Crosspoint Church | 3215 E State St | Rockford, IL 61108 | Ph: 815. 399. 2665 | Worship sundays at 10Am | Myanmar worship Sundays at 1pm

Staff

Dave Spooner, Crosspoint Lead Pastor

Dave has served in pastoral ministry since 1994 with churches in the upper midwest and was the founder and lead pastor of Mosaic, that has now merged to become Crosspoint.

Dave has a love of strategy, big dreams, people-development, and difference-making. He enjoys sub-par puns, piles of books, and too-loud music. He balances seriousness, wisdom, and depth with contagious humor and energy. His devotion to God and love for all people flows from a heart of sincereness and humility.

He is a graduate of the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota, with degrees in Pastoral and Biblical Studies. In addition, holding a M.S. degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern Christian University and currently completing a Doctorate at Knox Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Gretchen since 1995, and they have two adult daughters.

 

Kee Thang, Myanmar Crosspoint Lead Pastor

Pastor Kee grew up in Myanmar. He was baptized in 1998. He attended the Ministry of Diploma at Full Gospel Assembly in Yangon, Myanmar. He became an administrator for evangelism at Acts Apostolic Church and in 1999 he attended the Dolous Theological Seminary and earned a Bachelor’s degree of Theology. He became founder and assistant pastor at Agape Church in Yangon and in 2006, he and his family became refugees and lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During his time in Malaysia, he was the lead pastor at Dai Christian Fellowship.

In 2011, Kee and his family moved to Rockford, Illinois, and in 2012 he founded and was lead pastor of Myanmar Christian Fellowship. He earned his certificate of license in 2013 from Temple Baptist Church and became an ordained pastor in July of 2020. He teaches many Bible studies and leads powerful prayer gatherings. He has great passion for spreading the word of God to others. Pastor Kee and his wife, Pam Hung, have four children – two sons, and twin daughters.

Gretchen Spooner, Children’s Ministry Director
Gretchen earned degrees from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota, in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Bible. She is currently the Children’s Coordinator at Crosspoint Rockford. She is passionate about the Word of God and prayer being formed in people young and old. She and Dave have been married since 1995 and have two adult children.
Michael Allen, Associate Pastor Of Youth And Discipleship
Michael was born and raised in Rockford. He married Naomi in 2013, and completed his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Design and Media, with a focus in photography in 2021. With a plan to attend Gordon-Conwell University starting in the spring of 2023 to pursue his Master of Divinity, and a desire to someday pursue doctoral work, Michael loves learning, reading, and higher education in general.

An artist, musician, and writer with a strong love of coffee, good books, and energetic conversation, Michael has a passion to see the Gospel spread, and God glorified. Fast paced and vision oriented, Ephesians 2 guides his life: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Rob Petrie, Worship Director
Rob serves as the Worship Director and Tech Team Leader for Crosspoint and has worked alongside Pastor Dave since 2007. He has played in multiple bands and served in various music, youth, and young adult ministries since 1988, including Anavox, Silver, and his current band, Land of Lincoln. You can also find him performing as an acoustic solo artist in our area from time to time. Rob loves to arrange, record, and produce music, songs, and albums as well. He has a passion for seeing people come to faith in Jesus Christ, and to help them grow into all that God desires for them. He enjoys connecting with people’s lives and hearts and helps to serve through pastoral visitation. Rob has been married to his amazing wife Laura since 1992.
Jennifer Mullen, Crosspoint Events Coordinator and Assistant Worship Leader
Jennifer has been involved at Crosspoint (Temple Baptist Church) since 2014 directing choir, helping to lead worship, and coordinating special events. She was born and raised in Rockford and became a Christian as a young child at a neighborhood backyard club. She and Rob were married in 1995 and have 3 adult children who live in Iowa and Colorado Springs. Outside of Crosspoint, she works part time at a local vet clinic as a receptionist and loves to cook and bake for family and friends.
Cory Whiteman, Office Manager
Cory Whiteman is the office administrator at Crosspoint Church. She was born and raised in Rockford, and has lived in North Carolina, Hawaii, Tennessee, and California. She has been married to Jeff since 2001 and has two fur babies, Lacey and Sophia. She has three sisters, one brother with five nieces and two nephews that she loves like her own. She loves to sew, paint, make jewelry, and listen to music. She loves the Lord and tries everyday to honor Him to the best of her ability.

Fred Holmertz, Buildings and Grounds Manager

Shortly after Fred surrendered his heart to Jesus in 1978, he returned to Rockford and began attending Temple Baptist Church in 1980. He discovered his spiritual gifts of service and hospitality and began serving on the building and grounds team. In the 1990’s, God gave him a passion for men’s ministry in the Promise Keepers movement and he organized bus trips to conferences. Fred loves serving in the cafe, small groups, bus trips, singles’ group, men’s ministry, young adults, and building projects. Drama and productions have also been a part of his 40 years at TBC, now Crosspoint Church. For the past two years, he has volunteered as Property Manager at Crosspoint.