Crossroads staff – here for you!

Please take a moment to meet our friendly staff. 

We're here to help, so stop by anytime for a chat, give us a call, or drop an email. 

We'd love to meet you, talk with you, and pray with you!

Glen Blumer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Glen Blumer graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 1983 and did his graduate work at Western Theological Seminary, graduating in 1986. He and his wife, Sally, were married in 1985. Glen accepted his first call to Coopersville Church in Coopersville, Michigan, where Glen served as Associate Pastor for four years. In 1990 Glen began as Lead Pastor with Good News Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he served for 10 years. 

In 2000, Glen and Sally, along with their two children, moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where Glen is currently serving as lead Pastor of Crossroads Church. Originally from Michigan, Glen brings with him the hope that the Detroit Lions may some day actually play in the Super Bowl. Sure ... when pigs fly! :o)

Send an email to Pastor Glen at

Bob Castelline

Director of Discipleship and Outreach / Worship Leader

Bob Castelline began full time at Crossroads in February of 2014. His duties include leading worship, encouraging discipleship, developing outreach ministries, and communications. Bob served nearly 14 years in the U.S. Navy, where he deployed on 10 submarine patrols as a nuclear power plant operator. After earning his degree in Communications from the College of Charleston, he spent many years in the fields of journalism, marketing, advertising and worship directing. 

Bob has been married to his wife Elaine for 35 years, has two married sons – Jon (Emily) and Ryan (Laura) – and a granddaughter (Lucy). In 2012 Bob released a Christian rock album entitled, "Never Too Late." Click here to listen.

Send an email to Bob at

Amysue Hopkey

Administrator, Crossroads Kids Preschool & Early Learning Center

When Crossroads decided to offer a Christ-Centered Preschool and Early Learning Center in 2014, Amysue Hopkey brought her 18+plus years of experience to Crossroads and helped design the Crossroads Kids ministry. Since that time, the preschool has thrived, with dozens of children receiving a quality education in a loving, God-centered environment.

When she's not at work, you can find Amysue supporting her children at school activities. 

Send an email to Amysue at

Justin "Red" Pearson

Director of Youth Ministries (Grades 6-12)

Justin joined the Crossroads staff in July of 2016. He is a recent graduate of Iowa State University, where he studied Religious Studies and Political Science. Justin comes from Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny (a church in our denomination) where he has been active in Youth Ministry. He also worked with Renew Community, a church plant in Ames, Iowa. 

As the Director of Youth Ministries, Justin is responsible for all aspects of ministry for youth grades 6th-12th. 

Send an email to Justin at Or contact him by phone or text at (515) 988-5583.

Julie Burgett

Children's Ministry Director

Julie joined the staff at Crossroads in 2016. Julie comes to us with many years of experience teaching children the Gospel of Jesus -- she began as a Sunday School teacher's helper at the tender age of 10! Julie and her husband Ferrall have been married for 35 years and have five children. 

Julie's main duties include Director of Biblical Studies at Crossroads Kids Preschool, Sunday School Director, and Nursery Director.

Feel free to email Julie at

Liz Pruisner

Children's Midweek Director

Liz joined the Crossroads staff in 2016 as Director for Kid City, our Wednesday night midweek program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The children enjoy an evening of learning God's word, playing sports and games, and creating arts and crafts.

Along with Doran, her husband of 35 wonderful and glorious years, Liz has two children, Chris (Michele) and Katie. She also has two grandchildren, Macee and Maverick.

Liz has been a church partner since Crossroads Church organized in 2003. She worked 27 years for the State of Iowa, last serving as a Management Analyst for Iowa Workforce Development.

Feel free to email Liz at

Sally Blumer

Office Manager

Sally joined the Crossroads Church team in 2016. She comes to us with former church managerial skills, thus enhancing the Crossroads ministry. Her main duties include managing the church data program, office functions, and bulletin design. Sally's hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to noon; Friday 8-10a.m.

Send an email to Sally at

Julia Kissel


Julia has been attending Crossroads Church since it organized in 2003. Her main duties revolve around managing the bookkeeping efforts at Crossroads. Julia normally works Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Send an email to Julia at