Our Staff

Bill Klapwyk, Intern Pastor

Bill gave his life to Christ at the age of 30. Since that time, he has served in a few churches and has done some ministries outside of those churches that include a prison ministry at NEXUS in Lewistown Montana. His passion is more leaning toward teaching and discipleship which he has done in several ways in the last 17 years. Bill has done one on one discipleship as well as group Bible studies both with members of churches and the NEXUS personnel. He tries to continue to keep in contact with the people from NEXUS as they move out of the prison system and enter back into their daily lives trying to help them continue their walk with Christ.

Wes Flint, Elder

Wes moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1986, after leaving his home of 20 years in Seabeck, WA. He trained as a Rigger to work on war ships for the Navy. Later he was educated as a gunsmith and Archery pro. He then opened a Pro shop in Bremerton WA. After moving to Montana he continued work in Sporting goods until 1998. Loving the outdoors and the beauty of Montana, it was like a "pleasant aroma" to Wes and his family to move here. However, even with all that Montana offers there was still a void in his life. And it was something only God could fill. Wes came to Crossroads full time in 1998 and gave up his old dream and profession.  He began moving in a new direction, a God direction. 

Soon after beginning to work with Crossroads a burden for the persecuted church around the globe developed deep within him. He prepared a team of people at Crossroads to take a missions trip with Vision Beyond Borders (VBB) in 2005. God sealed a new Vision and direction for Wes. He now is the director of Restoring Hope Nepal. During these trips they also directly aid orphans and widows. With an ongoing desire to help people, Wes furthered his education by enrolling with the" Institute of Nouthetic studies" as a biblical counselor. He is now serving at Crossroads to help struggling marriages, and aid people in their personal walk with Jesus Christ. Wes has been married for 41 years to his best friend and help mate Ginny Flint who he freely admits, "She was sent to me by God Himself". He has three children and six grandchildren. “God is so GOOD”!

Gary Palmer, Elder

Tom Craig, Elder

Tom graduated with his B.A. in Biblical and Pastoral Studies from Alaska Bible College in 2003. After serving a short stint with Mission to Unreached People's in Yaroslavl, Russia to learn the process of church planting, him and his beautiful wife Jennifer accepted a call to serve with Village Missions as a missionary pastor for 3.5 years ending his time with them at the end of 2011. Since January of 2012 he's been working with a national sales firm while serving Crossroads in various avenues. Tom and Jennifer have 4 young children.

Ben Short, Deacon of Finance

Ben is a retired horse shoer, married, with two children and two grand children. He enjoys outdoor activities, studying, and black smithing.

Jim Chase, Worship Director

Prior to leading worship at Crossroads, Jim had been a part of many worship teams and praise choirs on the West Coast, from small church plants to mega-churches. Music has always played a significant part his life from the time he started a grade school rock band as drummer and lead singer until today.

While having no formal training, Jim’s love for music of almost any kind is further evidenced in his being self-taught on multiple instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, 5-string banjo and others.

A freelance writer/creative consultant by profession, Jim and his wife, Diana, moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 2015 and are convinced that God will use this supernaturally beautiful place as a template for His New Kingdom. Jim and Diana have four adult children who have blessed them with nine grandkids – so far!

Tami Klapwyk, Director of Children's Ministries