Cheryl comes to Crossroads in this transitional season, to lead the congregation forward, into the future that God is preparing for us. She views this transition as a time for the people of Crossroads to experience new connecting points to the hope and healing touch of Jesus Christ, shaping the church for a renewed sense of mission and purpose!
A lifelong Presbyterian, Cheryl is a graduate of Princeton Theological seminary and Grove City College. She has served congregations in New York, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. Most recently she served as Transitional Leader to the 43 congregations of the Presbytery of Elizabeth, in New Jersey. Cheryl is married to Jack Galan. Their son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Andrea live in Morrisville, NC. Their daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Zac, reside in Milwaukee! Cheryl loves ‘Blue Apron’ cooking and is a certified yoga teacher. When she’s not sermonizing, teaching, meeting, or otherwise caring for the people of Crossroads, you’re likely to find Cheryl curled up with a book, walking or biking in nature, taking in a movie or show with Jack, or on her yoga mat!
“In this significant season in the life of Crossroads, as we care for one another, as we look and listen for the tracings of the Spirit in our life together, as we worship, talk, plan and pray together, and as we rely on the strong and enduring love of God, we will discover the well-being that flows from Crossroads, to heal the world!”
Chris is husband to Jamie and father to Noah (12), Micah (10), and Jayda (6). The Spotts family moved to Ozaukee County in 2005, when Chris began the Ph.D. program in Religious Studies at Marquette University. At that time, the family began worshipping at Crossroads, and Chris worked as the High School Youth Director. During the last 10 years Chris and Jamie have both worshipped and served at Crossroads in numerous capacities. “Having been here for ten years now, and having been through the ups and downs of ministry with this community, I have a love for the people of Crossroads that makes the transition into this position seem very natural. I’m excited to continue serving with you all.”