About our Senior Pastor and his wife, Julie

Julie and I have been Blessed to have Founded Crossroads. We have lived in Clearlake for over 50 years. When I was 10, I received a gold medal from, then Governor Ronald Reagan, and a Resolution that was signed by the State Representatives and Jesse Unruh for saving a 68 year old man from drowning. I had a blessed childhood. Growing up in Clearlake was the greatest thing. Hanging out at Jules' Miniature Golf Course, riding bikes and swimming in the Summer playing baseball and football, what a life! In High School I played Football one year, and Baseball for 4 years. My senior year I was one of two starting pitchers on a very good team. Our record that year was 25-2 and we were league Champions for the third straight year! After quitting the team due to a conflict, and then being re-instated due to an injury to the other starting pitcher and good friend, I was able to set two pitching records that still stand. I had a great team behind me and was blessed with great accuracy and a work-horse arm so that was a huge reason for the success.

Julie and met in 1974 and got married in 1977, we made it through the 70's while tasting all that decade offered. We went to most of the all-day concerts at the Oakland Coliseum called, "Day on the Green," I was already a Raider fan, and also went to Winterland and other popular venues to "party" with thousands of friends to some good old Rock n Roll.
My heart has always been toward giving back to this community that has given me so much. I coached Baseball for 15 years and coached Youth Football for 3 years and was President for 5, and also coached Golf at the High School for 8 years. I was a Bi-Vocational Pastor for the first 9 years of Crossroads, I worked at Lower Lake High School for 15 years. Starting in the 2015 school year I moved to the exciting new Konocti Education Center (KEC). I retired in June of 2017 due to back issues and now volunteer one day per week at KEC and have more time to minister to the flock at Crossroads. Julie and I enjoy riding the Harley in this scenic area we live in and stopping at the Boat House in Nice to have a great lunch on the Lake with friends. We have a son, Nick, his wife Amanda and two grandchildren, Addi and Fin.  
We feel that decade of the 70's prepared us for what God called us to do. Coming out of a culture that defines much of Lake County we know God prepared us to relate to and be able to extend grace and love to those who have followed the same path and are now reaching out to Him as we did. Through our experiences we knew the pulse of Clearlake and what people needed in a Culturally Relevant Church. We have been committed Christians since 1982 and have helped build another church in town and were there 15 years. After leaving that church and attending another God began to show me the need for a church that related directly to Clearlake's needs since our population is very diverse. Drug use and single parent, or blended families, are prevalent and many are in need of emotional healing and acceptance no matter what their story or background are. Crossroads is a church filled with love for this City and it's people. We actively reach out to the lost, the least, the last and the lonely for Jesus so they too can experience His love and acceptance. Life is good! God is Better! Be Blessed
Crossroads Community Church