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. He also likes golf, fishing, and hockey. He stays busy playing guitar and singing when he isn't hitting the golf course, playing ball with Camden, or hosting a tea party with his girls. You will see Royce each Sunday morning leading the church in praise and worship.
Nursery, Preschool, and Children's
Ana Recktenwald oversees 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!
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.
Courtney is the Administrative Director at Church of the Crossroads. 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. If you have any questions about Church of the Crossroads, or how to get involved, find Courtney so she can help!
Collin leads the high school ministry. 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 pup, Cali. He’s a Manchester United fan, IU basketball fan, and Missouri Tigers football fan, but don’t hold any of those things against him.
Eric and Brittany Jones
Eric and Brittany lead the COTC Middle School Ministry and have a passion for building relationships and connecting our youth with Jesus. They have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful daughters Payton and Avery. Eric and Brittany love visiting Disney World and love finding new places to travel. In their free time they love to be outdoors, riding bikes, going for walks, hiking, and visiting parks