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Our Staff

After serving as Crossroads Church’s Associate Pastor of Student Ministries for four years, Pastor Jeff Phelps was called as Senior Pastor in June of 2016. He received his training at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has previously served with Campus Crusade for Christ and as Student Ministries Director at Westwood Church in Saint Cloud, MN (2007-2012). Jeff is passionate about seeing people find joy, fulfillment, purpose, and life in God. He is married with three children. (Contact Pastor Jeff)

Worship Director


Shanna Dawson began serving as interim worship director in August of 2014 and joined the staff in June of 2015. She received her training from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN. She has a passion to equip Christ-followers for authentic worship and facilitating Christ-honoring corporate worship experiences. Shanna and her husband have 4 children. (Contact Shanna)

Associate Pastor

Student Ministries

Preston Smith is currently serving as Crossroads Church's Contract Director of Student Ministries. In June of 2016, Pastor Jeff Phelps accepted a call to serve as Crossroads Church's Senior Pastor, leaving open the position of Associate Pastor of Student Ministries. We are currently searching for God's choice to fill that position.

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries Job Description

Associate Pastor

Children's Ministries

Marc Castro began serving as the Director of Children's Ministries at Crossroads in May 2013, and was called as Associate Pastor of Children's Ministry in December of that year. He received his training at Life Pacific College and Fuller Theological Seminary, and previously served as the Co-Coordinator of Elementary Ministry at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, and as the Director of Children's Ministry at My Father's House in San Marino, California. He desires to use his experience and education to cultivate a vision for serving and equipping children and families to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Marc and his wife, Andrea, reside in Albert Lea, Minnesota. (Contact Marc)

Director of Children's Ministries Job Description

Jacque Denow began serving as Receptionist at Crossroads in March 2005. She has attended Crossroads since 2002.

(Contact Jacque)

Cathy Otterman began serving as an Administrative Assistant at Crossroads in May 2004. She has attended Crossroads since 2002. (Contact Cathy)

Lucas Schuster began serving as Facilities Coordinator at Crossroads in December of 2014. (Contact Lucas)

Sharon Overgaard began serving as Church Secretary in 1995 and now serves as Bookkeeper. She has attended Crossroads since 1995. (Contact Sharon)

Children's Ministry Assistant

Promise Kids Coordinator

Arlene Little began serving as Promise Kids Coordinator at Crossroads in August of 2012. She has attended Crossroads since 1995. (Contact Arlene).

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