Pastor Tim Stroup

Senior Pastor

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since June 2005

 

Whats your favorite food?

I like all food so it is easier to ask me what I don't prefer to eat.  That would be eggplant, zucchini, and squash, except pumpkin with lots of sugar.

 

What do you do for fun?

Hang out with my wife and kids.  Occasionally play a game of golf or play a video game.

 

Whats your favorite bible story/verse?

Tough question because I love the bible and there are so many great stories and verses.  If I narrow to just one story and verse, I would say the story of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah better know by their Babylonian names, Shadrack, Meshach, and AbedNego.  Where they defy King Nebuchadnezzar decree to bow down to his golden image.


 Their statement to the king in Daniel 3:16-18, is an awesome statement of faith and commitment to God.  It says,  "16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, saying, "Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves to you.17 If you throw us into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from the furnace. He will save us from your power, O king.18 But even if God does not save us, we want you, O king, to know this: We will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up." - Daniel 3:16-18(NCV)


Robyn Stroup

Ministry Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since 2005

 

What’s your favorite food?

Too many to name, I really like food.

 

What do you do for fun?

Spend time with my family, I love playing with my grandbabies.

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

Jeremiah 29:11-"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. 

“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.   

Pastor Trevor Raffeo

Youth Pastor

How long have you been attending Crosswind?
My wife and I have been attending since 2013.

What is your favorite food?
I love anything Italian, creamed eggs on toast (don't knock it till you try it),  and honey baked chicken! Oh and ice cream! I LOVE ice cream!

What do you do for fun?
I love being with my family! I also enjoy painting, wood working, writing stories, playing games on my phone, and reading books.

What's your favorite Bible Story/Verse?
Jeremiah 33:3 -  ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’



Teresa Serrano

Pastor's Assistant

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since September 2016

 

What is your favorite food? 

Pizza and my Grandma's Tamales! 

 

What do you do for fun?             

Hang out with my husband Marcos and my son Caleb, read books, watch Hallmark Christmas Movies (yes, all year long) and watch LA Dodger Games! 

 

What's your favorite Bible Story/Verse? 

I can't say just one, but I can narrow it down to 2 favorites: 

1.) “They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:8 NLT

 

2.) “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” - Matthew 6:26 NLT

Bill McCain

Usher' Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since 2003

 

What's your favorite food?

Cajun

 

What do you do for fun?

Angry Birds

 

What's your favorite bible story/verse?

Romans 12:2- Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Keri McCain

Hospitality Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind? 

Since 2003

 

What's your favorite food? 

They call me Keri Crocker...I like pretty much everything!

 

What do you do for fun?

Bake, cook and spend time with family & friends

 

What's your favorite bible story/verse?

Isaiah 26:3- You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you.

Toni Dion

J.U.M.P Kids Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since 2005.

 

What’s your favorite food?

Prime Rib

 

What do you do for fun?

Fishing/ Nascar/ Movies

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

Philippians 4:13

Steve Packard

Sound Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since Easter Sunday, 2000.  Our first day it felt like we were with family and friends, even though we didn't know anyone when we arrived.  We very much enjoy being a part of the Crosswind family.

 

What's your favorite food?

I very much enjoy many types of food, but probably my favorite is pizza.

 

What do you do for fun?

The hobby I enjoy the most is boardgaming.  Unlike many activities, it's a hobby that you can sit down with one or several of your friends (or people that you've just met) and fellowship with, while working together or against one another to solve whatever puzzle the game presents.  If you're interested in learning more about this, and want to discover what there is besides Monopoly or Risk, ask me....

 

Whats your favorite bible story/verse?

There are so many to choose from.  I especially love the gospels and Acts and Genesis as far as the "stories" go.  But one verse in particular that I especially take comfort from is 1 Corinthians 10:13 -- "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity.  God is faithful and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape, so that you are able to bear it."

 

This is a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, I take strength from this verse, knowing that whatever I face, God would not have allowed it if I wasn't capable of standing up to it, and that God has provided me with an escape hatch.  However, if I sin anyway, then this verse lets me know that it's my fault.  I can't claim that the temptation was too much for me to handle.

 

The other verse that I take the most comfort in is Proverbs 16:31.

Barbara Kaluhikaua

Prayer Team Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

I’ve been attending Crosswind since 2014.

 

What’s your favorite food?

I don’t have a favorite food but I like to eat food that is healthy because I feel much better when I do.

 

What do you do for fun?

I like to read, cook, listen to music and spend time with family and friends.

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

My favorite bible story is in 2 Chronicles 20. "We have no power to face this vast army...we do not know what to do but our eyes are upon You...for the battle is not yours, but God's...you will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you...as they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men...(they) returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the Lord had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies."

Jasmine Howe

Children's Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

I’ve been attending Crosswind since 2003.

 

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is pizza.

 

What do you do for fun?

I love to go to the beach for fun and spend time with family.

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11-13 and my favorite bible story is the story of Elijah.