Bring good news. Build good character.
Be good neighbors in Jesus’ name.
Our overseer board, known as the “Nehemiah Team,” is elected by the congregation and prayerfully provides overall vision and direction for Crossroads Church. Team members commit to a 3 - year term when elected.
Current team members (L-R):
Pastor Jay Palmer, Pastor Wendy Palmer, Craig Guilbault, Scott Eskers, Sherry Scott, and David Summers.
Jay has been the lead pastor of Crossroads since our beginning. He is married to Wendy (33 years!) and they have three adult kids. Originally from North Dakota with Norwegian roots; he roots for the WSU Cougars (which builds character) and loves to travel, backpack, and play golf (which also builds character). He has a Bachelor of Economics from PLU and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Reading American history and theology are favorite pastimes along with studying and teaching the Bible. Crossroads is the second church where he has served as a pastor.
Wendy was raised in Spanaway and graduated from Bethel High School. Cattle ranching was at the center of activities for her family growing up, allowing her to spend many hours on the back of a horse in her early years. She later went on to receive a Bachelor of Biblical Education degree from Multnomah University in Portland. Shortly after marrying Jay, they planted Crossroads Church. In addition to co-pastoring, she especially loves to serve the Lord and his church through prayer, discipleship and overseas mission work. She and Jay have two sons and a daughter that have taught her so much about who God is.
Youth & Children's Pastor
Craig grew up in the Roy area where he lived until he graduated high school. After a move to Bellingham, he attended Western Washington University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a post-baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, and a wife! He has been working in various roles with children for over 30 years. Since 2002, Craig and his wife, Susie, have owned and operated a local painting company. The couple has two adult daughters. In his spare time, Craig enjoys gardening, walks with his dog, Cooper, and smoking delicious meats.
Janet grew up in the Spanaway/Graham area. She attended college at Pacific Lutheran University where she received her business degree. She currently serves as the Crossroads Office Administrator. She is excited to be using her business skills to further the work of God’s Kingdom. In the 1990’s, Janet and her husband, were the first couple to be married at Crossroads Church. They are now blessed to be the parents of three adult sons. During her free time, Janet enjoys music, gardening, travel and photography.
Crossroads Church is centered on the good news of Jesus Christ.
We teach the Bible, worship Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and provide a caring community that prepares people to live lives of compassion and service. Crossroads Church is not part of any specific denomination, but we are deeply committed to partnering with neighboring churches and local ministries for prayer and outreach to this region.
Our Life Rhythms: Solitude, Community, and Serving.
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