Our Calling

Bring good news. Build good character.

Be good neighbors in Jesus’ name.

Nehemiah Team

Our overseer board, known as the “Nehemiah Team,” is elected by the congregation and prayerfully provides overall vision and direction for Crossroads Church.

Current team members are pictured: Craig Guilbault, Scott Eskers, Sherry Scott, Pastor Jay Palmer, Pastor Wendy Palmer, Simone Kelly and Don Miller. Team members commit to a 3-year term when elected.

Our Staff

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.
ERICKA WALLACEYouth & Worship Pastor
Ericka Wallace grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended Pacific Lutheran University. Graduating in 2009 with a Music Education degree, She is our youth and worship pastor. In addition, Ericka leads a team weekly on Spanaway Lake High School’s campus called Campus Life to reach students in an after school club. Ericka’s hobbies and passions include music, hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with students. You can often find her at the nearest coffee shop.
JANET MILLEROffice Administrator
Janet Miller grew up in the Spanaway/Graham area. She attended college at Pacific Lutheran University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. 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 1991, Janet and her husband, Don, 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.




Get Connected

Crossroads Church, located in the area of Spanaway, is found in the heart of the Bethel School District, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s military community and on the edge of Boeing’s southern Puget Sound location of Frederickson. Whether you’re a longtime follower of Jesus or just have questions about who He is, we welcome you to join us and desire to walk along with you on your path of discovery!

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

– Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:20)


I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.


You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother.

St. Cyprian

The church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord. She is His new creation, by water and the Word. From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride. With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died.