crossroads Staff


  • jason friesen

    Lead pastor

    Jason has been at Crossroads since 2005. He is a graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs Arkansas. After graduating, he spent 8 years as the music and small groups pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Jason is married to his beautiful wife Karen. They have six children (Andrew, Timothy, Nathanael, Kaylyn, Karley, and Kathryn).


    Favorite Pastime: playing music, spending time working around the house on projects, drinking coffee, and spending time at home with the family.

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Take a week long hiking trip in the mountains with my boys

    Favorite Quote or Scripture: Psalm 103


  • gus henrici

    Pastor of missions & Outreach

    Gus joined the staff in 2010. He came to Crossroads from Mozambique Africa where he spent 7 years as a missionary to the Yao people. He is a graduate of Baptist Theological College, South Africa.  Gus is married to his beautiful wife Alice. They have three children (Chloe, Rachel, and Sarah).


    Favorite Pastime: Sitting around a braai with friends

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Drive across Africa

    Favorite Quote or Scripture: Luke 15:20


  • Amie Chumbley

    director of student ministry

    Amie has been on staff at Crossroads since 2014. Before joining the staff, Amie had been leading our student ministry as a volunteer parent.  Amie is married to Randy.  They have 4 children (Trey, Zoey, Seth, and Jace).


    Favorite Pastime: Sporting events, reading, and traveling

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and going hang gliding

    Favorite Quote or Scripture: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9


  • megan boock

    director of children's minstry

    Megan joined the Crossroads staff in 2015.  She has a heart to see kids follow Jesus and grow in their walk with him! Megan and her husband, Kevin, moved to the area in 2013.  They have two daughters, Emma and Kate. Megan enjoys reading, having coffee with friends, teaching children, and going on family walks.

    A scripture that has been meaningful to Megan is Romans 12:2.

    "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed

    by the renewing of your mind."


  • karen Friesen

    administrative assistant

    Karen joined the Crossroads staff in 2008.  She moved to Grimes with Jason in 2005 and their 4 kids.  They now have 6 kids and life is full of many things kids and church!  Karen enjoys reading, cooking, family dinner, and quiet when she can get it!!

    A scripture that has been meaningful during this season of life is Jeremiah 17:7-8.

    "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."