Senior Pastor Candidate - Pastor Keith Krell!
We are excited to announce that we’ve reached a critical milestone in our Senior Pastor search efforts. Through an exhaustive search and vetting process, the elders have unanimously selected Keith Krell as the candidate for Senior Pastor. This process has allowed us to consider a number of excellent men but the elders, search team and leadership believe God is leading Keith and Crossroads together for our next amazing season of ministry.
As you will see from the Next Steps schedule below, we are proceeding quickly with this process. These pages are intended to help you start to get know Keith and Lori as we approach the affirmation vote on Oct 7. Please use these resources to get to know Keith and understand why the elders and leadership of Crossroads feel strongly about his candidacy for our Senior Pastor.
We encourage you to:
Read Keith’s bio and watch some of his sermons online. Links to watch are included at the bottom of his bio page
Read the Elders’ feedback on why they feel Keith is the right man for Crossroads
Plan to attend one of the Receptions and meet Keith and Lori in person
Pray for the Lord’s will to be evident as we prepare for a Membership Affirmation Vote on Oct 7 at the end of each service
from Pastor Jerry and the Elders
Throughout this process, many hours have been invested by the Search Team, the Senior Pastor Transition Team, the staff and elders. The elders wanted to share some of the reasons they feel Keith is the right man for senior pastor.
Here’s a short view of the timing and steps since Pastor Jerry announced his plan to retire.
Next Steps - Schedule
There are many opportunities to ask questions and get to know Keith and Lori Krell. You are invited to attend any of the meetings below that work for your schedule.
NOTE! There are room changes below as of 9/26.
Sep 30 / 9am & 10:45am / MAC classroom 702 • Elder & Transition Team Q&A meetings
Oct 3-7 Receptions to meet Keith and Lori Krell
Wed, Oct 3 / 5:30-6:30pm / Fireside Room • Hosted by: Children’s & Student Ministries • pizza dinner
Wed, Oct 3 / 7:00-8:30pm / Fireside Room • Hosted by: Men’s & Women’s Ministries • cookie potluck
Thu, Oct 4 / 7:00-8:30pm / Fireside Room • Hosted by: Adult Community Groups & Sunday Communities • cookie potluck
Fri, Oct 5 / 7:00-8:30pm / Student Center • Hosted by: Indian Fellowship, Global Outreach • cookie potluck
Fri, Oct 5 / 9:30pm / Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location • Hosted by: Young Adults
Sat, Oct 6 / 8:30-10am / Student Center • Hosted by: Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses • bagels & fruit
Sun Oct 7 / 12:00-1:30pm / Fireside Room • Hosted by: Worship, Welcome Ministries • sub sandwiches for lunch
Oct 7 Keith will preach at both morning services
Oct 7 Membership affirmation vote - conclusion of each service
Keith & Lori introduce themselves
Ministry related questions
Open floor questions
Questions? Please email Tom Clagett (email@example.com).