Elders at Crossroads
"If someone aspires to be an elder, they desire an honorable position." — 1 Timothy 3:1
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Jesse and his wife Ally have been members of Crossroads Church since 2002. He has a passion for serving not only as an Elder, but also as head usher and a small group leader. Jesse has been an Elder since 2013 and has served as Chairman of the Elder Board since 2015.
In his professional career, Jesse is currently the Executive Vice President at KTI Inc which is a large domestic logistics company. Jesse and his wife Ally have 2 children, DJ and Olivia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.
Sean has attended Crossroads since 2008, served on the board since 2013, and as Vice Chairman since 2015. Growing up in Golden Valley, MN, he attended Redeemer Covenant Church and has been a frequent camper and counselor at Covenant Pines Bible Camp. He and his wife Kim have 3 children and live in Woodbury. Sean is a Global Business Manager in Personal Safety Division at 3M Company, and has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL), and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Sean enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, and music.
Brian and his wife Michelle have been members of Crossroads Church since 2011. He has served as Treasurer since 2015 and has a passion for ensuring stewardship of the resources God has blessed Crossroads with and sustainability for the ministry’s future. Brian is a Finance Director for Red Wing Shoe Company. Brian and his wife, Michelle, have 2 children, Nevaeh and Levi. Brian enjoys spending time with his family outdoors and is a member of the Saint Paul Curling Club.
Dave has been attending Crossroads since 2010 with his wife Amanda. He has been a lead usher and volunteer at the Cottage Grove Campus since it's re-opening in 2013. Having grown up in Woodbury, Dave is passionate about the community and the impact Crossroads can have on it. Currently, Dave works in Supply Chain and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Dave and Amanda have two children, Noah (4) and Lydia (2). He enjoys spending time with his family, seeing superhero movies, watching and playing basketball, and playing video games.
I am married to my wonderful husband Mark for over 20 years. We have 3 children- Doug, Josh and Grace. Doug and Josh are both in college and Grace is our last at home. We have been attending Crossroads Church for over 15 years.
Family Nurse Practitioner for 18 years currently working with Allina Senior Health in Transitional Care.
Christian service: Crossroads Elder Board 2009- 2014. Have served as greeter, small group leader, children’s ministry, and café over the years and I am currently on the Crossroads Hastings Impact Team. Prior to Crossroads Church, I was a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. I volunteer and have volunteered at all of my kids schools for numerous years- everything from lunch lady, to Moms in Touch Prayer group, chaperone for school events and currently lots and lots of carpooling each week for our daughter Grace who attends Trinity School at River Ridge in Eagan.I was raised Catholic, but fell away from church and religion as a teenager. I was raised in an abusive home, so what I was taught in Catholic school and what I was witnessing at home left me angry and disillusioned. I became pregnant as a teenager, married an abusive man and struggled to survive. After two little boys and years of abuse in the marriage, my former husband threatened to kill me. It was then, that God showed me a way out, God rescued me and my sons. Despite my anger with God, despite the hypocrisy I felt, despite all the sins I had committed, God never abandoned me. Instead, He brought people in my life to walk a journey of healing, people who taught me how to have a personal relationship with Jesus and most importantly, led me to faith in a God of forgiveness and healing and salvation.
Crossroads church is a place for all of the broken, the lost, the hurting- a place to find Jesus despite the mess we make of ourselves- and that is why I have served and wish to continue serving in this place.
Hello, Crossroads family! I grew up in a small town just north of Milwaukee (Saukville) and moved to Minnesota after college (UW-Eau Claire) to start my career at 3M. Despite having obtained my Bachelors in Chemistry, I have worked in multiple roles within 3M not related to that subject, including purchasing agent, quality engineer, Lean Six Sigma black belt, and most recently program manager from within the laboratory driving the commercialization of new medical devices. During my career I have attained multiple certifications in quality, Lean Six Sigma, and am a Professional Manager of Projects (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.
My family and I came to Crossroads in 2013 looking for a family-friendly church with a heart for service - and we found that at Crossroads! My wife (Kim), older son (Micah), and I brought our younger son (Josiah) to our first Family Faith night when he was only two weeks old and have been very active in the church since. My volunteer roles over the past five years have included the cafe, children's ministry worship leader, special event parking, and most recently vocals for the Woodbury worship team.
When not at work or church, I am very active in the community, participate as a competitive long-distance runner, and utilize my prior experience as a gymnast to coach boys’ gymnastics. In these and all other activities in my life, I seek excellence and continuous improvement of both myself and those people and organizations to which I am associated in search of the personal goal I have of leaving this world better than how I found it. I look forward to applying these principles, strategic and thorough mindset, energy, and passion to the position on the Elder Board.
Phil, as Lead Pastor, is the only non-elected Elder at Crossroads. He and his wife Laurel have been serving Crossroads since 1992. They have 2 grown children (both married) and 4 grandchildren. Phil loves the following: playing all racquet sports, drinking good coffee, fishing for bass, and hanging out with his family. Phil has a B.A. in Business from Bethel University, and a Masters in Divinity from Denver Seminary. He also serves on our denomination’s Executive Board.