Wife: Emily, Children: Samuel, Seth, Luke & Evelyn
Ryan has been serving in full-time ministry since 1996. In that time, he has served as a Lead Pastor, an associate pastor, as well as a youth and children's pastor. He has also served with the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in multiple countries during his college years, and professionally with Athletes in Action Media. He has served as a pastor in both Texas and California. Ryan has studied at Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as Moody Theology Seminary, where he completed his masters degree. Ryan and Emily were married in 1997, and have four wonderful children. He loves his family, sports, and all things NFL. Ryan has a passion for making disciples and leading the church to help fulfill the Great Commission in this generation.
Wife: Melissa, Children: Adelaide, Charlotte & Levi
Jake has served as the Worship Pastor 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. Jake oversees CrossPointe missions and has traveled the world extensively.
Husband: Scott, Step-Children: Missy, Stephanie, Becky, LaCosta, Katie & Stephen
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.
Husband: Dustin, Children: Caleb & Ezra
Jenny is a mother of two boys. Prior to moving to Washington, she spent 11 years serving as a missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). While in YWAM, she worked in many different roles, from leading teams on short-terms outreaches, to serving as Personnel Director.
College and Young Adults Pastor
Andrew, from Los Banos, CA, is serving as College and Young Adults Pastor. He 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. Andrew is excited to be leading the College and Young Adults Ministry at CrossPointe.
Principal, Heritage Christian Academy
Brenda has worked for nearly 15 years as a children's pastor in various local Christian and Missionary Alliance churches.
She has been associated with Heritage since 1995. Over the years she has served in many capacities, including librarian and junior high Bible teacher. The School Board and staff are pleased to now welcome her as Principal.
Brenda lives in Snohomish with her husband, dog and cat. Jim and Brenda serve on the Parent Advisory Council at Biola University, where their two children attend college. She loves reading, antique browsing and soccer.
Brenda is humbled for God’s call on her life to provide leadership at Heritage and grateful for his provision in serving the families, students and staff at the both the school and church.
Children's Ministry Director
Growing up in the beautiful state of Washington, Alicia had the privilege of attending Heritage Christian Academy. She graduated from Corban University in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education and now teaches kindergarten at Heritage Christian Academy. Alicia loves teaching and seeing children come to love learning, love God and His Word. She has wanted to serve in children’s ministry since she 12 and volunteered in various capacities since then. Those ministries have included AWANA, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Royal Family Kids’ Camp, VBS, Moppets, Flagstaff Mission to the Navajos, coaching for Bible Quiz Team and teaching Sunday School to kids of various ages. She likes spending time with her parents, brother, and extended family as well as hanging out with friends, shopping, hiking and going on walks.
I grew up in Omak, WA before moving to Florida to attend Pensacola Christian College. While there, I received my Bachelor’s in Sports Management and my Master’s in Education Administration. Athletics have always been a passion of mine, and I have been blessed to use that passion to reach children and teens for Christ. After graduating, I worked in the Philadelphia area as an athletic director/coach. Then, after having our first child, the Lord called us back to the Northwest where I have been blessed to work at Heritage Christian Academy and serve as youth director for CrossPointe. When not working, I love spending time with my family, playing sports, and rooting on our Mariners and Seahawks.
Genesis Preschool Director
Husband: Seth, Child: Mattias
April has been blessed to grow up in the Pacific Northwest! She has been attending Crosspointe Church since the age of 5. She used to help her Mom teach Sunday Preschool at the age of 12. April started teaching Sunday school on her own at 16. She is still in the process of finishing up her Early Childhood Education degree at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. April and her husband were married in the spring of 2012. April, her husband, and child are active members of the community, participating in events with the Bothell Son's of Norway.