Our Staff

Eric Most (Lead Pastor)
Eric has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 28 years. They have four children: Cody, Jessica, Thomas, and Shane. He enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, the mountains, and golfing. 
 
Barry Holbrook (Family Life Pastor)
Barry and his wife of 28 years, Tanya, are originally from Virginia. They have three children and five grand children. Barry and Tanya have served in ministry for over 28 years, and have been serving at The Crossing since September of 2018. In his free time, he loves to read, garden, fish……and eat peanut butter/mayo sandwiches.
Jonathan Phillips (Youth/Worship Pastor)
Jon heads up our worship/music ministry, as well as our youth ministry from 6-12 grade, alongside his wife Sharayah. He and his wife moved to Gothenburg in August of 2017, and they have been serving on staff ever since. Jon enjoys any type of competition (especially when it involves crazy youth ministry games), going on walks around town with Sharayah and their dogs, and playing music.
Karissa Blecha (KidVenture Director)
Karissa (Hiebner) Blecha is a Gothenburg native.  She has been married to Chris for nine years, and they have two beautiful daughters, as well as a son due in October.  Karissa taught elementary school before becoming a mom, and is excited to have the opportunity to work with kiddos again and watch them develop their relationships with Jesus!  God has big plans for each of their little lives, and there is no greater honor than to watch those plans fold out as they become the people that God made them to be.
Cody Most (Media Director)
Cody has been married to his wonderful wife Molly for 3 years.  He produces our podcasts, videos, and keeps our social media up to date.  He enjoys playing games with friends, hanging out on the porch, and a great cup of coffee!
Leadership Team

Jim Mann

John Haas

Steve Ackerman