Who We Are
Our official name is Christian Church Of The Crossroads and we are a movement...a gathering of people changed by Jesus Christ, learning to love like Jesus Christ and offering the hope of Jesus Christ to others. We are committed to loving one another, loving our neighbors and serving Mt Washington and beyond in radical, selfless fashion. We spend much of our efforts and resources going to help those who are at a CROSSROADS in their lives...the hurting, the broken and despaired. We are compelled in this way because we've been given hope. A hope that has changed our lives in drastic, powerful ways for the better. A hope that we cannot contain or hide and have to share. A hope that is found in Jesus Christ. And, we believe this hope is not just for us. We believe there is hope for everyone!
Most people just call him by his last name, “Parkey.” When his professional basketball career didn’t pan out and his hunting and fishing show never made it to production, he settled down and married Valerie. They have two children, Riley and Beau. Riley just made his dreams come true by becoming a Kentucky Wildcat and Beau keeps him on his toes as a new driver and with comic relief around the house. John's first love will always be Jesus, but ice cream and naps aren’t far behind.
Besides leading COTC in worship each Sunday, Royce enjoys hanging out with his wife, Courtney, and playing with their three kids Camden, Aria, and Violet. His passion is music, but you can often find Royce taking the kids on fishing trips, playing soccer with his son, or taking the girls on tractor rides. You will see Royce each Sunday morning leading the church in praise and worship.
Crossroads Kids Director
Ana Recktenwald oversees Crossroads Kids, our Nursery, Preschool, and Children's Ministries. Ana lives in Mount Washington with her husband, Greg, and their four sweet children, Haley, Avalyn, Grant, and Elijah. When she's not busy with her kids, Ana enjoys sewing, decorating, date nights with her hubby, and watching Fixer Upper. Ana has a passion to work with children and treats each child in our Children's ministry as one of her own. Come meet Ana this Sunday at Church of the Crossroads!
Sawyer serves as student pastor at COTC. He graduated from Johnson University in May of 2022. Sawyer enjoys soccer (he even played college soccer) and hanging with his dog Scout. He is passionate about student ministry and looks forward to growing the COTC student ministry.
Courtney is an administrative assistant at Church of the Crossroads, working primarily with John and Dave. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Royce, and mother to three precious kiddos: Camden, Aria, and Violet. She loves Jesus, singing worship music with Royce, and watching Disney movies with her kids.
Missions and Outreach
David Parkerson has been in ministry for the last 22 years and just recently relocated to Mount Washington from Southern Indiana. He is married to Michelle and they have two sons, Rowan and Quinn. David has a passion for helping others and loves providing ways for people within the church to get involved in the local community and impact others. When he’s not working David loves watching movies with his family, playing golf, and watching UK and the Dallas Cowboys.
Collin oversees our Life Groups. Collin and his wife Kaydee met at Cincinnati Christian University got married in 2019. He’s played sports his whole life and loves to do anything that involves being outside. One of his favorite things to do is go hiking with Kaydee, along with their Aussiedoodle pups, Cali and Oakley. He’s a Manchester United fan, IU basketball fan, and Missouri Tigers football fan, but don’t hold any of those things against him.
Crossroads Kids Associate Director
Amber works alongside Ana in Crossroads Kids where they are known to be called the sidekicks. She has a servant's heart in Crossroads Kids and at home. Amber is married to Brian. Together they are raising four kids: Mya, Levi, Brianna, and Boomer. She is silly, talks to anybody, enjoys being active in nature and camping with her family. Most importantly she loves Jesus and knows it is a great honor and privilege to teach children the amazing love of God in a fun, exciting way.
Mason serves as the production manager at COTC. This includes working behind the scenes as well as on our worship team. He took a break from school to join the Navy as a reservist, but plans to return to school at the University of Louisville. In his spare time he enjoys writing music and going to the gym. He is a fan of PSG, Indianapolis Colts, and U of L.
Holly serves as the administrative assistant for our Student and Life Group Ministries, working primarily with Sawyer and Collin. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan. Together they have three daughters: Raegan, Camryn, and Devynn. She enjoys date nights with her hubby, watching the girls play sports, walking her two pups, and watching HGTV.