Pastors | Staff | Elders

Chris Gillespie

Lead Pastor/Elder

Chris is married to Adrienne and has 3 children.  Since leaving Colorado, Chris has settled in Turlock and is overseeing the preaching and teaching at Crossroads, as well as the staff.

Chet Reid

Executive Pastor

As the executive pastor, Chet guides the day to day organization. He works specifically with the Lead Pastor and Elders.

Chad Pippin

Worship Pastor

Pastor Chad oversees all worship and AV needs at Crossroads. 

Vance Kelley

Connection Pastor

Pastor Vance oversees Community Groups, Sunday Morning Connections Team, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry and Discipleship.

Andrew Kahler

Student Ministry Director

As  Student Ministries Director, Andrew heads up our Jr High Ministry on Sunday mornings, as well as our midweek Jr High and High School program.

Marti Chance

Children's Director

Marti Chance is the leader of a group of women within Crossroads that are heading up Children's Ministry. 

Support Staff

Jennie Laney

Pastoral Assistant/Database
Jennie is the first face you see when you come to the Crossroads Office.  From assisting staff to scheduling Sunday volunteers and readying the Main Venue for service, Jennie does it all!

Kim Esau

Assistant to Lead Pastor & Marketing
Kim runs all social media, weekly bulletins and any email/text correspondence to the congregation in addition to being the Assistant to the Lead Pastor. Always willing to help when there is need, you can find her working the front desk when Jennie is out of town.

Scott Jerner

Facilities Coordinator
Scott is our facility handyman and jack of all trades.  You can frequently find him checking on our large campus, maintaining the grounds or setting up rooms for meetings. If you see any issue, Scott is the man to contact!

Zach Laney


Christian Laney


Elder Board

Chris Gillespie

Lance Reid

Chairman of the Board

Jason De Groot

Vice- Chairman of the Board

Bob Schmidt

Elder of Finance

Bret Sutterly

Elder Secretary

Jeff Esau

Keith Landmeier