Youth Staff Bios
Meet the Crossroads Youth Ministry staff and hear a little about why we love serving God and students...
Tim Brown - Youth Pastor
“I love seeing students trust God more and more with their lives. When we come to the place of brokenness and God is all we have and need.”
Carly Peter - 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.”
“I love to see Sr. High students excited about growing in their walk with the Lord, and learning how to use their gifts and talents to serve Him.”
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."
"Youth have the grueling task of finding their identity amidst the craziness of the culture we live in, and my biggest joy is to come alongside them in finding full confidence as being His! I love the opportunity to ignite their passions and also enjoy partaking in the constant hilariousness of always finding new ways to become even more weird!"
"Serving the youth here at Crossroads gives me an opportunity to challenge them in their walks with Christ, as well as encourage them to pursue a life that actively engages His ministry with their hands."
Joel Hughes - Jr. & Sr. High
"I love seeing students grow in their faith and turn to God in the good and bad times."
Luke Eldredge - Jr. & Sr. High
“I love youth ministry because it gives students a chance to be loved, wanted, and pursued by Christians who want nothing more than to show the world Jesus’ light!”
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 how honest Jr. High students are in their questions about faith.”
“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.”
"I love working with the students because there's no better sight than seeing the students smiling and learning about how much God loves and cherishes them."
"I love hanging out with students and think it's important for them to have people around who were their age not too long ago."
"I love building relationships with the students and seeing God move through those relationships."
"I love serving and seeing all these young hearts grow bigger in Christ everyday."