Staff

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Pastor Mike Borgwardt:
pastor@crossroadschicago.org

is Crossroads’ pastor. He is saved by God’s grace, is married to Mika, and has three great kids. He has served churches in Arizona and Australia as a vicar, and in Minnesota and now here in Chicago as pastor. He likes power-pop, post-punk, the Reinheitsgebot, nordic football, buying other people’s old clothes, and the occasional long walk off a short dock – preferably into a canoe in Northern Minnesota. His favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” Go ahead – read the whole thing


President – Clint Sievers:
president@crossroadschicago.org

As Crossroads’ congregational president, Clint oversees and facilitates the work of the coordinators on the leader team. He also oversees efforts such as the management and build out of our new Ministry Center.




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Spiritual Growth – Matt Herron
spiritualgrowth@crossroadschicago.org

Matt organizes and facilitates the opportunities for Crossroads’ members and friends to grow in our faith, through formal or personal Bible study, small groups and children’s programs. Find information on these resources, classes and groups.


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Stewardship – Alex Hothan:
stewardship@crossroadschicago.org

Alex serves as Stewardship coordinator and in doing so encourages the congregation to be good stewards of the blessings we have received from God in our time, talents and treasure.


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Fellowship – Rachel Putnam:
fellowship@crossroadschicago.org

Rachel serves as Crossroads’ official ‘party planner’, organizing social events large (Annual Picnic, Chili Cook-off) and small (game nights, attending a movie in the park). To learn more about Crossroads’ upcoming fellowship events, click here.

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Worship – Ashley Groth:
worship@crossroadschicago.org

As worship coordinator, Ashley is responsible for overseeing the preparation for our worship services, such as organizing the monthly set up teams that prepare our worship space for the service, musician programs, and keeps us stocked with supplies.

Service & Care – Mary Schultz:
service@crossroadschicago.org

Through organized service opportunities such as working with refugee families, serving meals in a homeless shelter or working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Nicaragua, Mary helps Crossroads find ways to give back to our Ravenswood/Uptown community and beyond. Crossroads’ Care ministries are focused on offering support to our members who need a helping hand, such as offering a home-cooked meal to new parents or a ride to someone who needs one.


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Financial Secretary – Stacey Zarling:
financialsecretary@crossroadschicago.org

As Financial Secretary, Stacey works closely with Kacee to manage the offerings Crossroads receives from its members and partners. Stacey also manages our partnership with Simply Giving , which facilitates online and recurring contributions.

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Communications & Secretary – Jamie Zahn:
secretary@crossroadschicago.org

Jamie manages the communications efforts for Crossroads, including our website and other on- and off-line presence. She also serves as the church secretary, managing administration such as taking and cataloging meeting minutes from congregational meetings.

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