Pastor, Director of Counseling
John is originally from St. Louis and has been serving as a pastor since graduating from seminary in 1989 where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. In 2005, John left his church in San Diego, California to pursue a second degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Reformed Theological Seminary. John serves as the Director of Counseling at The Crossing. He has been called to The Crossing to counsel, oversee and develop a broad range of care-based ministries.
Assistant Director of Counseling
Lynn Roush, LPC is a native of Chicago and grew up attending Moody Church as a pastor’s kid. She felt drawn to the field of counseling in high school and chose to study psychology and philosophy at Taylor University. After graduation, she returned to Chicago to pursue an MA in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where her course work included biblical and theological studies in addition to psychological and clinical training. There, she met Shay Roush, whom she married in 1997. After spending several years at home raising their 3 children, Lynn started the professional counseling ministry at The Crossing in 2006. Her passion is to help people understand generational cycles of dysfunction, and work with clients to break destructive patterns in marriages and families.
Pastor, Counseling Intern
God transformed Austin’s life while at Mizzou, and now he is excited to get to play a part in other young peoples lives being transformed through The Crossing Twenties, The Crossing’s ministry for people in their twenties. He received his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014 and is currently working towards a Master’s in Counseling from Covenant as well. *raises own financial support
Counselor & Counseling Admin
Christine, along with her husband and two children, has enjoyed living in Columbia and attending the Crossing since 2011. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL., and her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St-Louis. She loved working as a middle school counselor before becoming a mom and staying at home to raise her kids. Christine works part-time providing individual counseling primarily for high school and college-aged students as well as young adults. She also provides the initial clinical assessment for all those seeking counseling through the counseling ministry.Supervision provided by Kelly Wright, MA, LPC
Julie graduated from Colorado Christian University (CCU) in 2020 with her BA in Communications, and she is currently working on her master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CCU. After spending 10 years in the medical field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, becoming a stay-at-home mom, and studying the impact of trauma since 2012, Julie decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her dream of becoming a counselor. Her areas of interest include the dynamics of step-families, methods of therapeutic parenting, health care crisis, and grief.
Supervision provided by Lynn Roush, LPC