Nathan has two graduate degrees from Biola University—one in “Christian Apologetics”, the other in “Science and Religion”, an undergraduate from Puget Sound Christian College in pastoral ministries, and associates from Northwest University. Nathan has been in dynamic pastoral ministry for 24 years, building student and family ministries around the PNW, planting a multisite campus ministry in Lake Stevens, and developing Christian worldview conferences for students locally and nationwide. Nathan and his family recently relocated from 8 years of ministry in Houston, TX, where they helped sustain new efforts to care for local schools, fight human trafficking, and care for Afghan refugees. Nathan's amazing wife of 25 years, Rona, teaches Christian Worldview and Mathematics at HCA. They have two adult daughters and a son in high school, that they think are the coolest.
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.
David joined the ministry at CrossPointe in April of 2023. He and his wife, along with their 4 children have been involved in church ministry in Lake Stevens for many years prior to serving the people at CrossPointe. He helped lead the youth ministry for 15 years, serving in many different capacities including teaching, preaching, games, small group, planning and attending summer and winter camps, as well as working closely with the church leadership. David was also the Director of Fellowship & Outreach where he planned, organized, and held various events designed to reach out to the local community as well as allow for the church to fellowship with one another and build Christ-centered relationships. He has been teaching history full-time in Lake Stevens School District for the past 11 years but is excited to move to full-time ministry as the Family Pastor at CrossPointe. He will be overseeing the children’s ministry, developing the youth ministry, as well as partnering with Heritage Christian Academy. He has been married to his wife, Michele for the past 12 years and they have been blessed with the opportunity to raise 4 children (two boys and two girls). He loves being outdoors, supporting his kids sports teams, spending time with his family, and woodworking.
Pastoral Intern / Facilities Manager
Brett grew up in the Lynnwood area and graduated from Meadowdale Highschool (1999). Shortly after he joined the Coast Guard; completed 20 years of service and finally retired. In the Coast Guard he did many things and went to many places. He retired as a Chief Boatswain’s mate (E7) and did everything from driving ships, law enforcement, search and rescue, trainer, instructor and etc…Brett has been married to my wife Amanda for almost 20 years and have two children (Austin 19, and Adriana 17). For the past 10 years church has been an integral part of his life and he has done many things in that capacity as well such as youth ministry, teaching, greeting, leading life groups, response and etc…During his years at the church he eventually pursued a degree in Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Brett and his wife enjoy working out (CrossFit), going to the Lake, Skiing, hiking, camping and hanging out with friends and family. Lastly, one of Brett's favorite quotes is “There is no comfort in growth and no growth in comfort”.
CROSSPOINTE CHURCH ELDERS
According to the New Testament, elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of a church. The function and role of an elder is well summarized by Alexander Strauch in his book Biblical Eldership: “Elders lead the church [1 Tim 5:17; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:1–2], teach and preach the Word [1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:9], protect the church from false teachers [Acts 20:17, 28–31], exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine [1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13–17; Titus 1:9], visit the sick and pray [James 5:14; Acts 6:4], and judge doctrinal issues [Acts 15:6]. In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church” (16).