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

Children's and 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.’



Justine O'Shann

Worship Director

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

I'm new to Crosswind (May/2019) but my first time visiting would be 2016.

 

What is your favorite food?

Anything from healthy foods to a good greasy burger.  Italian will probably always be my favorite though.


 

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy fitness, shopping, writing, visiting new coffee shops, drinking overpriced coffee and spending time with people I love.

 

What's your favorite Bible Story/Verse?

I love John, Isaiah, Ephesians and Psalms.  I have many different life scriptures the Lord has given me in different seasons.  Some foundational ones would be...


Matthew 6:33 - But seek the first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 12:22 - And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and acceptable and perfect will of God."

My favorite translations are the King James, the Passion and New Living Translation.


Teresa Serrano

Pastor's Assistant/ Director of First Impressions

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since September 2016; came on as Staff in May of 2017.

 

What is your favorite food? 

Enchiladas.  Ice Cream, I really like Ice Cream!  And honest to goodness - I really like broccoli.  Seriously. 

 

What do you do for fun?             

Hang out with my husband Marcos and my son Caleb, reading books, watching Hallmark Christmas Movies (yes, all year long), watching/attending  LA Dodger Games, going to Conferences and Concerts and Drive (I know it's weird, but I really like to drive - don't judge me!)  

 

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

Mike Oshann

Usher Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Since 2015

 

What's your favorite food?

Mexican

 

What do you do for fun?

Fishing!!

 

What's your favorite bible story/verse?

Psalms 46:10

...Be still and know that I Am God.

Steve Packard

Life Group 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.

Kaddee Hudspeth

Prayer Team Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

Not sure how to answer this because I have been apart of this building for over 30yrs off and on but, since this last time coming I believe its 9yrs.

 

What’s your favorite food?

Wow! Food! I guess I should just say my go to is home cooked soul food (greens, cornbread, yams, blackeye peas etc.).

 

What do you do for fun?

Sing, dance, play games on my phone!

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psalms 51:10‭-‬11 KJV

And Psalm 139 the Whole Chapter

Deborah Mortimer

Hospitality Team Coordinator

How Long Have You Been Attending Crosswind?

My family and I began attending Crosswind in 2007.


What is Your Favorite Food?

I love southern comfort food. So my favorite meal would be bbq beef ribs, macaroni & cheese, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and cornbread. Of course all good southern food must be accompanied by a big mason jar of sweet tea and dessert-peach cobbler, pecan pie, or my favorite fancy dessert-creme brulee.


What Do You Like to Do For Fun?

I love to read, attend performances of my husband’s band, listen to music, dance, and spend time (especially at the beach) with my family.


What is Your Favorite Bible Verse/Story?

My favorite book of the Bible is Ruth. It is such a beautiful story of redemption. My favorite Bible verses are 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind; Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Joshua 1:9 This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Sarah Carlson

Children's Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

I have been attending crosswind for 6 years? Crosswind has been such a big part of my life it's hard to remember a time that I wasn't there!

 

What’s your favorite food?

Oooohhhh my favorite food has got to be an assortment of fruit, salad and all things Mexican food that I can turn vegetarian!

 

What do you do for fun?

I love to hike, read, bake, and garden.

 

What’s your favorite bible story/verse?

My favorite bible story is Esther in all her bravery and confidence.

Vicki Miller

Greeter's Coordinator

How long have you been attending Crosswind?

I’ve been attending Crosswind for 20 years off and on.


What’s your favorite food? 

My favorite food is pizza. 


What do you do for fun? 

Camping with friends and family.


What’s your favorite bible story/verse? 

Matthew 6:33