He is our Shepherd, and under His guidance we have a team of elders, who pastor our faith community, and deacons, who manage practical and financial concerns. The Bible uses the term ‘pastor’ in reference to anyone who shepherds the body of Christ. It does not limit the term to a single church leader or only those in full time ministry. It applies the title to all individuals, both men and women, who actively minister to segments of the congregation (see Ephesians 4:11).
Bill Wendlandt, Elder
Bill has served with Crossroads since its beginning in 1995. When not ministering in the church through preaching, leading small groups, or working as an elder, Bill directs a medical imaging development team at Carestream Health, Inc. If you happen to get an x-ray in the near future, think of Bill because he was likely involved in designing the equipment! Bill and his wife Kelly have recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and they have three teenage/adult children. An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed celebrating the “impossible” last year as the Cubs finally won the world series!
Steve Nichols, Elder
Steve, owner of Nichols Electric in Henrietta, serves as an elder as well as a Sunday School teacher and youth group leader. He and his wife Sandy have been married for over 30 years and they have 6 teenage/adult children. Steve has a passion for sharing the gospel, and he regularly takes teams downtown to distribute food and tell people about Jesus Christ. He also has a passion for sports and handily keeps up with the youth as part of CBF’s basketball ministry.
Bob Lopez, Deacon
Bob Lopez works for International Paper, managing both inventory and shipping/receiving of paper rolls. He has worked all three shifts at this job and is glad to be on days now! A member of Crossroads for many years, he serves the church body in practical, logistical ways and is always available to address needs that arise. He loves to be outdoors, play the harmonica, and coach his son’s travel soccer team.
Doug Csaszar, Deacon
Doug Csaszar works as a Technical Program Manager at Carestream Health, Inc.. He is responsible for the development and commercialization of Computed Radiography X-Ray Systems. When not engineering, he is busy woodworking, riding dirt bikes or snowmobiles with his son, doing renovations, and as he puts it ‘general tinkering and puttering around’. He works with the other deacons to manage facility and financial matters, so that the elders can be free to focus on spiritual leadership.
Larry Haag, Deacon
Larry Haag works in the information systems industry as a Database Administrator. In his free time he enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with family. He is also an avid fan of college hockey. Along with the other deacons, Larry serves CBF by managing facility-related issues and by disbursing monetary gifts to missionaries, outsides ministries, and those in need. He is also the church treasurer.