James Appleby has been a pastor for over 50 years. While growing up in Texas, most of his ministry post-seminary has been in the Midwest and in Western Washington. For the past several years, James has served Puget Sound area churches as an Interim Pastor--helping them hear from God in processing their past, clarifying their purpose, discerning their future, and seeking their pastor. James has four adult children, eleven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren--all living in western Washington and Alaska. James' wife Marilyn and his eldest daughter Amy were called to heaven after living fruitful, impactful lives. James looks forward to serving with CrossPointe as we "Look upward to God, Lean inward to each other, and Live outward to our world!""
Pastor of Administration & Worship
Jake has served at CrossPointe Church since 2010, and has a genuine passion for music and worship. A 2002 graduate of Seattle Pacific University, he majored in Communication Studies and minored in Music. Jake spent 7 years as a worship pastor in Northern California before moving back home to Washington. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Carnation, WA, he married his high school sweetheart, Melissa, in 2005. Jake loves spending time with his family, playing sports, listening to great music and sharing a good meal with friends and family.
Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach
Andrew, from Los Banos, CA, graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a degree in Christian Ministries and Leadership. Andrew spent seven years working with the campus ministry First Priority as Area Director of the California Central Valley.
Accountant & Human Resources
Melissa has a BA in Music from Central WA University, and almost completed her BA in Accounting from Central as well. Almost all of her working experience has been in the area of accounting, while her music has been her “other life”; singing in many different venues, including singing in and leading worship teams and choirs at churches. She has lived in the NW nearly all her life, preferring to remain near her parents and five brothers and sisters, and all their families. She met her best friend, Scott, online in 2007, and married him in 2009, becoming the step-mother to his six children. When she is not keeping the numbers balanced for the church and Heritage Christian Academy, you will find her working on knitting or crocheting projects for her other business, Knifty Knits, directing the Alpha Singers choir, or at home with her husband and 3 dogs.
Office Manager & Community Relations
Emily has a Psychology degree from the University of Washington. She met her husband, Chris, while in college and married in 2009. They have two children: Jaxon & Beckett. Emily loves to play sports, run, read, and spend time with her family and friends.
Children's Co-Ministry Leader
I have been the preschool director at Crosspointe church since 2017. I grew up in the PNW and graduated from Wentachee Valley College in Wenatchee before going to college at Pensacola Christian College in Florida to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Since then, I have worked as a preschool teacher in Florida, substitute taught at a Christian school in Pennsylvania, and then made it back to Washington to teach in Bothell at Heritage Christian Academy for four years. My husband and I have three children: Elias, Micah, and Willow. I am currently taking a break from teaching so that I can spend time at home with Willow, who joined our family in July. I love spending time outdoors with my family - going on hikes, taking a ferry, and exploring all of the farmer’s markets in the area. We are excited that God has led us to such a beautiful place and a church that we love to be a part of.
Children's Co-Ministry Leader