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.
Lynn is a native of Chicago and grew up attending Moody Church as a pastor’s kid. In high school, Lynn felt drawn to the field of counseling and chose to study psychology at Taylor University. After graduation, she returned to Chicago to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. There she met Shay Roush. They were married 11 months later in 1997.After staying home to raise their three children, Jack, Emma, and Owen, Lynn returned to counseling part-time at The Crossing. She currently provides individual and marital counseling for those facing a variety of life issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relational conflict. Lynn is particularly passionate about helping people understand generational cycles of dysfunction, and how knowing truth and acting on it can break destructive patterns in marriages and families.*part-time
Pat and her husband, Fred, both graduated from The Ohio State University and moved to Florida in 1993. Although being life-long Christians, they truly came to know Christ living in the Republic of Panama and attending The Coronado Bible Church in 2010. They have now come to love Columbia thanks to the close friends in their small group and the warm welcome they received at The Crossing. Pat is excited to be on board and to use her skills to help those in need in our church community.
Counselor & Counseling Admin
Christine, along with her husband and two children have 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 with her kids full time. She is excited to be working with students again, encouraging them in their faith and helping them to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Christine works primarily with middle school, high school and college aged students.