BIO: Fred has been leading our congregation as our Senior Pastor since 2002 when he, his wife Cindy, and their five children moved here from Iowa (we forgave him). Fred is passionate about Christ, and loves to see people grow deeper in their relationship with Him. Fred is absolutely committed to the conviction that it is the power of God that transforms peoples lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. He loves spending time with his wife and kids, has suffered as a Vikings fan for more than 40 years, enjoys fishing, playing the blues, and reading. He wishes he had more time for the blues and the fishing. Having grown up in Kentucky, Fred is an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and is very pleased by their championship.
BIO: Dan joined Crosslake EFC in July of 2009. He and his wife Michelle are originally from the Verndale, MN area, where they were both born, raised on farms, became high school sweethearts, and were married. They moved to Monticello, MN in 1977, where they raised their three sons and one daughter. In 2001, after working in construction engineering for twenty-three years, Dan followed the Lord's call to full-time ministry and enrolled at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN, joining his four children – all attending various colleges at that time. Dan and Michelle love to worship God through music, study His Word, spend time with their expanding family (two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren have been added, so far), visit relatives and friends, travel, camp, play cards and board games, and read. Dan also enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing nearly every kind of ball sport. He also dominates in the paint when playing basketball.
Student Ministries Pastor
BIO: Scott and his wife Carrie have been at the church since the spring of 2006. They have three children, Isabelle, Elijah and Mathias. After being involved with youth groups for a majority of his life, Scott enjoys the energy and the honesty that comes with working with students on a daily basis. He loves spending time with his family, hanging out with students, having real, honest conversations about Jesus, and discipling students in their walks of faith.
AUTHORS: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, CS Lewis, Brennan Manning, and Francis Chan
INTERESTS: Sports fan (Twins, Vikings, Columbus Crew, Timberwolves, Red Sox, Liverpool, FC Wacker and Wild). Not necessarily in that order, it really depends on which Minnesota team decides to show up that year.
BIO: Most of the time when you call the church office Deb answers the phones, and is ready to help you with any question or problem she can. The church office is an amazingly busy place, and that's why she loves working here. Never a dull moment and always something new! Deb lives in Crosslake with her husband Bruce, who has recently (Nov '11) retired from 42 years with Qwest Communications. They moved here from Brooklyn Park in 2000. They have three married children and eight grandchildren. Deb loves knitting, crocheting, quilting (when she has time) and spending time with her grandkids.
Our Elder Board
Don Lenzen, Church Chairman
RICHARD EWING, CHURCH VICE CHAIRMAN
Bob Merrill, elder secretary
Ben Gibbs, Elder Treasurer
Joel Gregory, Elder
Tim Kulseth, Elder
SHAWN ALDRIDGE, ELDER