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:
- Engage in a personal love relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- Connect with one another for teaching from God’s Word and for encouragement and strength through relationship.
- 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
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 two sons, Carson and Sawyer.
Chris Garner – Children’s Ministry Director
Chris is our Children’s Ministry Director. She believes everyone has a story and she loves to hear them all! She is responsible for staffing, planning, and overseeing our children’s ministry for all children from infants through 6th grade and has been involved in ministry since 2001. Chris has been the director of our children’s ministry at Crossroads since 2006 and joined the Crossroads Staff in 2008. She has a strong desire to see kids meet Jesus in a real and relevant way. Chris structures the children’s ministry so kids can learn what it means to love God, provides small groups as a place for children to connect with a small group leader and their peers, and organizes opportunities for children to serve in the church, local community, and around the world. Chris and her husband, Kurt, have two children: Jack and Chloe.
Michal Joy Falk – Worship Director
Michal Joy's main responsibility is to plan out weekly worship services that encourage people to praise our awesome God. She recruits, trains and equips volunteers who have a heart to use their talents in working together to create worship services. She assists in a lot of creative elements with designing set backdrops for the stage as well as recording and editing videos.
Michal Joy has been attending Crossroads for several years and first started serving in ministry here when she was in high school in 2001. 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 as the Interim Worship Director in September of 2014 and became the official Worship Director in January 2015.
Her vision and passion for the worship ministry is to create an atmosphere where people can freely come before the throne of God and express their love and adoration to our Savior. As the Worship Director, her hope and challenge is to keep the worship time God-focused and never be about herself or the team putting on a performance. “Not to us Oh Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory.” Psalm 115:1
Michal Joy was recently married in September of 2016 and enjoys spending quality time with her wonderful husband, Bryan.
Aside from singing and playing guitar, Michal Joy also enjoys photography and walking while the weather is nice and is a huge fan of Chris Tomlin and Christmas.
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
Kristi serves as our Preschool Coordinator. We apologize there is no picture or bit of biography. We'll update this as soon as possible. First and foremost, know that she loves Jesus.
megan mitterling - nursery coordinator
Megan is our Nursery Coordinator. She is responsible for supporting families by coordinating meals after the arrival of new family members and to maintain a safe welcoming nursery environment. Megan’s favorite verse is a simple verse found in John 11:35, “Jesus Wept.” She enjoys gardening, knitting, and sewing. Megan and her husband Ryan have 3 children: Julien, Dexter, and Melina.
Claudia Surguy – Administrative Assistant
Welcome Claudia to the team! Claudia serves as our new Administrative Assistant. We apologize there is no picture or bit of biography. We'll update this as soon as possible. First and foremost, know that she loves Jesus.
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.