Pastor, Director of Crossing Twenties
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Nathan entered into vocational ministry as a staff member with Cru. After a few years, he decided to further his theological education at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he received his Master of Divinity. He and his wife Rachel have been involved with The Crossing since its beginning in the summer of 2000. They married just a few months later and now have three kids. Nathan has served as a pastor since 2006. His desire is to help people grow in their understanding of biblical truth as well as the contemporary culture in which they’re called to live it out. His responsibilities include directing Crossing Twenties—The Crossing’s ministry to those in their twenties—and teaching in various contexts.
Crossing Twenties Staff
Originally from St. Louis, Colleen graduated from Mizzou with an English degree and has called Columbia home ever since. Colleen came on staff with The Crossing’s college ministry, Veritas, in 2009, helped co-direct the ministry in 2017, and now works with Crossing Twenties part-time. Colleen received her Master of Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2019. She and her husband, Andrew, have four young kids: James, Charlotte, John Andrew, and Benjamin.
Josh grew up in Indiana and graduated from Ball State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Sales. After spending time in the corporate world and moving to multiple cities across the U.S., Josh accepted a full-time position with Crossing Twenties where he's excited to help build community around the life-changing message of Jesus. He enjoys a cup of coffee and a good book every now and then.
Twenties Admin & Leader Coach
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Lynnette married Addison and started working for Dillard's Department Stores. They lived in Columbia while Addison worked for Veritas and then moved to St. Louis for Addison to pursue a degree at Covenant Theological Seminary. After completing that degree, their family moved to Grand Rapids, MI for 6 years. There, Lynnette worked part-time as a wardrobe consultant and co-led the women's discipleship team at their church. In 2022 their family of 5 moved back to Columbia.
They have 3 children: Theodore, Louisa, and Sullivan. Lynnette loves to use her administration skills to ensure events run smoothly and help connect people through the Twenties ministry. She also loves the coaching aspect of her job, helping leaders thrive in their roles to help people believe Jesus is more.