Steve Allen serves as our Family Minister overseeing the Children’s and Youth Ministries. Steve first attended Crossroads as a high school junior while attending Newport High School, served as a volunteer with the Middle School Ministries while attending the University of Washington, and then served as a Middle School and High School Pastor for seven years after college. Steve and his family were also supported by Crossroads while they served in Zambia for five years while training pastors at Action Pastor’s College. Upon returning, he spent the next five years as Executive Director at Family Promise of Spokane. Steve studied at Multnomah Seminary and Western Seminary and finished his mDiv at Newburgh Seminary. He is married to Stephanie and has four daughters. He is grateful to be back at Crossroads to help support parents and volunteers as we together become a village to disciple the next generation to love and serve Jesus.
I grew up in Loveland, Colorado and married my high school sweetheart 33 years ago. I got a business degree from the University of Colorado, and served on staff with FamilyLife (division of Cru) for 16 years. We spent a decade in Nashville, TN where I served as the Women’s Ministry Director for Fellowship Bible Church. I am a recent graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a degree in Christian Leadership, and am currently serving as the Children’s Ministry Director. Some of the things I love most in life are our 5 children, age 21 to 28, and two little grandsons. I also love to sew, craft, hike, and have long conversations with friends. I am passionate about discipleship, helping the church live in community and become all God created them to be.
Kristin was born and raised in California, where she met her husband John. They married and moved to Washington in 2005. They are active members of CBC and are the parents of three elementary-aged boys. Kristin has dual degrees in business and communications from Menlo College, and is excited to bring her professional and volunteer experiences with marketing, public relations, volunteer coordination and event planning to children’s ministry. She has a heart to be used by God to serve kids as they discover God’s always and forever love. Kristin loves reading, cooking, road trips, chocolate, spending time with her family, and a good cup of coffee.
Early Childhood Coordinator
Brittany and her family have been attending Crossroads for the past 6 years. Brittany has an Elementary Education Degree from California State University Bakersfield and has been involved in church ministry since she was in Junior High. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Steve who is an engineer at Boeing and playing with their 5 children. Brittany has seen firsthand the faithfulness of God in her life in bringing her through many health issues in the past 15 plus years. She has a dedicated service dog Addy and enjoys spending time outside and being creative.
Our dear Jane is anything but plain! She has a smile as bright as the yellow sunshine, and a heart as big as the bright blue sea. She loves our children and families like a cuddly brown teddy bear, and is always there to help like our own precious Jesus. She lives in a teeny tiny house with her great big dog, Graycee and sweet husband, Allen.
Summer Splash Coordinator
Emma Adent grew up in the greater Seattle area and Crossroads has been integral to her upbringing. She now is a senior at Wheaton College in Illinois pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language. She has been involved in ministry and event planning for many years- at Crossroads and in the residence halls at Wheaton College. She begins student teaching in the fall and in the meantime is so thankful for this opportunity to invest back in the church that has given so much to her over the years. Her many passions include family, friends, painting, cooking and making and drinking coffee.
Laurie has been working with children in a variety of school and church settings for over 34 years. Laurie is a Seattle native and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, biking, snow skiing, kayaking, reading, playing board games, and watching sports. Laurie and her husband Todd married in August of 1983 and have two married children who live in the area. Life is good!