Sunday Service is now at 9:30am at Our New Location 214 South Court St.

We are committed to the principles of humility, plurality, and teamwork in our leadership. CrossPoint Church is led by a team of elders. Together with our wives, this team consists of:


David & Beth Hamstra

David Hamstra grew up in Highland, IN and attended Living Word Church from childhood. He met his wife Beth in Texas while working with Teen Mania Ministries. David and Beth have a heart for the world and have been on a number of mission trips, both individually and together. David studied at the Bible College of Wales (now called Trinity School of Theology) and led Echo, Lifelink Chicago’s young adult group, from 2005-2010. In September of 2009, David became a pastor at CrossPoint and was set in as Lead Elder and Senior Pastor in October 2011. David and Beth have three children, Calvin, Sophia, and Amira.



Cross Point EldersOur Elders from left to right:
Tim & Tina Pals
Ron & Julie Olthoff
John & Karen Leitzel
Ted & Mary Ellen Rohn



John & Karen Leitzel

John Leitzel is the founding pastor of CrossPoint Church which was planted in 2006. Prior to joining the pastoral staff at Living Word Church in 2001, he completed a Ph.D. in synthetic bio-organic chemistry at the University of Chicago in 1996 and was a tenured chemistry professor at Chicago State University. In January 2012 the Leitzel family was commissioned to move to Zambia, Africa where they are strengthening Hope College and helping to deepen relationships among church leaders. Prior to this missionary deployment, John & Karen lived in Crown Point with their daughters Elizabeth and Sarah where Karen was a family practice physician. Karen continues to practice medicine in the very needed areas of Zambia. Visit their blog.



Our Deacons are:

  • Eric & Megan Beard
  • Jeff & Renee Kozlica
  • Paul & Betty Medema
  • Jim & Suzie Neill