “Honestly, Getting Real About Jesus and our Messy Lives” was released by NavPress in the spring of 2016. His third book, “Upward, Inward, and Outward,” is scheduled to be published by NavPress in the fall of 2017.
Daniel is a sought after speaker and has taught at churches, conferences, retreats, youth rallies, leadership seminars, seminaries, and on campuses, both in the States and abroad.
Daniel is blessed to be married to Lynn. They live with their three children and a crazy dog in Southwest Washington.
Lynn was born and raised in beautiful Marin County, California, right over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. She grew up in a Catholic family and her mom always encouraged her to pray because “God hears.” In her early college years, Jesus opened the eyes of her heart to know Him as her Savior. He then began to transform her life as she followed after Him.
It was through the power of prayer that Jesus brought her and Pastor Daniel together. They have been involved in 3 church plants together, and Lynn had the opportunity to launch Women’s and Children’s Ministries in each church. In 2012, God called them and their family to Vancouver to become a part of the Crossroads family. Lynn is thrilled to walk with the Women of Crossroads as they seek after God’s heart and desire to grow in their relationship with Him.
Elizabeth Ghormley hales from Montana, but grew up in the mid-west. She came to know the Lord in October of 1984 as a teenager. With all the changes life had for her, Elizabeth found herself in Portland, OR in 1988. Four years later she met and married her husband Dennis. It wasn’t until 1995 that they came to Crossroads and have been a committed part of the Crossroads family ever since.
Elizabeth’s heart for children, families and marriages are what drives her work in ministry. She has been on staff at Crossroads since 2003.
Judy is originally from Southern California and recently relocated to Washington. She has a background in art and graphic design and is continuing to grow her fine art skills. She is also passionate about seeing God transform and redeem people’s lives. She served as a high school youth leader for 6 years as a young married and is excited to be a ministry assistant with United Student Ministries. She loves kids and has three grown children of her own.
Ron and his wife Cheryl have been attending Crossroads for over 6 years. He has 35 plus years experience in Law Enforcement and Security. Ron came to know the Lord at early age and loves serving the Bride of Christ. He Attended North Portland Bible College.
Peter grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a passion for Jesus and ministry within the local church. He has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2002, in Los Angeles, Portland and Vancouver. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, he earned his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Peter has also served as the General Manager of Boomerang, a non-profit coffee and generosity shop in downtown Vancouver, WA. Currently, he is leading our Family Ministries, to partner with parents and caring adults, so we can teach our kids how to simply respond to Jesus!
In 2003, Peter married his beautiful wife, Marjie, after they met while serving as counselors at a Crossroads youth summer camp! Together they are raising 3 young boys who enjoy playing sports, being silly and building legos. When Peter isn’t developing and leading ministries to reach and disciple the next generation, he’s spending time with his family.
Kai was born into a musical family in Portland and became part of the heavy metal scene. Since becoming a sold out believer in 2010, Kai has returned to the music scene with his focus on Jesus, leading and playing in bands. He has experience in the hospitality industry and enjoys serving people. He looks forward to a radical future, being part of God’s work in the Pacific Northwest.
Breana is from the Pacific NW and enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and is an avid reader. She finished her double major in Business Administration and Applied Arts in 2016. In September, 2015 she found Crossroads simply by getting in her car and letting God guide her. She says she will never forget the feeling when she walked through the doors of Crossroads, the Holy Spirit was so tangible she knew with certainty she had found her home church. Breana has been serving the Crossroads Community in multiple volunteer areas since her arrival and looks forward to continuing to serve and help grow God’s kingdom. She is excited to see how God will use her knowledge and experience within position at Crossroads.
Born and raised in Iowa, Donna grew up loving God and serving at church. While studying Computer Engineering at Iowa State, she met her future husband Norm and also came to know Jesus as her personal Savior. After graduation, they moved to Washington where Donna was introduced to Crossroads by a co-worker. They home schooled their four children through high school and are very grateful for the solid Christian foundation the kids received in Crossroads Children’s Ministry and high school ministry. Donna was recruited to serve in Children’s Ministry when her kids were young and continues to love working with kids and serving alongside the staff and volunteers of Crossroads Kids!
Regina was born in India. She was raised as a Hindu, went to a Catholic orphanage and was adopted by Christian parents. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her son, watching football, camping and hiking. Regina looks forward to serving the Lord at Crossroads.
Amber grew up in Poulsbo, WA- a small Norwegian town across the water from Seattle. Her husband Mikey has been leading worship for Crossroads for the past couple years. The more they visited Crossroads, the more it felt like home. They decided to move in January and Amber joined our team in February. Amber loves doing small crafting projects, gardening and reading. If you see her around campus say “hello”!
Mikey has been writing and recording music his whole life, and he released his first album, “It’s All For You,” at the age of 15. An accomplished worship leader, Mikey has served all around the Northwest, and has shared the stage with many notable names. His album, “Pull Me Apart” was released with Responding Records in fall of 2015, and shows his heart and his passion for giving God glory through song. He and his wife Amber come to Vancouver from the Puget Sound area.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jesenia spent most of her adolescent years enjoying the warmth of the SoCal sunshine. After graduating high school she decided to come to the Pacific Northwest to attend college and also started working at Wells Fargo Bank part time. Jesenia became a Christian in December of 2000 at Victory Outreach in Pomona, CA.
Jesenia has been blessed with two amazing sons, Jacob and Joseph. In 2006, her husband, Angel, was unexpectedly called to Heaven. She and her two sons experienced God’s strength and comfort and continue to feel blessed every day.
Jesenia was introduced to Crossroads in 2012 and has been attending ever since. She has a passion to help others and a fire to spread God’s love to those in need. She considers it a joy to use her expertise as part of the team here at Crossroads, where she feels we are all on mission to spread the love of Christ to our community and the world.
Sarah was raised in southern California and northern Michigan. At the age of 6, Christ took hold of her heart and has continued to grow in her relationship with Him ever since. College took Sarah to Arizona. While there, she obtained a degree in Visual Communications and went from retail management to marketing/branding. Feeling the Lord calling her to the Pacific Northwest, she settled in the Portland/Vancouver area in early 2010. Sarah is blessed to have a beautiful and lively daughter that keeps her busy. She loves serving the Lord, learning new ways to bring Him glory and sharing His Word with the world.
Aaron was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and has been passionate about music and worship from a very young age. In 2008 he began touring with a band based out of Denver, which eventually led him to touring with a band from Vancouver, Washington. For five years God called him and his wife Kat to full-time ministry, working with missionaries and churches all over the world. In that time he had a part in starting a non-profit missions organization. God has now called Aaron and Kat to live in Vancouver to invest in the community through Crossroads and their everyday lives. He enjoys many hobbies including, bass fishing, coffee, wood working, and many more.
Pastor Cecil has lived in the Pacific Northwest since moving north from Sacramento California in 1975. He is the fifth of seven children that grew up attending church. At the age of 15 Cecil was called into ministry and preached his first message at 17. Cecil has now been a Pastor since 2005, and loves serving Jesus leading people into the light of our Lord here at Crossroads through the Care Ministry and ReNew Recovery. He & his bride Leslie have 8 children, all who love and serve the Lord. When he is not on campus, Cecil can be found spending time with his family, playing golf, building classic cars, metal detecting, hunting and fishing.
Pastor Bill Ritchie was born in Salem, Oregon, where he lived until his graduation from Willamette University. He then moved to Claremont, California, where he did his graduate work at the School of Theology at Claremont, earning his doctorate in religion. Upon completion of his formal education, Bill pastored two Methodist churches in Washington until 1975 when God put a strong desire in his heart to plant Crossroads Community Church, a non-denominational ministry, in Vancouver, Washington.
Crossroads had a dramatic beginning, with 350 people attending the first service in a high school cafeteria. In 1977, the church became affiliated with the Calvary Chapel movement. In the years since then, Crossroads has grown to over 6,000 people with outreaches in a number of countries in the world. With a ministry that has centered on worshiping the Lord and teaching his Word, Bill gives the credit to God alone for the miraculous work in the ministry of Crossroads.
Across the years, Bill has published three books, had a radio ministry in several countries, and been invested in ministry around the globe. He and his wife Betty have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, one large dog, and enjoy landscaping at their home in Battle Ground, WA.
Jason enjoyed studying piano from the age of four, and later added flute and drums. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in music studies and then pursued various seminary courses at Western Seminary. He joined the staff of Bellevue Alliance Church in 1991 and later became part of the pastoral staff at Crossroads Community Church in the summer of 1992.
Jason leads the Creative Arts ministry which includes the music and worship ministry, the creative team including live sound, lighting, video, radio, recording studio, and Crossroads marketing and communications. He serves on the board of Crossroads Community Church, and provides insight and direction to our church ministries as part of the executive team. He has a passion to watch God work in people’s lives, and he loves it when they get a taste for giving everything to Jesus, jumping into God’s story and living it out in a way that impacts the world around them.
Jason and his wife Alexa have been married since 1991, and enjoy a busy but joyful life with their three boys, Micah, Isaiah, and Sam.
Jason “Sammy” Rousett grew up in Vancouver and has attended Crossroads all of his life. He had the privilege of joining the Crossroads staff in 1997. He loves Jesus and technology, so this ministry is an awesome opportunity to serve the Lord by serving the church staff and body. Jason specializes in IT, but also has experience working in audio, video, and photography as well.
Jason is married to his sweet wife, Andra and has three wonderful kids, Kaylee, Brendan and Jonathan.
Brittany was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and grew up in a loving Christian home. She spent many weekends volunteering and being a part of her Grandmother’s church. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at Portland State University and working in the industry over nine years, God put a desire in her heart to change her career path. She began seeking a profession more deeply fulfilling in Him. Brittany joined the Crossroad’s staff in May of 2015 and is currently assisting the Care Ministry and the Connections Ministry. Looking to the future, she is excited to watch God’s plan for her unfold, as she Simply Responds to Him.
Cameron S. Sillars was born in Chicago, Illinois and became an ardent Chicago Cubs and Black Hawks fan. Nine years later, his family moved to New York, and eventually on to Darien, Connecticut where he spent his youth. He spent some time in Maine attending prep school after high school and then on to Furman University in Greeneville, South Carolina. Soon after he moved to Jackson, Mississippi, then joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California.
In 1992, Cameron received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at a Greg Laurie Crusade. In December of 1996, he and his wife, Theresa moved to Vancouver. Nine months later, in September of 1997, he began working at Crossroads and has been here serving the Lord ever since.
Remington smith is married to Maurie and father to Everly, with a new addition to the family on the way. He has been a sound engineer for fifteen years. He has extensive live production experience. He enjoys music and gadgets. Remington has been in ministry for 10 years in many roles, and is working on a B.S. in Biblical studies. Native of Idaho He loves spending time with family and friends in the Great Outdoors.
Kathleen moved to Vancouver in 2010 for a job, and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. She found Crossroads in 2014 and immediately knew her search for a church family was over. She sensed God leading her to change directions and start a new career, joining Crossroads as a Ministry Assistant in April of 2015.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, fiber arts, hiking and spending time outdoors. Her favorite times are always when she gets to spend time with her kids and their sons (her two grandsons).
Luke was born in Salem, OR and graduated with an Accounting degree from George Fox University. His wife, Jordan, was the first person he met at George Fox. They got married in 2009 and Luke says it’s the best decision he’s made in his life other then choosing to follow Jesus. Outside of spending time with Jordan and overseeing the Crossroads Operations team, Luke has been playing piano and singing since he was 8 and he loves leading the church in worship. He feels blessed to have found a church home where he can use both his administrative and musical gifts to serve our King.
Kirsten Storm moved to Vancouver from the East Coast more than 20 years ago. She married her husband in 1987 and they have 3 daughters and a golden retriever named Trenna. Kirsten was blessed to be able to home-school her daughters. She loves hiking, camping, spending time at the ocean, Mt. Rainier and Lewisville River.
Crossroads has been her home since 1991. She considers it a blessing and honor to serve her church family!
Jeff brings with him contracting experience as a former business owner in California. He lives in Vancouver with his daughter, Kayla, and in his spare time he enjoys expressing himself through poetry.
Traci was born and raised in Boise Idaho in a loving, christian home. She became a christian at a very young age and her background includes, working 20+ years in the medical field, teaching preschool for 5+ years, and Medical billing and coding. Traci is passionate about using everyday to be on mission for Jesus as she and her husband, Troy of 22 years, raise three children and prepare to welcome their 3rd grandchild.
Robby is passionate about spreading the news of Jesus Christ to every part of the world and to see disciples made. He enjoys an active lifestyle, including camping, fishing, basketball, mini-golf, and video games. The Lord has blessed Robby in many areas and he is always looking for opportunities to be a blessing to other people.
Greg grew up in Southern Oregon on a small family farm. Greg and his wife Chris have 4 married children and 8 grandchildren. He felt called to ministry as a teenager and pursued that calling all the way through education at Berean University. Following graduation, Greg served in several ministry positions as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Teaching Pastor. He also worked many years in the construction industry. In 2011, Greg and Chris relocated to Vancouver, WA. He was hired as the Facilities Director at Crossroads and served in that role until 2015. Greg is currently serving as the Pastor of Connections and Care.