OUR STAFF

Associate 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.

Creative Arts Pastor

Scott Moore
 
Scott is the Creative Arts Pastor, that is over Worship, Video Production, Saturday and Sunday Service Production, Information Technology and the Prayer Room. 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.

Worship Pastor

Marquis Ashley
Marquis grew up in Spokane, WA. By age 16, he had found identity and success in the local music scene. Sadly, a season of poor decisions accompanied the lifestyle, but by God’s grace, that trajectory was short-lived. At age 17, Marquis gave his life to Christ at a Christian concert and since then has found great joy in the simplicity of living a lifestyle of worship, whether doing janitorial and lawncare work or touring as a major label musician. Marquis attended Bible College at Moody Northwest in Spokane, WA and also at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murietta, CA and has been leading worship since 1999. He previously served as Worship Pastor at Calvary Chapel Spokane and as Worship Director at Fresh Life Church in Kalispell, MT. Marquis and his wife, Allison moved to the Flathead Valley with their three children in 2014 and love it here. Marquis enjoys dancing with his daughters, playing catch with his son, taking walks with his wife, playing a good board game with friends, songwriting, strategizing, designing things to build, sunshine, blue skies, fast internet, introvert time and naps. His love language is all things chocolate peanut butter.

Youth Pastor

Joseph Haug
 
Joseph Haug accepted Christ in 6th grade and got the fire of Jesus lit under him his junior year of high school through his youth pastor, Elijah Waters. He then went to college at Eastern Washington University and got a degree in Secondary Music Education in 2009. During college, he served in youth ministries and officially became a MS Youth Pastor in 2007 at a church plant in Kennewick, Washington. He taught for 6 years while doing volunteer ministry. He met the love of his life Leslie, and they married in December 2010. She has been serving alongside him in youth ministries ever since. In June 2013, Joseph and Leslie felt the call to sell everything and move to Bigfork, Montana. Joseph started working for Intermountain Children’s Agency, working with troubled youth and then took a job teaching music at Swan River School while serving the youth of Crossroads. In 2014, Joseph came on staff at Crossroads as the Youth Pastor, where he and Leslie still serve, running Middle School, High School and Young Adult Ministries. In his free time he enjoys hanging out around a fire, playing ukulele, playing drums, video gaming, and most of all hanging out with his wife.

Associate Youth Pastor

Raul Rodriguez

Raul is originally from Tacoma, Washington and moved over to Montana in 1990. He attended Bigfork High School and graduated the year in which will not be mentioned on this bio. Been married to his high school best friend Michell since 1997 and has four wonderful children.  Matiana, Jonas, Oscar and Anias. Raul felt called into ministry in 2005 down the road at Bigfork Chapel where he was the Youth pastor for 6 years. In 2011 He joined Fresh Life as a student’s pastor and later moved to Missoula to Plant a Fresh Life church in 2013 where he was the pastor for four years. Raul has lead a church plant and been a part of many start up ministries over the last few years and has now had a homecoming back to Bigfork and is excited to be a part of the family at Crossroads! He loves Tacos, gathering around a fire pit or a dinner table, paddle boarding, snowboarding, under the stars-outdoor movies,  and strong, strong coffee.

Children’s Ministry Pastor

Vonnie Bury
 
“With a background in business administration, eleven years food service experience, 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 five years – twelve of them in Colorado and fourteen here – and it has been the most rewarding experience in my life. From classroom prep, Drama and Puppeteering teams, and Vacation Bible School to training youth to serve as classroom facilitators, it’s all a joy to me.” Vonnie, 64, has been married to Warren, a retired Los Angeles County Firefighter, for 35 years, has one indoor cat (currently), 5 outdoor feral cats, and no free time.

Children’s Ministry Associate

Madigan Kinslow
 
They say “be good at what you do”, and in my case, I am good at being a kid. I was born in Pullman, Washington where I lived until my family packed up and moved to Bigfork during the summer of 2014. Growing up with a mother who worked in a daycare, directed a daycare, and ran her own from home, I knew how to properly swaddle a baby before I knew how to properly divide fractions. ( Still working on that whole fraction thing, by the way). It has been apparent to me that my passion is working g with children, big or small, which is why I am so blessed to be the Children’s Ministry Associate here at Crossroads. My family and I began attending Crossroads the summer we moved to Bigfork, and I ended up joining youth group and eventually the Park Patrol program. I amazingly got to be one of the summer interns here not once, but twice. I grew very attached to my mentor, Miss Vonnie, and dove into everything Sunday School, Park Patrol, and especially VBS related. Seriously, those programs were my favorite thing as a kid, and still are now that I’m an adult (well, in the legal sense that is). For my senior project, I even ran the Park Patrol program for several months under the guidance of Miss Vonnie. I recently graduated from Bigfork High School, and am now a student at Flathead Valley Community College pursuing a career in K-8 Education. I am ecstatic to be working at Crossroads now, giving back to my amazing church family that I have grown so fond of.

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.

Financial Stewardship Catalyst

Jim Frizzell
 

Jim was born in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1959 and grew up in the outdoors playing hockey, training horses and becoming an Eagle Scout. On his 1st trip to Montana in 1978, Jim sat on the bridge in Bigfork and asked God to bring him here. While studying Finance in MN, Jim was able to spend summers as the wrangler at Flathead Lake Lodge and then Managed Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, MT in 1981. In 1982, Jim joined General Mills in Minnesota. He worked his way up through Operations, Yoplait, Betty Crocker and a JV with Dupont as CFO, where he earned many recognition awards for outstanding results. Jim then partnered with a friend in what became the largest residential painting company in Minnesota with 235 employees. Jim met his wonderful wife Nikki while traveling to Montana and were married in 1993 and started a family in Medina, Minnesota. They dreamed to live in Montana and raise their daughter Shannon and son Nate there and began to pray in earnest for that realization. In 2005, Jim sold his contracting business and moved the family to Bigfork as part of a new real estate venture and also developed the Hidden Harbor Marina on Flathead Lake. The Frizzell’s became part of the Crossroads family in 2006 and dedicated “The Hollow” (a sanctuary in the woods) to Crossroads in 2010.  Jim is honored to lead the Stewardship efforts, visioning for priorities and setting up a Human Resources framework for growth. His calling is to “awaken potential” for outreach and ministries while faithfully stewarding the resources and gifts of Crossroads.

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.
 
 

Facilities Director

Steve Chenard