Pastor, Co-Director of Digital Relationships
Patrick Miller has called Columbia home since 2006. He met his wife, Emily, at Mizzou, where they both completed their undergrads. Together they have two children. Patrick started following Jesus his Freshman year of college after getting connected to The Crossing. He joined the Veritas college ministry staff team in 2010, helped co-direct the ministry in 2015, and became the Director of Crossing Twenties in 2017. He graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2018 and was ordained as pastor shortly after.
Patrick leads the Digital Relationships Team, co-hosts our podcast, Ten Minute Bible Talks, leads two Covenant Seminary cohorts, and teaches Men's and Women's Bible studies.
Co-Director of Digital Relationships
Anthony became a Christian in high school through Young Life, which planted the seeds for his interest in ministry. In 2009, he graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then hit the corporate world, married Megan, and started to volunteer in Crossing Students. In 2014, they welcomed their son, and in 2020 they welcomed triplets, two girls and a boy. Anthony left Crossing Students and joined the Digital Relationships team in October 2020.
Digital Content Manager & Lead Editor
Anna Lynne became a Christian during her sophomore year at Mizzou, where she attended The Crossing and was involved in Cru. After working with Cru for two years after college, Anna Lynne moved to Chicago for seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where she earned her MDiv and MA in Educational Ministry. She returned to Columbia to marry her husband Grady and begin working at The Crossing.Anna Lynne enjoys writing and is passionate about equipping others for leadership within the local church and their communities. She loves the creativity and collaboration of applying her previous ministry experience and education to the digital world. And her favorite part about her work in online ministry is getting to hear stories of how God uses unexpected tools to reach and love people.
Social Media Specialist & Strategist
Originally from St. Louis, Celia moved to Columbia in 2017 to attend Mizzou and study Strategic Communication. During her time at Mizzou, she started attending The Crossing and joined a Veritas small group. Celia began interning at The Crossing in 2021 to help with various social media projects. After graduating, she moved into a full-time position as a Social and Database Specialist.
Advertising, Data & Analytics Engineer
Dean Frazier came to Columbia in 2011 for undergrad and connected with The Crossing through its college ministry, Veritas. After earning degrees in Mathematics and Math Education, he taught at Hickman high school for six years, and during this time completed his Master’s in Data Science & Analytics. Dean met his wife Beth in college while volunteering at various Crossing ministries.
Visual Communications Director
Gerik joined The Crossing in 2011 after a 13-year career as a newspaper photojournalist and editor.As the Multimedia Director, Gerik produces videos, photos and other media. He also directs the multi-camera video production of Sunday’s services which can be watched live online.
Digital Project & Editorial Manager
Jamie grew up in Hermann, Missouri, and after graduating high school, left to play basketball in North Dakota for 2 years. She finished out her career at Truman State University with an exercise science degree. After moving to Columbia in 2018, she immediately got plugged into The Crossing. She started by attending a small group and now leads a women's group as well being very active with the Crossing Twenties Connections Team. She loves her German Shephard Lottie and spending time outside. She has a huge heart for people and an even bigger heart for Jesus, which is why she's stoked to be a part of the Digital Relations team.
Kassidy is a Columbia native who started her journey into the film industry in the Fall of 2017 by attending Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cinematography in the Fall of 2020.Her passion is to use video as a way to connect people and build relationships, both in Christ and in community. Kassidy is currently working as a Multimedia Specialist at The Crossing, producing and filming a wide range of video projects, social media content, and is currently the only female live stream video director at The Crossing.
Social Media Manager & Strategist
Kate grew up in Fulton, Missouri, and began attending The Crossing middle school. Kate moved to Kansas in 2018 to play volleyball but returned to Columbia College in 2020, where she graduated with her degree in Marketing. Through her time at The Crossing, Kate has attended small groups and mission trips, volunteered through the church, and leads a small group with Crossing Students. Kate actively attended Veritas and is part Crossing Twenties ministry. She is overjoyed to be joining the Digital Relationships team as the Social Media Specialist.
Kevin grew up in St. Louis and made the journey west to Columbia in 2010 to study Graphic Design at Mizzou. While in Columbia, Kevin got involved at The Crossing and interned with the Creative | Worship team during his final years of college. Before coming on staff full time, he worked as a content designer at a local marketing firm. He has a large sweet tooth, a fondness for hats and is now the proud owner of a matador maple tree.
Content Coordinator & Producer
Lily grew up in Kansas City and moved to Columbia to attend Mizzou, where she studied Business with an emphasis in Marketing. During her time at Mizzou, she initially got connected with The Crossing by attending Veritas. In 2022, Lily began interning with the Digital Relationships team as the Social & Podcast Specialist. She has since transitioned into a full-time role as the Content Coordinator & Producer
Digital Content Specialist
Molly moved to Columbia from St. Louis to attend the University of Missouri. She joined staff at The Crossing upon graduation in 2007 and married her husband, David, a year later. Together they have four sons. After serving on various teams, Molly is excited to be a part of the Digital Relationships team as the Digital Content Specialist.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Noelle has called Columbia home since attending the University of Missouri. Upon graduating in 2007 with a degree in Communication, she joined staff at The Crossing with Veritas. She married her husband Kyle, and together they have three children. After serving in various ministries, Noelle is excited to work with the Digital Relationships team as a Communication Manager.
Reb was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, before receiving a Strategic Communications degree from Oklahoma State University. She then attended the Kanakuk Institute, a yearlong biblical studies graduate program before moving to Columbia to work as the women’s director for Columbia KLIFE. Reb has attended The Crossing since making Columbia home and has enjoyed finding various ways to serve and to meet the people. She loves the process of connecting people and skills to accomplish a goal and is excited to be a part of the team at the Crossing. Out of the office, Reb is an avid runner, outdoor recreationalist, and adventure enthusiast, yet equally content reading a good book or spending time with friends.
Social Media Manager
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Rebecca moved to Columbia in 2016 after her husband, Grant, started working as a golf coach at Mizzou. Prior to becoming a Missouri transplant, Rebecca graduated from The University of Memphis and began her digital marketing career shortly after. She is passionate about adapting some of the digital marketing principles of the business world into a ministry setting. Her team’s goal is to help make The Crossing’s digital “front door” wider for both members and guests alike.