Elders

We are convinced from Scripture that Christ's church is to be led by a plurality of godly, qualified men whom the Bible calls elders. Elders are undershepherds answerable to the Chief Shepherd for the spiritual welfare of a local church body. And so Crossway Fellowship is led by an Elder Team, a group of men committed to love and serve and teach and care for the people of Crossway Fellowship.

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Larry Byrne oversees pastoral care and counseling and has served as a pastor-elder since 1994. He holds a Masters in Spiritual Nurture from Western Seminary and is currently pursuing certificates in biblical counseling from Christian Counseling & Education Foundation. Larry is passionate to walk alongside God's people through the sorrows and joys of life in the pursuit of authentic discipleship. He lives in South Everett and can often be found gardening, walking the beach, attending a musical, or rooting for the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks. 

 

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Sean Harrelson and his family live in the Bothell-Mill Creek area. After two years as a Pastor of Student Ministries, Sean has served as a teaching and preaching pastor since 2002. He completed seminary studies at The Master's Seminary and is passionate for thorough Bible exposition, leadership training, and shepherding. Sean shares oversight of Crossway's preaching ministry and children's ministries. In the past he has served as an instructor and Bible Department Chair at the Imago Dei Institute. He also enjoys reading, gaming, and is an avid football fan.

 

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Scott Golike has been serving in various pastoral ministries since 1980 including Crossway where he currently serves as a teaching and preaching pastor-elder. He enjoys basketball and film and is an avid student of theology, history, and geology, having particular interests in New Testament Greek and historical-Jesus studies. Scott holds a Master of Theology from Talbot Seminary, a Th.M. in New Testament from Regent College and has served as an instructor at both Cascade Bible College and the Imago Dei Institute. He is passionate for expositional preaching, theological training, and for God's church to live on mission. The Golike family lives in Shoreline.

 

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Rob Hampton serves as worship leader. He has a passion for music that displays the glory of God through creativity and rich theology. Rob believes strongly in discipleship through living life together in the peaks and the valleys and can regularly be found doing this around the BBQ or firepit regardless of the season. He loves talking all things theology, music, craft beer and hockey.

 

 

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Rich Malwitz
 is passionate for shepherding the body, development godly men, and leading God's people in faithful stewardship. With his wife Elaine at his side for over 30 years, they humbly pursue becoming One, while mentoring young married couples through community relationships. He has served as pastor-elder since 1998 and currently oversees Crossway's facilities and finances. Rich and Elaine have a daughter, Megan, and son-in-law, Jacob, as of May 9, 2015. Rich is head of R&D at a local aesthetics medical device manufacturer. Rich enjoys home projects with Elaine, trips to Maui, fastpasses at Disneyland, bbq's with friends, and a medium-rare steak with his wine.

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Carl Poteete
lives in Woodinville with his family and has served as a pastor-elder since 2000. He has a heart for sharing Christ, Bible teaching, youth, and developing community in small groups. He currently shares oversight of student ministries and the stewardship of Crossway's resources. Carl loves to host, wine-taste, and play games.

 

Chris Rosenau is afraid of cameras but one of these days we'll corner him and get a proper picture. He and his family live in Edmonds. Chris works in recruiting for Microsoft and loves to play and write music and share about his days as a circus performer. Passionate for God-exalting worship, he has served as an elder since 1999 and provided oversight to worship and music ministries.