Introducing... The people of Crossroads

So, who are the people of Crossroads?

We are (and strive to be) a diverse, authentic, grace-oriented community.  But what does that look like as individuals?  As with any community, real connections happen when we extend ourselves a bit, by sharing our stories and hearts with one another. We hope the videos, written stories. and community photos on this page, will help encourage that type of connection.  
Hi, my name is Lisa and I have been a part of the Crossroads Community since 1998. I'm originally from the U.S., Southern California area. We came to the Netherlands for my husband's job, and what started out as a 3 year adventure!

When we first arrived, there weren't many international options. We found Crossroads on the Internet, went to check them out, and felt welcome and comfortable there, from the start. I'm an introvert, but have been lovingly stretched in that area during my time at Crossroads. In the early years, I served as office manager for the Crossroads Ministry Centre. Since then, it's been meaningful to see the church grow and develop and to be part of that history. I really see a value in being in community together, through good and sometimes very tough times, but in the determined direction of Christ.

What I have found life giving about Crossroads is to see the way people love and care for each other. As a former pastor once said, we're "messy." But there can be such a beauty in how we ride those times out together, that I've really come to appreciate more and more in my life.