I am a servant of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has richly blessed me in many ways. I am a husband, a father, a son, a maintenance tech, and a student of scripture. God has been faithful to me, and I seek to be faithful in return.
Tyler was born and raised in Spokane Washington where he graduated from high school in 2007. Looking for a fresh perspective he spent the following summer as a counselor at Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia. It was there he met Caitlin, a cute boat driver from Battle Ground Washington. Tyler and Caitlin were married in 2012 and moved to LA County to complete Tyler’s bachelors in music and audio technology. Tyler connected with Crossroads in 2015 soon after moving back to the PNW and loves applying his passion for all things audio to the Master’s work.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, Ryan and Bethany moved to Clark County to finish their college education. They walked through the front doors of Crossroads in 2003 and immediately knew that it was home and that they wanted to be a part of what God was doing here. Ryan grew up in a Christian home, went to Christian school, and attended church regularly with his mom growing up. He is passionate about teaching God’s Word, seeing the church be discipled, developing leaders, and seeing the men of the church become who God created them to be. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, reading, photography, and training BJJ.
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.
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.
Nick became a part of the Crossroads family during his career as a touring video engineer, looking for a church that he could call “home,” no matter where in the world his work would take him. 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, and now uses those skills to help find new ways to use video and live production to reach out into our community and our world.
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.
Stephanie was born and raised in Vancouver, WA and loves the beautiful weather of the Pacific NW. She married her best friend in 2007, Stephen Davis, and has two God-loving children, Vincent and Serenity. Crossroads became the family’s home church in 2011, when they felt a strong calling to jump in and volunteer. Stephanie enjoys ministry, anything creative, cooking/baking, photography and anything that gets the family outdoors! She has a servant’s heart and feels blessed to volunteer, but is also excited to see how God will use her talents and experience as part of the staff at Crossroads.
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.
Donna’s family immigrated to San Francisco from Finland, just before she was born. She grew up in the Bay Area, and accepted Christ as her Savior in high school, while attending a Young Life camp in Malibu, Canada. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics.
Donna and her young family first moved to Olympia, WA after falling in love with the area during Thanksgiving visits. Following some years of struggle and heartache, she and her young son Benjamin made the decision to move to Vancouver, to be closer to her brother. With her son now close to graduating from Camas HS, and facing another fork in the road, the Lord placed Crossroads on her heart. Donna is both extremely grateful and excited to join the Operations team at Crossroads, and to see where the Lord leads.
Knowing the struggles of single parenthood firsthand, she has a heart for single moms, and enjoys traveling, antiquing, good coffee (what Scandinavian doesn’t), and heading to the ocean, where she feels especially close to God.
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.
Dixie grew up outside of beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where she was raised in a God loving home and attended church regularly. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 12 and has been on fire for the Lord ever since. She moved to the Vancouver area in 1997 and began attending Crossroads Church in 2014. She has two amazing children who are serving the Lord with Potter’s Field Ministries in Montana.
Dixie has been involved in Children’s Ministry most of her life. She is excited to share her passion for showing children and families God’s amazing love in her position here at Crossroads church.
Alyssa is a native to the Pacific Northwest and feels more than at home amongst the rain and greenery. Having attended Crossroads since the age of 3, she made a personal commitment to make Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior at a very young age. She felt a calling on her life to do ministry early on in High School, and has prioritized that ever since. She has a passion for working with youth, was a Summer Camp Supervisor for several years, a Program Coordinator for the Police Activities League of Vancouver, and has experience in writing bible study curriculum as well as coordinating academic and extracurricular activities for the youth of Clark County.
Outside of serving at Crossroads, Alyssa loves to hike, read, sing, blog, and travel. She enjoys meeting new people and spreading the love of Jesus everywhere she goes; as she believes the main purpose of this life is to “know Him and make Him known.”
Andy grew up in a Christian home with parents that served in the early days of the Jesus movement. His father was a musician in multiple bands and taught Andy everything he knew about music and audio. He grew up serving the Lord playing drums, running sound and building websites. From an early age, Andy was fascinated with technology and was that kid that took everything apart to see how it worked.
Andy’s amazing wife Lauren was his childhood sweetheart and her father happened to be his pastor and drum instructor. They have three incredible children Asher, Audrey and Noah.
Lauren Franco has lived in Portland, Oregon since she was 10 years old when her father began pastoring Calvary Chapel Portland. In her teen years Lauren felt the call to serve in the ministry. She began leading worship and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe in 2002. She married Andy Franco in 2006 and they have 3 children: Asher, Audrey and Noah. Lauren served as worship and media director at Calvary Chapel Portland from 2013-2016. She continues to lead worship with Crossroads. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, playing guitar and excellent coffee.
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.
Joanne was born and raised in Southern California in a Christian home with her family of seven. She accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized in her early teens.
After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Joanne pursued a 35-year career as an administrative professional, and Joanne and her husband Cliff blended a family of six children. Through this experience, they learned that God doesn’t make mistakes, and He will give you everything you need to be successful if you will only trust Him.
During this time, Joanne served for over 20 years at her local church in Kirkland, Washington, along with her husband, as Lead Ushers and Care Pastors overseeing the Usher/Greeter Volunteer Ministry for six Campuses. She has served on several mission teams to Chile and Mexico. She also led a ministry specializing in re-marriage and blending families.
Joanne retired from her career in September 2017, knowing that God had a plan for her life to serve Him in ministry. Now, she is blessed and excited about the opportunity God has brought her to at Crossroads Church. She loves serving God in the local church, her community, and her family, which has grown to include twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She and her husband live in Washougal, Washington, where they are building their “final” dream home.
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.
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.
Sierra was born and raised in Arlington, WA. She lived in that area, until moving to Pahrump, NV in May, 2005. In July 2016, in the midst of a personal storm, she decided to move back to the Pacific Northwest. She immediately found Crossroads as God, working through a member of the Crossroads’ worship team, brought her to know Him and His amazing family of faith. Since then, God has orchestrated many wonderful changes. She has a blended family of three adult children, two teenagers and a loving husband. She is excited to see what the Lord has planned for her next.
Kailey was born and raised in Wichita, KS within a Christian household. From writing, producing, and performing her first script in third grade to broadening her skill-set as a media communication and production high-honors graduate, Kailey has been engaged in creative outlets since an early age. Her work has been featured at film festivals, published in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine and she was named the Outstanding Honors Student of 2017. Kailey has also been employed in the media department at college and on professional feature film and commercial sets. As the daughter of an art instructor and health care professional, she has enjoyed both the creative and scientific technique behind storytelling.
Because of her relationship with Jesus, Kailey has dedicated her talents to transform the broken world of media from purely entertainment into a purposeful and eternal Christ-centered perspective. Since the Lord called Kailey to Crossroads, she has wholeheartedly fallen in love with the spirit-invigorated community and scenic views she gets to call home. Kailey is also known for her taste for sushi, wittiness, and admiration for empowering others.
Sandra was born and raised in Houston, Texas and has been living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest since 2010. Since moving to Washington the Lord got a hold of her heart and has filled her with overflowing love, joy, and peace. Sandra strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus to show others how great our God is! In her spare time she spends time with friends and family, cheers on the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers, and serves the community.
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!
Richard was born and raised in Arizona. He surrendered his life to the Lord during his sophomore year in high school, the same year he met his bride (Heather). In October 1990, Richard married his best friend. They have had the privilege of raising four amazing daughters and living in several different places; Arizona, Hawaii, Colorado, Lake Tahoe (CA), and now Vancouver. Richard has served the local church in various roles from youth pastor to senior pastor. The family moved to the Pacific Northwest in order for Richard to complete his M. Div, which he obtained in May 2017.
He is passionate about teaching the Word of God in context and seeing how it merges with our current culture. He loves seeing people connect to Jesus and with the amazing body of believers at Crossroads. When he is not at Crossroads, he is found running a painting business and spending time with his family.
Sandra and her husband, Kelvin, recently moved to the Vancouver area. They are both keen photographers and have been back to their home country of South Africa a number of times. Sandra enjoys her volunteer job being an advocate for children in foster care. They have three grandchildren spread over the country.
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.
Although many children grow up in the church and then reject their faith at secular universities, Gabriel Moreno came to know the Lord while attending the University of Arizona, proving his belief that the Lord designed him to always “go against the grain.”
After being accepted into a graduate program in education with scholarships guaranteed, Gabriel felt led by the Lord to once again swim upstream by taking a job as a 6th grade teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School, located inside his home church at the time, Calvary Tucson.
Some six years of teaching later, the Lord called Gabe and his family to accept an assistant pastor/worship leader position at Calvary Tucson.
In June 2016, Gabe and his wife Brittany celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a trip to Portland. During that trip, the Lord led them to reach out to Calvary Portland to offer their worship leading services. That initial meeting eventually turned into a connection with both that campus and Crossroads in Vancouver.
Those relationships with Pastor Terry from Calvary Portland and Pastor Daniel were the beginning of Gabe’s relationship with Crossroads, and a shared vision to do something unique in our present culture: to partner together for the furtherance of the Gospel.
Gabe often says, “None of us can do, what all of us can do.”
To continue pursuing this vision, in 2018 Gabe accepted a position as Executive Pastor of Ministries at Crossroads.
Maureen grew up in a Bible believing home in southern California, came to know Jesus at an early age, and experienced missions while her family hosted visiting missionary families. Her passion for missions grew as she participated in many short term trips beginning in middle school, in Mexico, Central America, and Central Asia. Life from missions paused as she raised her three children, and ran a home based business for twenty five years. While raising her children, she also hosted international students in her home as a mission field. Maureen relocated to Grants Pass, Oregon in the late 90s and then to Vancouver in July 2017 to assist the LoveNOW Missions Pastors and be close to her son, wife, and granddaughter. She is thrilled to join the Crossroads family working within her passions and using her admin skills to serve Jesus. In her free time, Maureen loves to organize, create, hike, raft, and read a good book in the hammock.
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.
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.
Lindsey is a born-and-bred Pacific Northwesterner and a lover of words and people. She’s passionate about how God uniquely expresses his character to his people through the arts and loves to be a part of cultivating beautiful ways to share his gospel.
Lindsey has been serving in music and fine arts ministries as long as she can remember. The Lord re-routed Lindsey from pursuing a career in news journalism to full-time ministry, and she graduated with her bachelor’s in communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 2018. At Moody she served as a Teaching Assistant for biblical exposition and uncovered a love for teaching the Word of God. She hopes to start (and complete) an MA in Theology in the next few years.
Lindsey is thrilled to serve on the Creative Arts team at Crossroads and embrace the opportunity to encourage and connect the stories of others to the freedom, joy, and ongoing redemption available in the Best Story, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When she’s not at her desk, Lindsey is probably hiking, writing poetry, exploring the Oregon coast, attending random underground concerts in Portland, or drinking coffee with friends.
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.
Allison was born and raised in Ohio on beautiful Lake Erie. She attended Miami University and Bowling Green State University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Master’s Degree in Business with a focus in Accounting. She spent five years in public accounting, followed by six years in the non-profit healthcare industry as a CPA. She is so thankful to be serving in this role as a financial steward for Jesus, with the hope and mission to spread the love of Christ.
Allison is married to her best friend, Shawn, and they have the joy of raising their son and two daughters. She loves spending time with family and also has a passion for worship and singing.
Scott is a young man that is passionate about knowing God and sharing his passion with a hope to inspire others to do the same. That passion has led him to Crossroads to serve the men and new believers God is raising up here. He cannot wait to see what God will do next through the Crossroads family!
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.
I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to beautiful places around the world, but I am blessed to call the Pacific Northwest home.
My wife and I are native Oregonians and were High School sweethearts. We have an amazing and hilarious son and a beautiful and energetic daughter. We enjoy our family morning devotions, traveling and spending time in the outdoors.
I had the privileged to serve as youth Pastor at Calvary Chapel Portland for nearly ten years. In 2014 the Lord called my family to sell all that we owned and move to Hungary to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. As I completed the Bachelor program I ministered to the Nigerian refugee population in Northern Italy for seven months.
Jesus went to radical lengths to save me, it’s a small sacrifice to faithfully serve Him. I hope that I can equip you to fulfill your calling in doing the ministry of reconciliation. (Ephesians 4:11-12; 2 Corinthians 5:18)
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!
Amber grew up in Vancouver, WA. She has called Crossroads her home church since she was a child. The middle school and high school ministries were her weekly hangout then; now she is serving in those ministries alongside her husband, Josh Thatcher. Amber is dedicated to the youth in this church and loves serving as a ministry assistant. In her free time, Amber enjoys being outside in her garden, sewing clothes, and drawing.
Josh Thatcher is the Coordinator of Middle School ministries, having stepped up into the role after leading a group of seventh grade boys through middle school and high school to graduation. He loves the example of Paul and Timothy as a model for mentorship. In his free time, he loves watching, talking, and playing basketball–NBA, WNBA, college, whatever!
Kelcie was born and raised within a Christian home in Ridgefield, WA. She enjoys spending most of her off time with her husband Travis, taking pictures, and with her horses, whether it be trail riding or barrel racing. Kelcie graduated form Everest College with a degree in Criminal Justice in 2011 and worked five years as a security guard at the Clark County Courthouse. When she very first entered through the glass doors of Crossroads, she knew this was where she was supposed to be. She began volunteering right away on the safety team and then soon after the Creative Arts team. Kelcie loves being a part of the family that is Crossroads and looks forward to how the Lord will use her to help people come to know our Lord and Savior.
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.
Daniel grew up in central California and Portland, Oregon. During his rebellious young adult years, Jesus Christ enlisted him in a radical way into his godly service. Now Daniel is sold out for Jesus’s love! Shortly after Daniel’s conversion, God took him to Mexicali, Mexico, where he served at Calvary Chapel Mexicali for five years. It was like a spiritual boot-camp for Daniel, with all the blessings and challenges that come with foreign ministry.
Daniel meet his wife Nancy while serving in Mexico. After they were married, the Lord led Daniel and Nancy to Calvary Chapel Gresham, Oregon, were they directed the children’s ministry. Being compelled by the Holy Spirit to move on, they found themselves at the doors of Crossroads Community Church. God called Daniel and his family to this beautiful campus where they can serve as a family and grow in their faith.
When Daniel is not ministering to the Emerging Generation, he enjoys the outdoors, learning about history, gardening, and spending time with his family. God has given Daniel and Nancy three beautiful daughters.