Elders

Our Elders
The Elder Board of Crossroads Church

Crossroads Church is led by an elder board of currently four persons.  Each elder has an area of responsibility and oversight as listed below.  For more information you can consult our church Bylaws.

From L to R: Bill Gall, Brian Gardner, Jim Schroeder, and Brian Stahre
From L to R: Bill Gall, Brian Gardner, Jim Schroeder, and Brian Stahre

Bill Gall – Study Groups and Hospitality Ministries      Jim Schroeder – Worship
Brian Gardner – Property and Grounds      Brian Stahre – Children’s Church and Administration

 

Rev. James Schroeder – Biography

A 41 year old native of Port Republic, New Jersey, Jim gave his heart to Christ at Delanco Camp Meeting in Tabernacle, New Jersey on August 26th 1988. The liberating work God did in his life called for a drastic about face in how he was living and what his future would be. Since that day he has sought to serve the Lord in all things, and in turn has been used by God to lead many to salvation and encourage believers to pursue a holy sanctified life.

In his walk with the Lord, Jim has served five congregations as pastor, the Decatur and Mt. Olivet churches in Brown County, Ohio where he met his wife Amanda, the Indian Mills United Methodist church and interim assignments at Maysville, Ky. Calvary Temple Church of Christ in Christian Union and Trinity Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union in Milford Center, Ohio.

Jim also has worked as a youth minister, truck driver, construction worker, and bodyguard. After leaving Indian Mills in 2001, he served as Assistant to the President, Director of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations and Enrollment Management at Ohio Christian University and as a Development Officer for World Gospel Mission.

Jim has earned degrees from the Richard Stockton College in Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts), Asbury Theological Seminary in Youth and Campus Ministry (Master of Arts) and United Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity). Jim has also done graduate work at Rutgers University in American History. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, where he was honored with a Marshall-Brennan Fellow to teach Constitutional Law in the Camden New Jersey Public Schools, the Eagleton Fellowship working with the State Legislature and an Alumni Scholarship.  He recently completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership at Duke University.

Jim is an attorney in private practice and consults with several non-profits in southern New Jersey including serving as the President of the Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce.

Jim and Amanda live in Hammonton, New Jersey. Amanda is a school Speech Pathologist. They have three children at home, AJ and Bowen and Katie.  Their son David and his wife Tara live in the area.