Staff

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Pastors

Contact our pastors at (209) 239-5566.

  • Brian Hunt, Lead Pastor
  • Ed Applegate, Executive Pastor
  • Dan Chapin, Pastor of High School & Young Adults
  • Rick Lackey, Pastor of Operations
  • Sean Mahoney, Pastor of Production and Worship
  • Jimmy Roulette, Pastor of Recovery Ministries
  • Jim Todd, Pastor of Outreach

Directors

Contact our directors at (209) 239-5566.

  • Heather Lee, Director of Communications
  • Heather Mahoney, Director of Next Gen (includes Junior High)
  • Christine Thompson, Director of Children’s Ministries

Support Staff

Contact our support staff at (209) 239-5566

  • Robby Abney, Online Campus Host
  • Marissa Anthony, Facilities
  • Erin Boswell, Programming and Logistics Administrator
  • Rhonda Buhay, Assistant to the Pastor of Recovery
  • Bronwyn Callahan, Elementary Coordinator
  • Jason Cary, Graphic Designer
  • Debbie Clark, Receptionist
  • Jay Clark, Peer Counseling Director
  • Amy Davis, Finance Manager
  • Gillian Erikson, Pastoral Assistant
  • Edna Glidden, Bookkeeper
  • Stephanie Harvey, Next Step & Growth Group Assistant
  • Stephanie Johnson, Assistant to Lead Pastor
  • Jackie LeCain, Early Childhood Assistant
  • Ambrosia Lobo, Assistant to Pastor of Worship & Production
  • Brian Lennon, Technical Arts Manager
  • Chloe Maestas, Assistant Worship Director
  • Ken Mullette, Outreach and Groups Assistant
  • Erin Nickels, Pastoral Assistant
  • Amy Rhoten, Facilities
  • Theresa Salcido, Early Childhood Scheduler and Service Coordinator
  • Eliette Valverde, Next Gen Administrative Assistant

Meet Our Pastors

Brian Hunt

Lead Pastor

Five ways to describe him

Christ Follower, Husband, Daddy, Athlete, Aspiring Jelly Belly Taste Tester

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Brian is the Lead Pastor and Visionary for Crossroads. He is the primary communicator and is passionate about seeing people apply their faith in their daily lives while seeking to win the next generation to Christ.

Family

“I am incredibly blessed to be the husband to Cherie, daddy to my daughter Aniston and son Easton. I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and also lived in the Chicago Area for 13 years before moving to California. I still have family in both South Dakota and Minnesota, but hopefully I can convince them to say goodbye to snow and hello to sunshine soon.”

What makes him laugh

I love sarcasm and dry humor. Also anything my kids do will make me laugh, but when my wife starts to laugh I’m totally done. I also am a sucker for a good sitcom on TV!

What makes him cry

Those darn videos of Soldiers coming home get me every time or any time I see my favorite NFL football team (Bengals) and MLB team (Reds) play because they almost always lose.

What he loves

I love Jesus more than I can ever express. I love being a husband and leader of our home. I love being a daddy to my two amazing kids. I love sports, especially baseball. And I love really good restaurants.

Ed Applegate

Executive Pastor

Five ways to describe him

Seriously smiley, life-long learner, great listener, coffee and tea fanatic, dedicated family-man.

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Ed is the Executive Pastor. He serves the ministries of the church, helping with strategic planning and alignment around our vision. He also preaches occasionally on Sundays. He loves developing leaders and seeing individuals and groups grow spiritually!

Family

“Kiah is my amazing wife of 16 years and we have five fantastic kids. Kiah is a school teacher by profession, but has the job of her dreams, being a stay-at-home mom. We love to go out for coffee, hang out with friends and laugh a lot!”

What he’s passionate about

Ed longs for others to find their joy in Jesus, so he works hard studying, communicating and training others. He also loves building things with wood and doing home improvement projects.

Previously in life

You may have heard of the English pastor WITHOUT an English accent! Ed was born in England and moved to and lived in Modesto, CA from the age of 4 until the age of 13. He then moved back to England until the age of 24 and kept his American accent! He received a BA and teaching degree from Oxford University, taught math to junior high and high school kids in England, then moved back to Modesto to attend seminary and to pursue his sweetheart, Kiah.

Dan Chapin

Pastor of High School and Young Adults

Five ways to describe him

Passionate about following Jesus, Loves being a dad, responsibily never wants to act his age, Boston Celtics fan.

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Dan is the Pastor of High School and Young Adults at Crossroads Grace Community Church. Dan loves to invest in emerging leaders so that they reach their fullest kingdom building potential. Dan loves to teach teens and young adults about Jesus. He loves to show how everything in life changes when they put Jesus at the center of their lives. Dan has an unquenchable curiosity about most things in life. A common phrase you will hear him say is “why is that?”

Family

Dan and his wife Ellie, have always been best friends first. They are a goofy and fun loving couple. Ellie has a very warm attractive personality that people love to be around. She is a very nurturing mother and a supportive wife. Their oldest son Roman loves to spend time with people and show them his toy snakes. Their youngest son Brayden loves to eat anything that is set in front of him (WATCH OUT).

What makes him laugh

The Office, Seinfeld, and a well executed prank where no one is physically hurt but some phycological damage is done.

Favorite things

Dan enjoys watching movies. His top five favorite movies are Gladiator, Braveheart, Interstellar, LA LA Land, and The Empire Strikes Back. Dan enjoys playing video games when he has the free time to do so. Being that he is originally from Chicago, he likes to judge people for eating disgusting pizza.

Rick Lackey

Pastor of Operations

Five ways to describe him

Devoted to family,  Enthusiastic Grandpa, Quiet Leader, Loves to travel, Behind the scenes

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Rick oversees the operations of the church. This involves the administration of church resources including overseeing the facility maintenance and building programs, IT and security.

Family

“I have been married to Debbie for 41 years and we have three children; Derek (and his wife Kalley), Jason (and his wife Kara), and Sarah (and her husband Eli) and 11 Grandkids.”

Previously in life

Rick Attended California Baptist University and California State University, Hayward. He graduated from Cal State in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications. Prior to joining the Crossroads staff, Rick worked in the computer systems management field for Digital Equipment Corp. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

What makes him laugh

People falling down (as long as they aren’t hurt), dogs playing, dry humor.

What makes him cry

Benji Movies

Sean Mahoney

Pastor of Production and Worship

Five ways to describe him

Sentimental, empathetic, considerate, peace maker and diplomatic

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Sean leads and builds worship teams in order to help people learn about and connect with God.  He also leads our Production Ministry which pretty much has everything to do with the creating and implementation of our weekend services, no pressure!

Family

He has been married to his wife Heather since 2001 and is a father of 3 children: Jessie, Payton and Cooper.

His favorite things

He loves being at home with his family, attempting to play Bluegrass music with friends, playing and watching tennis, fixing things needing repair, playing darts out back with Heather, music, discovering untapped talent and leadership in others, building teams, good French press coffee w/ plain old whipping cream, eating out and one on one conversions that go far beyond the surface.

The college years

Sean has attended Delta College, MJC, Stanislaus State and Christ for the Nations.

Jimmy Roulette

Pastor of Recovery Ministries

Five ways to describe him

Funny, Loyal, Imperfect, Passionate about helping people recover, Long suffering Cleveland Browns fan

What he does for Crossroads Grace

Jimmy is the Pastor of Recovery Ministries here at Crossroads Grace. Jimmy not only launched three different Celebrate Recovery Ministries at three different churches since 2006, he has been an avid participant in Celebrate Recovery during that time as well.

Family

Totally blessed to be married to my college sweetheart, Tanya. We have five super awesome kids, Rebecca, Sarah, Rachel, Daniel, and Samuel. Rebecca is married to a fine young man, Jordan, and they have given us our first grandchild, Mateo!

What makes him laugh

Videos of people sneaking up on other people and scaring them, sneaking up on my wife and scaring her (actually the anticipation is funnier than the scare with her), Brian Regan, and most Cohen Brothers movies.

The College Years

Jimmy attended Palm Beach Atlantic College and earned his Bachelors in Biblical Counseling with a Minor in Biblical Studies. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mississippi College in 1996.

Favorite Things

Seeing people get their chips at Celebrate Recovery, Dates with my wife, Family get-togethers, annual trips with Tanya to see the Browns play the Steelers at Cleveland Stadium, and leading worship once a month at Celebrate Recovery.

Jim Todd

Pastor of Outreach

Five ways to describe him

Lovingly loud, Engaging, Responsibly immature, Well-intentioned and a Family man

What he does for Crossroads Grace

After 20 years in youth ministry at Crossroads, my role now focuses on Outreach… involving us outside the church building, locally in outreach and globally in missions to draw attention to Jesus. A staff pastor since 1988, I gives leadership to additional pastoral care teams.

Family

I married my high school sweetheart, Barkley, raising three daughters (Haylee, Erin and Kaci), great son-in-laws (Jason, Zack and Beau), and 7 grandkids. We love movies, the water, international soccer, music and hanging out.

The college years

This was where life came together for me…While pursing a degree in accounting, the lifelong athlete in me met the reality of hanging up the cleats and found a life-changing faith in Jesus. I finished the degree at Cal Poly Pomona, certain that I was called to ministry. My couple years of campus life with Campus Crusade for Christ showed me the simplicity of talking to people about Jesus and investing in those who turn to Him. I entered Talbot (part of Biola University) for an MDiv degree and spent much of the three years after that graduation looking for the right fit…and found it at Crossroads.

What makes him laugh

Almost anything!  The comic strip “Zits” (still), years of memories with the Crossroads’ student ministry workers, and good puns.

What he’s passionate about

Jim is passionate about reaching the unreached, near or far, influencing his community and family. He wants to do life to the fullest, and have fun doing it. He bleeds Dodger Blue, loves The Voice and good coffee, and can chat with any total stranger.

Meet Our Directors

 

Heather Lee

Director of Communications

Five ways to describe her

Joyful, relational, compassionate, creative, and adventurous.

What she does for Crossroads Grace

Heather loves helping others know about Jesus. As Director of Communications, she spends her time creating and implementing communications both inside and outside of the church. This includes our website, app, social media, and much more. She helps our team with strategic planning and marketing promotion. Heather loves people and believes whole-heartedly that life is better together.

Family

“I love my family! My fun husband and I met in college and have been married for 16 years. We have two beautiful kids, Cassie (16) and Rudy (14) who both joined our family through adoption. We love going on adventures, playing board games, and trying to make each other laugh.”

Her favorite things

“Three of my favorite things are fall, friends, and football.”

Previously in life

Heather grew up in a small desert town near the border in southern California. She ventured up north and attended Simpson University in Redding where she met her husband, who grew up at Crossroads. After they were married in 2004, Heather earned her BA in Communications at CSU Stanislaus and started working on staff in 2005. She has had the opportunity to work in various roles on staff and loves serving on our team.

What she’s passionate about:

“I am passionate about Jesus and people. My deepest desire is to live a life that points people back to Him. I want others to know and believe how good He truly is and how deeply loved they are. One of my favorite verses and constant reminder from Him is Zephaniah 3:17.”

Heather Mahoney

Director of Next Generation

Five ways to describe her

Loves Jesus, loves her family, can have a conversation with anyone, multi-tasker, & a beach lover

What she does for Crossroads Grace

Heather directly oversees our Junior High ministry, as well as overseeing the Directors of Kids Ministry and High School and Young Adults, to bring cohesion between the whole Next Gen department.

Family

“I am a proud wife of 19 years to the one and only, Sean Mahoney. As well as a proud mom to Jessie, Payton & Cooper.

Previously in life

“I’ve been a part of Crossroads since the sixth grade. I interned my first two years of college under Jim Todd, in the junior high department while attending community college. I received my BA in Youth Ministry from Simpson University, immediately returned to Crossroads to become the Junior High Director and marry the love of my life, Sean.”

What makes her laugh

People falling, The Office, my kids silly antics & a good TV Sitcom.

What makes her cry

Servicemen/women being reuniting with their families after deployment, baptisms, people sharing their testimonies & leaving our church family in Mexico every year.

 

Christine Thompson

Director of Kids City Ministry

Five ways to describe her

Hard working, dark chocolate and coffee lover, passionate, slow but sure reader, outside the “gym rat”

What she does for Crossroads Grace

“I have the best job at the church! I am the Director of Crossroads KIDS and S.U.N. (Serving Unique Needs) for kids and adults.” She oversees and manages all aspects of children’s ministry from infant-6th grade and two special needs ministries. She directs several family events throughout the year; including a week-long summer Day Camp. Christine is also the director of our Hope For Kids ministry; teaching kids to share their faith with other kids. She believes “fun” and “being real” are the key ingredients to learning, loving, trusting and falling in love with Jesus.

Previously in life

“I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I drove across the country to California with everything I owned when I was 22 years old. I worked in the restaurant industry for many years and is where I met my husband Nate.  We were married in 1990. We have three now grown kids; Andrew, Bekah and Isaiah. They are my personal #1 joy givers! God carved out an opportunity for me to join the Crossroads staff in 2008 and I can’t picture myself anywhere else.”

Her favorite things

My very favorite things in life are listening to my kids sing, hum, play music and laugh, hearing the words “Mom” and “Mrs. T.”, the beach, the Autumn season, and hearty healthy food.

What makes her cry

A lot of things actually! I cry every time one of my kids accomplishes something they’ve worked really hard for, baptisms, most weddings, soldiers reunited with their family, most anything that is a heartache for someone else.

 

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Kids

Newborns through 4th grade meet downstairs. Route 56 for 5th & 6th graders meet in room 205. S.U.N. St. Kids, for those with special needs, meets in room 113 during our 11:30AM service.
Check-in at the lobby kiosk.

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 8:30 AM (no Route 56)
                   10 AM
                   11:30 AM

Junior High

Crossroads Student Ministries welcomes Junior High students from 7th and 8th grade in room 208.

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 10 & 11:30 AM

High School

High School youth meet in room 208.

Sundays — 5:30 PM

Adults

Meet in the main auditorium
Everyone is welcome

Thursdays – 7 PM
Sundays — 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM

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