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Lead Pastor: Paul Bernard

Born in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, Pastor Paul Bernard was raised in Joshua Tree.  He grew up in the Catholic church and committed his life to Christ in his late teen years.  Pastor Paul served as Youth Pastor for 8 years and Lead Pastor for 6 years at Lake Almanor Community Church in Northern California.  He was called to Crossroads Christian Fellowship in spring of 2021 where he serves as Lead Pastor.

Paul and his wife Carol have been married since 1996 and they have a beautiful  daughter named Samantha.  She is the highlight of their days. Pastor Paul holds a B.A. in English Literature from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and he graduated from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Intellectual Leadership.  His passion in the church is for preaching and teaching and he loves being out in God’s wild lands hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and rock climbing since he was young.

   

Associate Pastor: Randy Passons

“The Most Interesting Pastor In the World”
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.  The following June he was Ordained, and five months later he purchased a home and moved to Woods Bay, just south of Bigfork. 
 
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.

Worship Pastor: Ben Erickson

 
Ben Erickson is the newest member of our team and loves to use his musical ability to bring honor and glory to Jesus.  He is a gifted worship leader who loves to lead a team and the congregation into a closer relationship with each other and the Lord. Ben and his wife Megan have a daughter, Remi, and they love being together as a family.

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.

Ministry Associate Youth Pastor: Alex Mulcahey

Alex Mulcahey grew up in Illinois where he accepted Christ during his freshman year of high school. At the end of his junior year he decided that he wanted to work in ministry for the youth. In 2016 he graduated from Normal Community High School, and he was accepted to Lincoln Christian University where he studied and trained for youth ministry. Alex graduated from LCU with his Bachelor’s degree in Youth and Family ministry in 2020. During his time at LCU, Alex worked as the part time Youth Pastor for the high school and middle school at Jefferson Street Christian Church. He moved out to Montana in faith on June 5th of 2020, and now he is excited to serve the Kingdom of God as the Youth Associate Pastor of Crossroads. In his free time he enjoys singing, cooking, watching movies, video gaming, and spending quality time with people.

Children’s Ministry Pastor: Dan Wolfe

Dan grew up in northwestern Illinois where he answered God’s call to full-time ministry at the age of 16.  He attended Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, where he met his wife Kendra and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies.  Over the last twenty-four years, Dan has been a youth pastor, outreach pastor for a skateboarding ministry, KIDS pastor, and the Director of Family Ministries.  He is passionate about building volunteer teams to help people get involved in the ministry of the church–equipping and releasing them to serve in their areas of giftedness.  As our KIDS pastor, you will find Dan near the New Family Check-In desk each weekend, welcoming kids and families to Crossroads.

Office Administrator: Linda Chenard

I was born in California and moved to Montana in November 1991. I have been a part of this church since its beginning. After a brief absence, I returned to Crossroads in 2006. I have adult sons (Kevin and Robert) and wonderful grandchildren (Tate and Sloane). In 2010, I received my Bachelors of Biblical Studies degree from Trinity Biblical University. In 2013, I received certificate from American Association of Christian Counselors and am presently leading this ministry along with a wonderful group of counselors. I have so enjoyed joining the other staff members in being the hands and feet of Jesus to our Crossroads family.

Director of Communications: Kendra Wolfe

Kendra grew up in north central Illinois surrounded by corn fields.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, where she met her husband Dan over 25 years ago. Kendra was an elementary public school teacher in Illinois for eight years before moving to Bigfork in 2021.  She and Dan have three adult sons and enjoy spending time outdoors and with friends as much as possible.  During the week you will find Kendra in the church office keeping you “in-the-know” as our Director of Communications. You can also find her volunteering in the Preschool Room during the 11:00 am service every Sunday.  Like her husband, she is passionate about helping our KIDS know and love Jesus.

Facilities Director: Steve Chenard