Director of Crossing Women
Jeannette and her husband, Dave, worked full-time in a campus ministry for seventeen years before starting The Crossing in 2000. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. Jeannette has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and loves to be involved in all sorts of creative projects.Jeannette is the Director of Women’s Ministry at The Crossing. She enjoys helping women discover truths about God through Bible study and mentoring relationships to deepen their love for Him. She especially enjoys encouraging and equipping women to be godly leaders to others.
Crossing Women Staff
Jeanne grew up in Liberty, MO. She moved to Columbia to study Social Work at the University of Missouri, where she got involved with the campus ministry, CRU, and met her husband Ryan. They, along with their three children, have attended The Crossing since 2000. Jeanne has loved volunteering in Crossing Kids and Women’s Ministry through the years, and has worked part-time with Women’s Ministry since 2012, where she helps with logistics, Bible studies, and events.
Originally from Southwest Missouri, Melody moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. Majoring in Communication, she then enjoyed a career in sales and marketing. After becoming a member of The Crossing in 2008 (and changing careers to stay home with kids), she became involved with Crossing Women by participating in Bible studies. As her ongoing desire to study the Bible deepened, Melody began helping others learn how to inductively study the Bible, making her current role at The Crossing a natural next step. Melody is married to her college sweetheart, Nathan, and they have two children.