THE ELDERS

Tom Lewis

 
Thomas G (Tom) Lewis
Born in CarlsbadNM, Tom grew up attending twelve different schools throughout the southwest. Tom’s youth was spent on a ranch in Southern Colorado, a resort inNew Mexico, and in Arizonawhere his father had several trading posts on US Hwy 66 and on the Navajo Reservation. Graduating from ArizonaStateUniversity, he met and married Sharonin 1960. Sharon and Tom have a daughter, Gail, and two sons Andy and Sam. They have seven grandsons and a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. Following a short stint in the Army, Tom and Sharon moved to San Diego,CAin 1968. After working as an Art Director for several advertising agencies he established a successful San Diego graphic design firm ultimately employing over twenty artists.During that period Tom taught magazine and book design at Stanford University for twenty summers traveling weekly between San Diego and Palo Alto. In 1992 Tom and Sharon along with their sons launched a publishing company producing lavish large format coffee-table books. In Lewis’s ten year tenure the 33 person firm was responsible for publishing over 100 titles. He and Sharon retired in 2002 from the business and sought a new adventure in Montana.Tom now actively pursues a career as an accomplished oil painter. Tom was about 10 years old when he received Jesus as his Savior. He was baptized at 19 and came to know Jesus Christ intimately and fully as his friend, his brother and his redeemer at age 50. Tom and Sharon have been members of CrossRoads since arriving inMontanain 2002. Tom has a heart for discipling men and holds a long-standing Wednesday morning gathering for men at the Lewis home in Bigfork. Tom is part of the mens leadership team at Crossroads and serves as one of the Crossroads elders.

Mark Holm

 
Mark grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois, where he inherited a love for music from his mother, a piano teacher and singer. After receiving an engineering degree from Purdue University in 1980, Mark moved to Montana to go to work for Exxon at their refinery in Billings. There, he learned to love the mountains and all that they have to offer, including hiking, skiing and fishing. While working for Exxon, Mark spent 6 years in Houston between various assignments at Billings, all the while specializing in refinery economics and optimization. After a 33-year career with Exxon, Mark retired in 2013, and moved with his wife, Teresa, who had also recently retired from a career in teaching, to Bigfork. Together, they enjoy golfing, boating, and travel to warmer destinations in the winters. They have felt blessed from the time they moved to Bigfork to be a part of the Crossroads family. You will often see Mark playing guitar and singing as part of the Crossroads worship team.
An Elder since December 2015, Mark also serves as Treasurer for Crossroads.

Bill Goodwin

 

Bill Goodwin was born and raised in West Virginia. After graduating from Duke University in 1968, he joined Northwestern Mutual where he spent his entire business career. For the final 27 years of that career, he was the company’s Managing Partner in their Atlanta, Georgia, office. During his tenure there, his team built an esteemed organization, and in 1996 Bill became the 33rd person to be inducted into his industry’s Agency Management Hall of Fame.

Along the way, Bill has served on the Boards of The American College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Athletes In Action. He chaired the Board of Trustees at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is currently on the Board of the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings and presides over the Board of Directors of Child Bridge.
Despite growing up in the church, Bill didn’t find Jesus until 36 years of age. That relationship has changed his life. He is married to his college sweetheart, Valerie, and they are the parents of 4 and the grandparents of 15. They purchased property in Bigfork in 1997 and first attended Crossroads in 1998. Upon his retirement in 2006, Bill and Valerie moved to Bigfork as snowbirds, but when they realized that their deepest sense of community lay here, Bigfork became their year-round home in the summer of 2015.

Andrew Donkin

 
Andrew was born in Oakville, Canada in 1958. In 1967 when he was in the fourth grade, his family moved to Leesburg, Florida where he graduated high school in 1976.  After high school, Andrew served in the Coast Guard for 4 years before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend business school at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1981.  After graduating in 1985, Andrew worked for FEDEX in Virginia before receiving a transfer to Orlando, Florida when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  In 1988, Andrew changed vocations and became a manufacturer’s rep for a variety of sporting goods companies.  He started a design marketing company in 1998 which was sold in 2009.  After selling the company, Andrew and his family felt a calling on their lives to move to Montana in June 2009. 
 
Andrew married his beautiful bride Tracey in 1991 and they have two wonderful daughters.  Andrew made a decision to follow Christ in 1980 and was baptized alongside his daughters in 2003.  While living in Florida, he was a Deacon at the church they attended as well as an active participate in the Men’s ministry.  Andrew and his family have been part of Crossroads Christian Fellowship since 2012 where he was the Men’s Ministry leader for 4 years and now serves as an Elder which he has found humbling, rewarding and an honor to be seen worthy to serve in this capacity.