Chris Coli

Senior Pastor

Chris joined the CrossWinds staff as the Associate Teaching Pastor in January 2008.  Originally from the Chicago area, he double majored in Psychology and Theology at Wheaton College.  He then went on to complete his Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary.  He has been married to Andrea since 1998 and has two wonderful daughters, Quinn and Kennedy.  With a passion for teaching and a background in Creative Arts ministry, Chris has a heart to teach God’s Word creatively.  His desire is to consistently present biblical truth in a way that inspires people to new depths of faith and action.

CCOLI@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

JODIE TEY

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jodie has been on staff at CrossWinds since 2004.  As pastor of spiritual formation, Jodie’s passion is for people to learn what it means to follow Jesus according to how God has uniquely wired them for service and growth.  Her primary role includes providing opportunities for individuals to take the next step in their spiritual journey by offering opportunities for further learning and growth. Jodie has been in ministry for over 20 years.  Her love for study has led to an MDiv degree from Golden Gate Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary.  Jodie is married to Ernesto and they have two boys: Ernesto and Sebastian.

JTEY@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

Joshua Colburn

Creative Arts Pastor

Joshua was born and raised in Carmel, CA and moved to the East Bay after falling in love with his beautiful wife, Carrie. Together they have two sons under the age of five, Jack and Henry. The boys keep them busy and fill their lives with joy. One of Joshua’s biggest passions is music. After touring for a number of years around the country with his punk rock band, Joshua felt called to settle down in the East Bay and become part of a church community.  At CrossWinds, Joshua strives to build a creative space in which people can worship God.  He loves songwriting, and has written many of the worship songs we sing each week. He is passionate about building community within a church setting and loves leading people in worship.  Joshua’s other interests include the San Francisco Giants, Blue Bottle Coffee, and biking.

JCOLBURN@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

Danielle Owens

Children's Pastor

Danielle joined the CrossWinds staff in 2013, with over six years of Children's Ministry experience. She's worked at two of the largest and fastest growing churches in the country. Born and raised in Southern California, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Danielle’s passion is to walk alongside children and families as they learn to follow God. Her goal is to see parents become the spiritual role models for their families that God designed them to be. She and her two daughters joined the CrossWinds family in 2013 from Las Vegas, NV.

dowens@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

Kim Bonilla

student ministry Pastor

Kimberly grew up in Hayward, CA along with her younger brother Mark and older sister Cristi. Although she had a close-knit family, they weren't regular church attenders, so being fully committed to Christ happened a little later for her. She didn't fully surrender her life to Christ until high school in what seemed like the most unsuspecting way; through the trials and tribulations of growing up. Around the age of 14, Kimberly found CrossWinds and quickly became a regular in the student ministry. It was here she later felt Christ calling her to serve.  After having her son, Daniel, and marrying her best friend, Anthony, she pursued her calling formally by attending Fuller Theological Seminary and interning with Stanford Hospital as the resident Chaplain. Although she loved serving as a Chaplain, she kept feeling the Lord leading her back to be with the CrossWinds staff.  She has been our High School Pastor since 2013 and is delighted to bring her fun, fresh ideas alongside Jesus to our middle school, high school, and college students as the Student Ministry Pastor!

kbonilla@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

Johnny meek

music Pastor

Jonathan, an East Bay native, brought his background and passion for music to CrossWinds in 2011. His influences are a blend of rock, classical, and praise music; and he is excited to use his gifts to lead a strong community of worshiping musicians in bringing people closer to God through music. Jonathan and Kristen have been married since 2005, and together they have two awesome kids: Eli and August.

jMeek@crosswindschurch.org

 

Jim Matthews

Pastoral Counselor 

Jim has been in pastoral ministry since 1976.  Over the years he has served as a Senior Pastor, Recovery Pastor, and a Pastoral Counselor.  He is a graduate of Cal State Hayward and New College, Berkeley.  He has a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Studies and is a member of Spiritual Directors International.  Jim has been married to Connie since 1973; they have three grown children and eight grandchildren.  Jim and his family have attended CrossWinds since 1992.  He joined CrossWinds staff in 2008 working primarily with 12 Step recovery groups and providing Pastoral Counseling.  

jmatthews@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

 

Carole Taylor

Community Life Pastor

Carole has been on staff for more than 20 years.  With a Masters degree in Christian Leadership, she is passionate about helping people realize and use their full potential to serve God.  As the Community Life Pastor she oversees our Adult small groups, as well as men's and women's projects events.  She is married to John and is the proud parent of three grown children, Jason, Kevin, and Derrick and two grandchildren.

"Helping others feel a sense of belonging has always been important to me.  Community Life is all about that and my role here allows me to help people connect to others in our community.  With a passion to help people grow relationally and spiritually, I'm exactly where I need to be to be used by God."

Ctaylor@CROSSWINDSCHURCH.ORG

 

 

JOHN MERRITT

FOUNDING PASTOR 

John has a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  He has been married to Debbie since 1974 and they have three children, Aaron, Nathan, and Julia, and five grandchildren.  John's passion is to live God's abundant, optimal life to the fullest, and to assist people in discovering this life through a vital relationship with God.

"I'll never forget the day CrossWinds Church was born back in November of 1988. No one on the leadership team really knew what to expect as the church opened its doors for the first time.  But as nearly 300 people showed up to check out this new church, well, we all knew that God's hand was in this.  And I've never doubted that since."