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.
Scott is the Pastor of Worship, Technology and Community Groups. 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 (20), Emily (17), Ellie Anna (9) and Ben (7).
Hal Curtiss, Former Senior Pastor, Now Serving As Pastor of Care, Suppor, and Encouragement. Hal and Pauline, his English wife of nearly fifty years, have lived in Bigfork for more than forty years. The Curtiss' have three sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren.
Hal and Pauline pioneered and pastored churches in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania before coming to pastor the Little Brown Church in Bigfork in the spring of 1969. In 1976 he founded New Covenant Fellowship and New Covenant Christian School in Kalispell. Along with pastoring, he has served as Chairman of the Flathead County Board of Mental Health, Chaplain with the Montana Department of Institutions, and was the training officer for Swan-Mission Mountain Search and Rescue. For several years he was a CPR and First Aid instructor. Hal has been a teacher/lecturer in conferences, camps, leadership schools, and universities in many nations of the world. He has been a goodwill ambassador to several presidents and their cabinets through the Council on Inter-American Affairs. He has attended Whitehouse briefings while serving on the board of the International Church Relief Fund and the Christian Public Policy Council in Washington D.C. He has taught courses at Bible colleges and served on the Board of Governance of Bible colleges in Arkansas and California. In 1992 he founded and directed the Eastgate Academy for Men until accepting the call to be the senior pastor of what has become Crossroads Christian Fellowship of Bigfork.
In more than fifty years of Christian service he has received numerous awards and honors. In 1957 he was cited by the Commander of the US 15th Air Force for his moral and spiritual contributions, has been honored by youth organizations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, was named in the 2000 Millennial Issue of Who's Who in America which is registered in the Library of Congress. Through the collective recommendation of several national and international Christian leaders, Hal was granted an honorary doctor of divinity degree in 1998. However, he considers his greatest blessing in these years of service to be his wife and ministry partner Pauline, with whom he has shared all the joys and sorrows of life and Christian service...and the most wonderful children and grandchildren on earth!
His hobbies have included martial arts, motorcycles, and the history of the great mountain men of the fur trade and their American Indian contemporaries
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.
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.
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 and youth 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 nearly twenty years – twelve of them in Colorado and eight here – and it has been the most rewarding experience in my life. From classroom prep and Youth Group, to Vacation Bible School and Mega Sports Camp, to training youth to serve as classroom facilitators, it’s all a joy to me.
Vonnie, 57, has been married to Warren, a retired Los Angeles County Firefighter, for 28 years, has two cats (currently) and no free time.
I am currently the Women’s Ministry Director at Crossroads Christian Fellowship. I am a Bigfork native and married the boy next door, Ron Thomas, 23 years ago. I am blessed to have a wonderful godly man to lead me and our family. We have a grown son, Kuhen, who is in Spokane with his wife Staci and finishing up college this spring. We’ve been back in Bigfork for nearly 6 years now; after living in Alaska forten years. While up North, we adopted our daughter, Rachel, who is now 6 years old. If you’ve seen our little Miss Rachel, you know that I sleep well at night. Her joy and love of life abounds!
I began my walk with Jesus Christ at the age of 7. I have known Him all along, but truly fell in love with Him through the eyes and heart of our son. God used our time in Alaska to draw us to Himself and bond us with His family. I led Women’s Ministry in Alaska and fully realized how God can use my gifts for His glory and His kingdom. I strive for a servant’s heart and I am honored and blessed to be part of this working body of Christ and I am anxious to see what God has for this ministry!
I also have the privilege of teaching the littles here at Crossroads in the Minnows Sunday School class! I have always had a heart for children and am passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with them. After high school, I became a nanny in NewYork. Before having our own children, we owned a large childcare facility here in Bigfork. Most recently, I provided childcare and preschool for 6 kidos. We homeschooled Kuhen and we are now enjoying our homeschool adventure withRachel!
I love this body of like-minded believers at Crossroads Christian Fellowship. I look forward to serving our Savior through serving this amazing family!