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Adult Students

WHO
WE ARE

STAFF.

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Mike Kerrick

Mike Kerrick began serving CISM in 2024 as Director of Ministry.  He brings over 30 years experience in ministry (the last 16 in campus ministry).  He loves to care for and encourage international students. 

Over the years Mike has served to provide pastoral care, spiritual growth and quality formational materials for both American and international students. He has spoken at churches, university campuses, conference and many places around the globe. He earned a BA from Milligan University and an MDiv from Emmanuel Christian Seminary.

Mike and Sarah have three children and live in Murray, KY. 

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Beverly Williams

Beverly Williams joined Crossroads International in 2018 and serves as Financial Secretary and Administrative Assistant. Along with office management responsibilities, Bev manages the financial aspects of the ministry and assists in the coordination of ministry events.

She and her husband, Dr. Frank Williams, live in Kearney and have three children, Frankie, Taylor and Sokie.

LEADERSHIP.

Jerry Arnold

Jerry & his wife, RoJean live on a farm in Litchfield, Nebraska. They help lead the Litchfield Christian Church.  His 40+ years relating to and encouraging college students through the CSF board and short-term mission trips for 15+ years is amazing.  He also serves as the treasurer for CISM.

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Hari & Christy Dallakoti

Hari and Christy Dallakoti live in Littleton, CO and have 3 adult children.  Hari was born in Nepal and came to the US as an international student where he became a Christian. He received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He currently owns multiple The UPS Stores in the Denver metro area. He has served on the Crossroads board since the ministry began in 2010.  Christy is a Respiratory Therapist.  She served with Crossroads first as a board member, then worked with international students in Denver as a staff member and has now returned as a board member.  They both love hosting international students and building relationships with them.

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Dave Empson

David and his wife Sherree live in Clayton, Indiana where he heads up the International Conference on Missions.  David became the first full time student director for the National Missionary Convention, operating from central Indiana while the home office of the NMC was in Copeland, KS. In 2004, David was named the successor upon the retirement of Walter Birney. David attended Kentucky Christian College (1977-1981) served as a youth minister Illinois, Kentucky  and Indiana from 1981 thru 2001. He  received a Master of Arts from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Practical Ministries in 1991.  During his youth ministry years, David led many student mission trips.  This experience led him to be recommended to lead to the student program, creating the Windows of the World Teen Convention for the National Missionary Convention (NMC) in 1998. David and Sherree have two daughters, Emily and Jenny.  

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Bob Milliken

Bob retired after 33 years as a Professor at Nebraska Christian College and The University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  In “retirement” he keeps his schedule full with Bible studies and evangelism, including international students from Pakistan, China, and India, and others the Lord leads across his path.  He also is in his 19th year as pastor of the Sidney, Iowa Church of Christ, about 20 hours a week.  For the past nine years Bob has followed Christ by spending 40 Days in the Wilderness.  He leads friends and international students to the wilderness for prayer, Bible study, and mountain climbing, seeking God’s direction for ministry.  

“Finish the course!” has become his motto (Acts 20:22-24).

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Bob Gailey

Bob and his wife of 32 years, Celeste, serve as campus ministers at the University of Florida Christian Campus House. They are passionate about missions, particularly reaching international students with their weekly Conversation Corner.  Bob is on the continuation committee of the global INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MISSIONS (National Missionary Convention). In the past, he was a youth minister at Boones Creek Christian Church, East TN for 3 years, then at Oakwood Forest Christian Church, Kingsport, TN for over 10+ years before coming to FL in 1999.

Bob and Celeste have a Haitian son, Ariste Pierre for the last 33 years. They started sponsoring him when he was 6 years old, and he is not in his 30s and a leader in the Christian Church with a lovely family.  They are  now in their 2nd generation supporting their Haitian grand children at Christianville.  Bob has been on and/or led 100 + short term mission trips all over the globe in the last 32 years.

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Jerry Hopkins

Jerry and his wife, Melody live in Florida.  Prior to moving to FL Jerry served as Executive Pastor with First Christian Church in Champaign, IL where he and Melody helped establish a ministry to international students attending the University of Illinois in Champaign.  He currently works remotely as Finance Director for First Christian Church in Champaign, IL and for Calvary Christian Church in Bellevue, NE.  Their two married children and 11 grandkids, including 4 adopted internationally, serve churches in Ormond Beach, FL and Bradenton, FL.

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Tom S

Tom and his wife Toni, reside in Northern Kentucky and directs an international church planting missionary organization which currently has works in Asia, Latin America and Africa.  Upon completing their degrees from Johnson University, Tom and his wife have been working internationally since 1985.  Tom also did studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1989-90 with an emphasis in leadership development.  Tom's passion is to equip national church leaders of other countries to help reach unreached peoples with the Gospel.  In 2018, Tom and his wife helped co-found an outreach to international students of a local university near their residence.

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Tom Love

Tom retired in 2018. He and Kathy live in the Sierra foothills of Northern California near their four children and eight grandchildren. Tom has a special passion for challenging believers in the local church in America to open their homes for hospitality to international students.

This passion comes out of many years serving on the mission field abroad: four years in Taiwan and eight years in northern Thailand.
A desire to enter “restricted-access” countries where missionaries are not allowed, prompted Tom to add to his degrees from Dallas Christian College and Ozark Christian college, a degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri. 
Tom and his family then lived and worked to discreetly share the Gospel and bolster the local
church in a number of Communist countries and various Muslim countries throughout the
Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

In 2011, after more than thirty years on the mission
field, Tom went to work as an agriculture advisor for The United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and spent four and a half years in Afghanistan and two years in
Bangladesh. He has been in over eighty different countries and speaks, Mandarin, Thai and
Lao.

FOUNDER.

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Greg Swinney

Greg served Crossroads International as the Ministry Facilitator since its inception in 2010.  He is the common link between everyone on the Board of Directors.  Over the years Greg has worked to provide quality materials for Bible study and personal spiritual growth for both American and international students. He has spoken at churches and on university campuses in over 30 states and 5 foreign countries.

After 40 years of ministry experience, he has retired from paid ministry, but will continue to share life with many international students and communities. 

Greg and Laurie live in Kearney where they raised their daughter Beth and son Nathan. 

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