crossroads Staff

  • 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, 1 daughter-in-law, & 1 grandbaby! 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."

  • Priscilla barger

    director of children's ministry

    We've been praying that God would lead us to our next Children's Director and He did! With the approval of the congregation, Priscilla Barger will join the staff April 1! Priscilla loves Jesus and she loves children. We're excited about the future of our children's ministry and seeing many children come to faith in Jesus Christ. 

  • 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

  • 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). Their oldest, Andrew is married to Ana and they have one son, Harrison.

    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