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Pastors & Directors

Contact our pastors and directors at (209) 239-5566.

  • Brian Hunt, Lead Pastor
  • Ed Applegate, Executive Pastor
  • Glo Fuentes-Swift, TAG Director
  • Preston Kulesha, Director of High School & Young Adults
  • Heather Lee, Director of Communications
  • Heather Mahoney, Director of Next Gen (includes Middle School)
  • Sean Mahoney, Pastor of Creative Arts
  • Ken Mullette, Growth Groups Director
  • Jimmy Roulette, Pastor of Recovery & Marriage
  • Theresa Salcido, Director of Kids
  • Jim Todd, Pastor of Care & Missions

Support Staff

Contact our support staff at (209) 239-5566

  • Marissa Anthony, Facilities
  • Jen Bellomi, Bookkeeper
  • Jason Cary, Facility Manager
  • Debbie Clark, Receptionist
  • Jay Clark, Peer Counseling Director
  • Jayne Cragin, Next Gen Worship Lead
  • David Curtz, Facilities
  • Stephanie Damiano, Assistant to Director of Kids
  • Amy Davis, Finance Manager
  • Colleen de Bruyn, Later Kids Lead
  • Gillian Erikson, Executive Assistant & Office Manager
  • Rachel Eubling, Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor
  • Lynae Lucchesi, Assistant to Pastor of Creative Arts
  • Mollie Madrid, Media Lead
  • Chloe Maestas, Worship Lead
  • Erica Marshall, Production Lead
  • Sandy Mejia, Next Gen Administrative Assistant
  • Courtney Munoz, Care & TAG Administrative Assistant
  • Ian Richmond, Production Tech
  • Sara Turk, Assistant to Director of High School & Young Adults

Meet Our Pastors & Directors

Brian Hunt

Lead Pastor

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

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

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

My mission is to inspire, challenge and equip people to follow Jesus and to do what he’s called them to do.

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 AT CROSSROADS

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 19 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!”

MISSION STATEMENT

To lead, teach and preach so the people of God, would find their joy in God, and carry out the work of God.

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.

Glo Fuentes-Swift

TAG Director

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HER

Loves Jesus, Devoted and Proud Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Enthusiastically Positive, Passionate about Serving, Loves the outdoors

WHAT SHE DOES AT CROSSROADS

As TAG Director here at Crossroads I get to lead all of my favorite Community Outreach programs that I did as a Volunteer! I love to see how all the different people at these Community Outreach Activities come together for the greater good of the family, the Church, the Community and for God. As TAG Director I also get to ensure that everyone walking through our doors feels Welcomed, Understood, Not Judged and Loved!
My prayer would be that no matter what size this church gets, we always feel like a small family that can’t wait for you to come back!

MISSION STATEMENT

To embrace, serve, inspire and connect with those overlooked & make a difference in their walk with Jesus.

FAMILY

I am a devoted wife and have been married to my husband “Swift” for 28 years where we have grown together and have learned to lean on each other for strength, guidance and sanity!
God has blessed us on this journey of seeking a strong wholehearted relationship with Jesus above all and it really started here at Crossroads! We are proud parents of our 7 kids Avianna, Deston, Ivelisse, Tearra, Shante, Brandon and Bryan whom are all so different but share the same deep love for family.
We love them all unconditionally, with respect and the grace that Jesus has shown us when we make mistakes and fall short. We have also been blessed with 13 grandkids (2 in heaven) who are just Awesome!
I am also one of eight kids who are close-knit with lots of nieces and nephews, so when it’s a family gathering, it’s a GATHERING!

FAVORITE THINGS

Thrift Store shopping, Hiking, Coaching, Playing Sports, Laughing, Drawing, Photography, Connecting with people and spending time with my family

PREVIOUSLY IN LIFE

I was certain that I would be the First Girl to play Professional Baseball in the Big Leagues!
But life had other paths for me! I played Baseball until I went to High school where I started to play Softball.
I played Softball in College, then played in the California Women’s Professional Baseball League (Like a league of their own Baseball for Women).
After this I started Coaching Softball as I still do until this day where I love to build confidence in young athletes knowing that with hard work they can accomplish anything!

Preston Kulesha

Director of High School & Young Adults

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

Loves Jesus, Passionate about kids loving Jesus, Proud husband and dad, Committed to excellence, & Suns fanatic

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

Preston is the Director of High School & Young Adults at Crossroads and spends every day working towards how to best help them love Jesus and His Church.

MISSION STATEMENT

To teach and lead the local church to love God and to love others, through discipleship, relationships, and serving.

FAMILY

Preston is a husband to Cass Kulesha, who he has had the privilege of being with since Freshman year of high school. He is also a dad to their daughter Ada & their boy Ozzie who will be joining us in 2023.

FAVORITE THINGS

If he can find a beach or a lake, you can find a pretty happy Preston. Laying in the sun, spending time in the water, relaxing all day, it doesn’t get much better than that. Aside from that, the weekly agenda for Preston revolves around church, work, and what time the Phoenix Suns play next.

COLLEGE YEARS

Preston attended Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri, where he received his Bachelors in Preaching Ministry in 2018. He went on to obtain his Masters in Strategic Ministries in 2021 from Johnson University, while completing a masters residency program at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ.

Heather Lee

Director of Communications

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HER

Joyful, relational, compassionate, creative, and adventurous.

WHAT SHE DOES AT CROSSROADS

Heather loves helping others know about Jesus. As Director of Communications, she creates and implements communications both inside and outside of the church. This includes our website, app, social media, and much more. She also helps our team with strategic planning and marketing promotion. Heather loves people and wholeheartedly believes that life is better together.

MISSION STATEMENT

My mission is to help others know God’s love by making them feel seen, heard, and known.

FAMILY

“I love my family! My fun husband and I met in college and married for 20 years. We have two beautiful kids, Cassie (19) and Rudy (17), who joined our family through adoption. We love going on adventures, playing board games, and trying to make each other laugh.”

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, is a multitasker, & a beach lover

WHAT SHE DOES AT CROSSROADS

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

MISSION STATEMENT

Set apart to value, prepare & equip students to discover hope in the gospel.

FAMILY

“I am a proud wife of 23 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 middle school department while attending community college. I received my BA in Youth Ministry from Simpson University, immediately returned to Crossroads to become the Middle School Director and marry the love of my life, Sean in 2001.”

WHAT MAKES HER LAUCH

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, & when the Giants don’t win the pennant.

Sean Mahoney

Pastor of Creative Arts

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

Sentimental, empathetic, considerate, peace maker and diplomatic

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

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!

MISSION STATEMENT

To affirm, encourage, and equip those in Worship and Production to discover the full potential God has designed them for.

FAMILY

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

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.

Ken Mullette

Growth Groups Director

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

Automotive enthusiast, comic book geek, devoted to family, football fan, and loves talking about Jesus

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

Ken is the Director of Growth Groups. Through Growth Groups, Ken helps people move from discovering Jesus to following Him fully in connecting through community. He also helps people that want to take the next step of Baptism.

FAMILY

“I have been married to the most beautiful woman, Raschelle, for over three decades. We have two young-adult children that we enjoy guiding in this season of their lives. Day trip or an evening at home is good, though we really cherish any time we spend together.”

PREVIOUSLY IN LIFE

Ken has a long and deep connection with the automotive industry. His grandfather and father were both automotive technicians, so Ken’s childhood was filled with lessons on automotive repair. At age 17, Ken’s first job was with a Jiffy Lube, where he continued to hone his automotive skills. For the next 30 years, Ken’s vocation would involve working on cars or selling replacement parts for them.

THE COLLEGE YEARS

When Ken felt the call to ministry, he began attending Liberty University through their online program. In May of 2018, Ken received his Bachelors in Religion with a cognitive in Evangelism.

Jimmy Roulette

Pastor of Recovery & Marriage

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

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

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

My mission is to inspire, encourage, and advance hope and freedom to those suffering from hurts, habits, and hangups.

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.

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.

Theresa Salcido

Director of Kids

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HER

Loves Jesus, Loves being a wife & mom, Loves serving her community, Joyful, Encouraging

WHAT SHE DOES AT CROSSROADS

Theresa is the Director of Kids at Crossroads and oversees the kids ministry from birth to 5th grade. She spends each week working towards how to best lead kids & their families discover who Jesus is & follow Him fully. She is passionate about bringing the Bible Stories to life in fun & creative ways.

MISSION STATEMENT

My mission is to excite/equip/encourage others to lead our next generation.

FAMILY

Have been married to my husband, Rob, for 20 years. We have 5 adventurous boys who keep us on our toes, Lucky 22, Nico 18, David 17, Roman 14 & Mateo 12. When we aren’t at one of their many sporting events, we love spending time with family.

WHAT SHE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT

Theresa is passionate about seeing kids get excited about discovering Jesus!

Jim Todd

Pastor of Care and Missions

FIVE WAYS TO DESCRIBE HIM

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

WHAT HE DOES AT CROSSROADS

After 20 years in youth ministry at Crossroads, my role now focuses on Care and Missions… involving us caring for our church body especially in crisis, and globally in missions to draw attention to Jesus. A staff pastor since 1988, I give leadership to additional pastoral care teams.

MISSION STATEMENT

My purpose is to increase our local spiritual care, and strengthen our global Gospel reach.

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.

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.

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