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Dr. Gary and Joy Tangeman
Our Lead Pastor Gary Tangeman is a graduate of Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. Born and raised in Southern California, Gary has pastored churches in California and has served as the Lead pastor for Crossroads since 1998. He and Joy have two married daughters. Gary loves ‘66 Mustangs, the Lakers, the Seattle Seahawks and USC football. He is the author of The Disciple Making Church in the 21st Century.
Pastor of Family Ministry
Rick has been away a few times, but God always brings him back to his home in Kitsap County. In November, 1985, Rick accepted God's invitation to be His child, His follower, and a player on His team. Since then, God blessed Rick with an amazing wife, Rae, and seven great kids. His family is his passion. Hanging out with teens, coaching sports and fishing are where Rick finds enjoyment. Rick teaches grades 10 - 12 at Klahowya Secondary School and is also Klahowya's wrestling and football coach.
Director of Children's Ministries
Debe Emerson grew up in Bremerton and graduated from Central Kitsap High School in 1978. Her diverse employment background includes owning a flower shop, accounts payable & receivable, office manager for a local attorney & engineering firm, customer service for a wetsuit manufacturer, temporary Bremerton Mayor’s Secretary, and 14 years as an IBEW, Local 46 Journeyman Construction Electrician & Foreman.
After six years as a stay-at-home mom, Debe now shares her gifts of administration and leadership, encouraging and facilitating the very people she served alongside for 15 years as a volunteer. Debe has been active with Vacation Bible School since joining Crossroads and currently enjoys teaching the Pre-Teens Sunday School Class.
Debe and Rod Emerson have a son, Tyler who attends 9th Grade at Fairview Jr. High. As a family they love camping, air soft “wars”, boating, riding quads, reading, and playing with their dog, Chase.
Interim Director of Student Ministries
David was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to Washington state when he was 8 years old, after his parents divorced. As a teen, he struggled with substance abuse and low self esteem until he was invited on a short term mission trip with his youth pastor. On the trip, David experienced a radical life change when he encountered Jesus for the first time. Over time he kicked the substances amd with the Holy Spirit's power has learned to view himself as a valued person, redeemed by Jesus. Now David works with teens to help them learn the truth that he learned the hard way - that it is all about Jesus!
He and his new wife Melissa live in Bremerton.
Joy, was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She grew up in San Jose and Poulsbo, graduating from CKHS. She and her husband Dennis, have been married for 36 wonderful years! They have a son Michael, daughter-in-law Heather and 5 wonderful grandchildren, Shelby, Robert, Adora, Rebecca and Beverly.
Joy and Dennis have been attending Crossroads Neighborhood Church since 2011 and enjoy serving in the Choir. Prior to her current position at Crossroads, Joy was the Administrative Assistant at Christ the King Academy and a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT with Keyport and Poulsbo Fire Departments.
Joy enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially horseback riding adventures with her grandchildren! She loves hiking, camping, snowmobiling and going on motorcycle trips with Dennis. Joy is thrilled to be a part of the ministry and outreach of Crossroads Neighborhood Church.