We have been working with a great group of people who have caught the vision of this ministry and are working hard to make it an effective ministry. We are proud to introduce you to our Board of Directors and our Student Leadership team.
Crosswalks Coffee Board of Directors: Rev. Ben Moore (Crosswalks Founder/Administrator), Tami Moore (Crosswalks Co-Founder), Jenelle Tibbs (Eagle), Rev. Joy Streight (Pastor-Castle Hills), Elaine Durheim (Nampa First), Chris Moeness (BSU Alumni), Dr. Bryan Williams (Pastor-McCall Nazarene).
Crosswalks Coffee Student Leadership Team: Jayne Josephsen (Faculty Advisor, Castle Hills), Charity Tlucek (Student President, Kuna), Victoria “Tori” Ashmead (Student Vice President, New York), Jared Curl (Student Treasurer, Karcher)
In April, we submitted all the required paperwork in order to become a recognized BSU student organization! Thank you to the BSU students and faculty who’ve volunteered to be part of our student leadership team!
King of Kings Banquet
Mid-December, nearly 60 people gathered together for our first King of Kings Banquet. The food was fantastic, the fellowship was amazing and the whole event was an overall success! The evening started with delectable appetizers, peppermint hot chocolates, and great “coffee shop” conversation. Then a delicious dinner was served followed with a scrumptious royal dessert!
Two hours before the evening began, our worship leader became quite sick and unable to lead worship for us. Scrambling at the last minute, Paul Ellis and Ben Turner, two amazing partners with us in this ministry, stepped up to lead us in an awesome time of worship!
After the meal and worship, we hosted a Skype interview with Hilary Horan, an alumni from the Potter’s House in Springfield, Missouri. (The Potter’s House is our “mother” ministry-a Nazarene ministry to Missouri State University.) She shared her testimony of coming to Christ, being baptized, being discipled, and how she now is discipling others.
The night ended in fun with people bidding on silent auction items (donated by many generous businesses and individuals), and getting fun pictures taken courtesy of Elijah James Photography.
Here are some other highlights:
· 13 churches were represented.
· Several students received complimentary tickets.
· 1/3 of the crowd was new to Crosswalks.
· We ended up coming out $200.00 ahead...not counting monthly donors we picked up.
The evening was a fundraising event, but our primary goal was to honor the King of Kings and thank so many of our contributors. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it successful!