Compass Team


Jump to UpdatesTo serve as a committee of the Session with support to the Senior Pastor, examine multiple areas of the church, and make recommendations to Session involving long-term strategies. The areas of the church examined would be determined by the Senior Pastor and the Compass Committee as advised by an outside consultant or any strategic goals the Session sets.

The committee and consultant would have no authority to act on their own. All recommendations would be approved by the Session.

Compass Team
David Steck (Chair)
Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt
Tom Taylor (Elder)
Deb Krygiel
Angie Thompson
Diane Petersen
Chris Carter
Jeff Porter
Consultant Working with Compass Team

Tod Bolsinger, co-owner, Principal of AESloan will be working with the Compass Team through this process.
Tod is also a PCUSA Pastor.

The Process

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Session approved Compass Team Charter – February 2022 – COMPLETED
Compass Team formed – April 4, 2022 – COMPLETED
Session approved using AESloan consulting – August 3, 2022 – COMPLETED
Congregation update to Compass Team – September 25, 2022 – COMPLETED (watch video)
Congregational Survey – October 30, 2022 – COMPLETED
1st Leadership workshop – January 21, 2023 – COMPLETED
Tod Bolsinger’s worship – January 22, 2023 – COMPLETED (watch video)
Tod Bolsinger Q&A class – January 22, 2023 – COMPLETED (watch video)
Focus Groups – February 7-10, 2023 –  COMPLETED
Story-Telling – March 1 and March 5, 2023 – COMPLETED
2nd Leadership workshop – May 13, 2023 – COMPLETED



Our Session, Pastors, Staff, and Compass Team met with our consultant Tod Bolsinger of AESloan for a workshop on Saturday morning, January 21.

It was an energy filled morning spent learning and discussing the first phase of our Compass Project. The preliminary survey results were shared. The Compass project is a long process of prayerful discernment, and the recent survey was the first step in gathering information about Crossroads. The next steps will be focus groups and story-telling in February and March. Final report for Phase 1 will be in May.

Please watch for regular updates on the Crossroads website. Please join our Session and Compass Team as we continue to pray for this process.

Our Compass Team consists of David Steck (Chair), Pastor Susan, Tom Taylor (Elder), Deb Krygiel, Angie Thompson, Diane Petersen, Chris Carter, and Jeff Porter. If you have questions before our Website is live, our contact info is in Realm.

The Compass Team loves hearing from you, and we are listening! To connect with the team, contact us at