Youth Staff Bios
Meet the Crossroads Youth Ministry staff and hear a little about why we love serving God and students...
Carly Peters - Administrative Assistant
“I love investing in the Youth Ministry and seeing the different passions develop in students as they use them to serve God”
Matt & Persephone Baloun - Praise Team Coordinators
“I love seeing the love and grace of God as it grows in the youth of the church!” - Matt
“The youth are the present are future church. It’s great to see Sr. High students serving our Lord with their gifts given by God!” - Persephone
Senior High Staff
“I love building relationships with Sr. High students and helping them grow in Christ.”
Shane Gallaher - College Coordinator
“I love to see Sr. High students maturing in their faith and the energy they have to serve the Lord.”
“I love being a part of their lives and encouraging them through prayer."
"I love serving the students through building relationships and being a mentor for them. God has given me so much and I am grateful that I can serve in this way!"
"I love serving students because that is when I grew the most in my relationship with Christ. I had such great role models that I would like to be that light for another students."
Joel Hughes - Jr. & Sr. High
"I love seeing students grow in their faith and turn to God in the good and bad times."
Kevin & Lisa Darville - Jr. & Sr. High
Kevin - "I haven’t wanted to break it to Pastor Tim yet but… I just go to youth group because they have free cereal and I act like I’m 14 anyways. Luckily my wife Lisa comes along, so the youth group gets 1 1/2 adults out of the two of us."
Lisa - "I love to provide support through the kids' many challenges; help them to build each other up and encourage them in their walk with the Lord...and because they're fun!"
Junior High Staff
“I love Jr. High youth ministry because there is no better feeling than reaching out to a student and letting them know how great God is.”
“I love Jr. High youth ministry because young people are open-hearted and looking for truth.”
“I love serving Jr. High students because they are fun to be around and because it’s so encouraging to have the opportunity to discuss spiritual truth with them.”