PASTORS

Chet reid

Executive Pastor
Chet is a native Californian born in Modesto and  was raised in the surrounding communities. He has been married to Theresa Antognini for forty-seven years. They have two adult children and seven grandchildren. His ministry roles have included serving as an associate pastor, senior pastor, executive staff denominationally, and President of a Christian Foundation. He has always been active at the local church teaching Community groups and has an extensive background in finance, investment banking, and estate planning. He loves coaching families to become successful stewards meeting their current family needs, retirement, and generous support of the Lord's work through estate planning.  He has a master’s degree in Church Administration, and a Doctorate in Business Development from California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.

Vance kelley

Connection Pastor
Vance was born and raised in Roseville, CA. He met his amazing and beautiful wife Cathy in Fresno while he was attending seminary. They have been married for over 30 years and have two daughters, Shannon and Heather. Vance has served as Senior Pastor to four different churches over the last 23 years. He has served as a Law Enforcement Chaplain to Sonoma County and has also worked with foster youth and foster families as a Foster Family recruiter and Trainer. Vance loves sharing Christ with others, helping people connect with God, and watching Him change lives.

Michael elizondo

Worship Pastor
Michael hails from Fresno, CA where he met his wife Whitney at Fresno Pacific University.  They have been married for 19 years and have 3 children, Ethan, Lincoln and Sadie.  He is a second generation pastor and has been in ministry for over 20 years.  Michael has been strumming his guitar and leading worship since he was 18.  He has enjoyed his time spent in both student and young adult ministries before taking his greatest leap of faith to Church Planter/Lead Pastor.
"My hope for Crossroads is that we would grow in our affection for the person and work of Jesus. I pray that our love for God would be evident in our worship of Him. I pray that we would be winsome in our love for people as we live out the gospel. And I pray that God would be honored and glorified in all that we say and do."

dana johnson

 Children's & Student Director
Dana is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin! She has lived in Turlock and attended Crossroads since 2014, has been on staff at Crossroads since 2018, and loves her job! Dana is newly married to her husband Christopher Wrenn since July 2019! If you haven’t noticed already, she works hard to love our kids and has a passion to see them grow in their relationship with God.

STAFF

scott jerner

Facilities Coordinator

Jennie laney

Pastoral Assistant/Database
ZACHARY LANEY
Custodian

nolan mcintire

Custodian

Elder Board

Lance Reid

CHAIRMAN
Lance has been attending Crossroads since 2003 and has been involved in many different ministries throughout that time. He is the CEO of Telcion Communications Group, an IT service company headquartered in Turlock, since it was founded in 2002.  He is a husband to Monique, an Ag Teacher,  and father to Jack and Reagan.  In his spare time he enjoys flying as an Instrument Rated Pilot and woodworking.
At Crossroads, he has taught several classes on topics such as Leadership, Membership, Men’s Group and Financial Peace University. Shortly after joining us, Lance was asked to teach a leadership class based on material that he had been teaching in Uganda that was part of John Maxwell’s Equip Organization. Lance and his wife led the Young Married’s class on Sunday mornings and have given pre-marital counseling.  You may have also seen him on several occasions preaching from the pulpit in the last few years.  

Paul Prescott

ELDER
Paul has been an attending Member of Crossroads Church since 1992 where he has been involved in an array of ministries.  He is a retired teacher who spent 35 years teaching teenagers in Stockton and Denair.  Paul enjoys reading, walking, hiking, camping, traveling and most of all, his grandchildren.
During his time with Crossroads, he has served on both the Deacon and Elder Board and chaired several committees.  You can find him each Sunday morning teaching the Adult Bible Fellowship Group.

Tom Chance

VICE CHAIRMAN
Tom has called Crossroads Church his home since 1961.  He and his wife Marti serve as Senior Field Directors with Awana Clubs International.  Awana focuses on equipping the local church to reach children and youth for Christ and see them discipled weekly in God’s Word.  Additionally, they steward the family farm in Denair.  Tom and Marti have been married for 42 years and have five daughters and seven grandchildren. They enjoy traveling in ministry, serving others, developing leaders and networking with like hearted folks. Tom also likes to keep old things running.
Tom has spent the last sixty years experiencing the rich culture of ministry in this community and its investment around the world. He has been involved in board and committee leadership, children and youth ministries including leadership of the recent Awana ministry here, music, technical and sound ministries.

Bret Sutterley

ELDER
Bret began attending Crossroads in 2017. Bret was a classroom teacher for thirty-nine years in Turlock before retiring in 2018.  He currently works as a Multiple Subjects Credential Program Student Teacher Supervisor and part time lecturer at CSUS. He and his wife Sheri have 3 children and several grandchildren whom live in San Diego and Seattle.  They enjoy visiting their children as well as fishing and kayaking in our local lakes and rivers.  They are avid 49er fans and season ticket holders.
Aside from serving on the Elder Board, Bret heads up the Men’s Ministry Leadership Board and a Community Group, and has recently taught a Parenting Class here at Crossroads. In his spare time he serves as a Young Life Leader, volunteers and mentors students at Turlock High, is on the Board of Directors for the Turlock Chaplaincy and is a Character Coach and volunteer lead/Board of Directors for Tree House, an organization that serves students in TUSD who have experienced trauma.

Jason De Groot

ELDER
Jason and his wife began attending Crossroads Church in 2014 when they moved to Turlock from Hanford, CA.  Professionally, Jason has spent much time in the Agriculture industry.  He started Living Soils Company with the purpose of helping farmers grow healthy and productive crops with biology and also farms almonds with his father-in-law. He is married to Michele and has three children, Luke, Joel and Chloe.   While most of his time is spent with his children playing outdoors, he does enjoy waterskiing.
Upon joining Crossroads, Jason and Michele quickly got involved in a Bible Study and Children’s Ministry.  One of his favorite things in life is pointing kids to God and showing them how much he loves them.  Jason is also a Community Group leader and a member of a second community group.  He has built strong friendships with those in his community groups and the people have become family to both him and Michele. You can find him regularly hanging out at the church garden, prepping soil and checking watering systems.

Bob Schmidt

ELDER
Bob and his wife Brenda began attending Crossroads over 37 years ago.  He has spent much time working in Agriculture and currently serves as the President of his family lumber business. Bob served as a member and then President of the Turlock School board for a combined 14 years.  He is a founding member of the Turlock Police Chaplaincy and the Turlock Mayor Prayer Breakfast. He is a  He and his wife Brenda have been happily married for 39 years and have two adult children, Megan (Joey) and Kevin (Crystal), as well as three granddaughters. In his spare time, Bob enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and has been known to attempt golf.
During his time at Crossroads, Bob has served as an Awana Leader, Director of Usher’s for 25 years, and directed the Bus Ministry that would pick up those in our congregation who were unable to drive. He is currently serving his third term as an Elder, as the Elder of Finance.