Scott Yoder – Senior Pastor

Our Senior Pastor, Scott, is responsible for preaching regularly, giving oversight to our leadership team, prayerfully determining and communicating the vision for ministry at Crossroads, and providing care and counsel for our church family. Scott has been in ministry since 1998 and began at Crossroads in January of 2010. He desires to lead a ministry where we are effectively training disciples of Jesus to make other disciples of Jesus and does this by creating environments for people to:

  1. Engage in a personal love relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
  2. Connect with one another for teaching from God’s Word and for encouragement and strength through relationship.
  3. Intentionally help believers understand how God has equipped them to serve Him and one another.

Scott is passionate about three things: first, his personal relationship with Jesus; second his role as husband and father; and third, helping people learn, live, and give God’s Word. Scott and his wife Kelly have six children, Reis, Hudson, Chapman, Owen, Davis, and Paisley.


Collin Seitz – Senior Associate Pastor

Collin is our Senior Associate Pastor. He oversees staff organization and oversight, property issues, church finances, human resources issues and pastoral care and shepherding as assigned by the senior pastor. Collin has served Christ in many roles since August of 1976 and served as a youth pastor then as a senior pastor for 37 years before joining the Crossroads team in August 2013. His vision is to advance our church’s mission by relieving the senior pastor of the administrative responsibilities that often take away from his core roles.

Collin hopes to help others come to love and serve Christ, enter into active participation in the life and ministries at Crossroads, and find their place of joyful service for Christ.

Collin and his wife, Gloria, have four children, three of whom are married: Andrew and Jennifer (Seitz) Gregar, Ryan and Charissa (Seitz) Stegink, Dan and Natalie Seitz, and Stephanie Seitz. He is the grateful recipient of God's grace and kindness made real in the love of a wonderful believing wife and family - including five grandchildren.

 


ADAM LLOVET - CULVER MINISTRY PASTOR

Adam Llovet is no stranger to Marshall County. Born and raised in the area, he moved to Peoria, Illinois to pursue a youth and young adult pastor position in 2008. There he later continued as young adult pastor while also developing a new church plant. He has spent the last several years of his ministry experience working with Samaritan Ministries International. In August of 2016, Adam followed the call from the Lord to come back to the area, accepting the new position here at Crossroads. Adam has always had a heart for the area and a desire to see the Gospel transform lives here. He is very excited as the Lord begins to unfold this new ministry in Culver and the surrounding communities.

In his free time, he enjoys watching local sports, woodworking, hunting and other shooting sports.

Adam and his lovely wife Sarah have been married for over six years and are currently in the process of adopting two children! 


Marc Read – Associate Pastor

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Marc, an associate pastor, has many roles at Crossroads including the organization of Community Groups and Target Groups, coordination of special events such as the Harvest Party, and other administrative tasks. He and his wife, Becky, have been attending Crossroads since 1997. He joined the staff in 2008 as the part time worship director. Though Marc still helps lead worship on Sunday mornings, he transitioned to a full time associate pastor after four years of serving as the worship director. His goal is to help others connect in small group environments where they can pray, study scripture, serve, encourage one another and do life together!

Marc and his wife, Becky, have two children, Austin and Mackenzie. 


Rich Gamble – Associate Pastor

Rich is an Associate Pastor at Crossroads and has been in full time ministry since 2010 when he joined Crossroads staff. Prior to joining the team at Crossroads, Rich has served in various children’s and youth volunteer positions such as jr and sr high small groups and worship leader, AWANA, and coaching and mentoring in the Chicagoland area.

Rich oversees the discipleship and care of teens and families. One way he does that is by leading Dive, the student ministry at Crossroads. Rich enjoys teaching and mentoring teens, developing and coaching student leaders and adult small group leaders, helping parents, and more. Dive provides small groups for youth to connect with peers and adult small group leaders; and creates an environment for students to learn about Christ’s love for them and to serve the Church, the community, and the world.

In addition to overseeing Dive, Rich also assists with other elements at Crossroads, including: collaborating with the Crossroads’ NextGen team, Sunday morning services, creative planning, music, managing Crossroads’ social media, and leadership community.

Rich has passion for learning, and enjoys Chicago-style pizza, power tools, electric guitar, Star Wars, Xbox, and reading.

Rich and his wife, Lindsey, have been married since 2008 and have three sons, Carson, Sawyer, and Emmett.


Children’s Ministry Director

We are currently searching for the next wonderful addition to our staff team!  It just might be you.  If interested, email your resume to rgamble@crossroads-efc.org. 


Michal Joy Falk – Worship Director

As the Worship Director, Michal Joy is responsible for planning out weekly worship services that encourage people to praise our awesome God through various ways including prayer, scripture, and music.  Her heart for worship is to direct people to the throne of God praising Him because of who He is.  She also assists in other areas using her creativity with stage design and video editing.

Michal Joy has been attending Crossroads for several years and first started serving in ministry here when she was in high school.  She has had the opportunity to be involved with various worship and discipleship ministry opportunities at Crossroads and while attending college near Chicago. Michal Joy joined staff in September of 2014.

MJ was recently married in September of 2016 and enjoys spending quality time doing puzzles or playing games with her wonderfully patient husband, Bryan.

Aside from singing and playing guitar, she also enjoys photography and warm weather walks. 


Misty Werley – Access Ministry Director

Misty is the director of Access Ministries, a ministry that serves children and adults with special needs and their families. She is responsible for coordinating volunteers, communicating with families to determine how to best meet the spiritual needs of their loved one with special needs, planning lessons to share the Gospel with at-risk teens, and organizing respite events. Her vision is to grant all people access to the opportunity to love, connect, and serve and does so creating an environment where kids and adults can learn about Christ’s love for them through a small group environment which will encourage them to discover the gifts the Lord has blessed them with to serve Him.

Misty and her husband, Kris, have attended Crossroads since 2010 and Misty joined the Crossroads’ staff in 2012. Before being involved in ministry, Misty was a special education teacher who taught children with moderate and sever cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities. The Werleys have two children: Jayden and Kaleb.


kristi nate - preschool coordinator

Some fun and helpful information about Kristi will be coming soon.  She does an amazing job coordinating our preschool ministry!


Hilary Frank - early childhood coordinator

Some fun and helpful information about Hilary will be coming soon.  She does an amazing job coordinating our nursery - 3 year old ministry!


Angie Beyler – Administrative Assistant

Some fun and helpful information about Angie will be coming soon.  She does an amazing job coordinating our office environment and helping get things done!


Karen Read – Administrative Assistant

Karen is an Administrative Assistant at Crossroads and helps with daily tasks in the office to assist the ministries at Crossroads. She has been in ministry at Crossroads since 1993 but joined the Crossroads staff in 2013. Because Karen assists with administrative details of the various ministries at Crossroads, those in ministry can effectively love, connect, and serve at Crossroads and in the community.

Karen and her husband, Bob, have three children, two of whom are married: Troy and Lane (Read) Grimes, Cari Read, and Matt and Mary Read. Matt and Mary have one son, Caleb.


Kay MacLain - Bookkeeper

Our bookkeeper, Kay, has been responsible for tracking and reporting all money given to God and His Church since 2004. Kay is a fun loving person who loves to make people laugh and not take themselves so seriously.

Kay and her husband, Doug, have been attending Crossroads since 2002. They have 3 children: Derek and Nicole (MacLain) Schadek of Indianapolis, Victoria MacLain in her first year of Grad School in Chicago and Ryan MacLain, a freshman in college at Clemson, South Carolina.