CrossRoads Staff


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Executive Pastor



Randy Passons


Randy was born in Anchorage Alaska and grew up on a farm in Minnesota. After high school he lived about 12 years in San Diego California. While attending the "School of Evangelism," he went on a mission's trip to Montana and was invited to come and help with the Jr. High ministry. He packed his bags and moved to Bigfork in the summer of 1997. The next few years he volunteered with the youth at the church and attended school. He received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from Trinity Biblical University in June of 1999.
 

In January of 2000 he was asked to come on staff full time as a youth Pastor. He married his beautiful bride Mindi in August of that same year. The following June he was Ordained and five months later he purchased a home and moved to Woods Bay. In February of 2006 his family grew with the birth of their daughter, Avery.
 

He has a great love for the outdoors and feels blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Most of his hobbies take him outside where he enjoys the beauty of Montana. He enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and playing golf.


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Worship & Technology Pastor



Scott Moore


Scott is the Pastor of Worship, Technology. Scott grew up in Edina, Minnesota and moved to Montana in 1987 to attend a discipleship training school through Youth With a Mission in Lakeside Montana.  After returning from his Y.W.A.M. missionary work in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Scott was hired on at his home church as a college group worship pastor. Feeling a strong call to full time missionary work, Scott was sent out from his home church back to Y.W.A.M. Montana as a full time missionary. Scott then ministered throughout North America and 13 other countries, sharing the gospel through music evangelism and mercy ministries. In 1991 Scott attended a School of Biblical Studies at Pacific and Asia Christian University. Later in life, Scott attended Westwood College to get his degree in Website Design and Development.

Scott spent many years in retail sales and was a retail sales & general manager for Best Buy in Yakama, Portland, Billings and Missoula and General Manager at the Borders Books and Music in Kalispell, MT. After medical issues with his daughter forced him out of retail, Scott became a full time road-touring musician with a band that he developed called The Bad Larrys.
 

Scott is married to the girl of his dreams, Chloe, and has four beautiful kids, Jesse, Emily, Ellie Anna and Ben. 


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Counseling Pastor



Dr. David Juroe

In October, 2004, David J. Juroe officially joined our church staff. He came with wide experience in the Christian ministry. In the span of more than 50 years he has pastored two churches and has been an Interim pastor in a number of others in California and Montana. He has taught Old Testament, Hebrew and church History in a Seminary, directed Beth Sar Shalom branches in both NYC and Washington D.C. He had a psychotherapy private practice for almost 30 years in Los Angeles. He holds a PH.D. in Clinical Psychology. During his college years he sang in a male quartet and played trumpet while traveling with Youth for Christ International throughout the East and many European countries. During his lifetime he has written 11 published books.
 

His introduction to Crossroads was interesting. Several members of our church kept urging him to meet Hal Curtiss, exclaiming they had a lot in common. Finally, they met for the first time early in 2004 in a social setting. Later, he was asked to consider ministry in the church and met with the board. He was unanimously accepted and urged to serve several roles: preaching, teaching, counseling, and music.

 

Dr. Juroe came to our church with great experience. He represents quite an addition as an ordained minister, professor, psychologist, author and musician. 


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Youth Pastor



Joseph Haug


Joey Haug has been working in youth ministry since he entered college 10 years ago, and served 7 years as youth pastor at his former church. He has taught in the public school system for 6 years, and is currently working at Swan River School. He married his amazing wife Leslie in 2010 and she jumped right into ministry with him. Leslie is a trained veterinary technician, and works at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell. Their heart is to build relationships, disciple, and share the love of Christ with as many youth as they can.

 


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Children's Pastor



Vonnie Bury


With a background in business administration, eleven years food service experience, an antiques business, a 230 tree cherry orchard, and no (biological) children of my own, I might not be someone you’d expect to serve as a children’s ministry coordinator. But my passion for seeing children come spiritually alive in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and being a part of their walk fuels me! There’s no place I’d rather be on Sunday mornings than sitting on the floor with our kids, telling stories and watching faces as the message "clicks." I've served in children's ministries for over twenty years – twelve of them in Colorado and eleven here – and it has been the most rewarding experience in my life. From classroom prep, Drama and Puppeteering teams, Vacation Bible School and Fall Festival, to training youth to serve as classroom facilitators, it’s all a joy to me.
 

Vonnie, 60, has been married to Warren, a retired Los Angeles County Firefighter, for 31 years, has one indoor cat (currently), 5 outdoor cats, and no free time.


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Children’s & Youth Ministry Associate



Caleb Karow


Caleb was born in Oregon, in 1997, and then moved with his family to Wyoming in 2001. During the summer of 2007, the Karow family moved to the Flathead Valley, and joined the larger family of CrossRoads Christian Fellowship. Caleb accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 5, but then rededicated his life to Christ when he was 9 years old.  Caleb was homeschooled since the 1st grade, and graduated from High School in May of 2016. He truly believes that with God’s abundant grace and mercy and his parents’ decision to homeschool him, he was given a strong, faith-centered education and biblical foundation. Both of Caleb’s parents had been involved in Children and Youth ministries in Oregon, so the Karow family began to help out, and teach Sunday school at CrossRoads in 2007. Since then, Caleb has been pursuing his passion of working with children and youth by moving through the ranks of the Park Patrol program, Vacation Bible School, Youth Groups, and the various church/community events. During the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2016, Caleb was eager and honored to be the Children’s and Youth Ministry Intern at CrossRoads. Caleb is extremely excited to be an official member of the Crossroads staff as he continues to authentically pursue the Lord’s purpose in his life and his passion for working with the Children and Youth of Bigfork.  
 

Caleb loves living here in the beautiful Flathead Valley with his parents, Greg and Trina Karow, and his two younger brothers, Nate and Elijah. Some of his favorite hobbies are hanging out with kids, playing ice hockey, performing in the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater, hunting, swimming, singing, eating, dancing, being loud, and making people laugh! 


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Executive Secretary



Stephanie Gertz


I have attended CrossRoads Christian Fellowship for the past 10 years and have worked as the Secretary since we have been in our new facility. My husband Larry and two children (Ricci and Mason) moved here from Phoenix in 1989. I grew up in Dilworth, Minnesota where most of my family stills lives. I have been involved in many different ministries in the 21 years we have lived here. I did upholstery work while my children were growing up which let me be a stay at home mom. The rest of my background is in Banking. Our move to Bigfork and the CrossRoads Family have been a true blessing to our family.


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Executive Assistant



Linda Chenard

I was born in California and moved to Montana with our two sons (Kevin and Robert) in November 1991.  We have been part of this church since its beginning.  We returned to CrossRoads in 2006 after a brief absence.  My husband (Steve) and I have been married for 46 years.  And, we are so over joyed to have two grandchildren (Tate & Sloane).  

In 2010, I received my Bachelors of Biblical Studies degree from Trinity Biblical University.  In 2013, I received my certification from American Association of Christian Counselors.  I have been involved in various ministries since 1995.  In my spare time, I love to knit.  I love working with color and texture.  

I have so enjoyed joining the other staff members in being the hands and feet of Jesus to our CrossRoads family.