A graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Tyler (the son of Terry and Mary Parson, is from Storm Lake, and his wife Melinda, the daughter of Rochelle and the late Randy Thies, is from Galva. They are the parents of Silas, and another child is due this summer.
CrossRidge is delighted that Tyler & Melinda share our excitement about church planting and the vision the Lord has given us at CrossRidge. During their youth, both Tyler & Mel attended Summit EFC of Alta, CrossRidge's sponsoring church. Tyler's ministry gifts include teaching and preaching, administration, music, and youth. He is passionate about studying and sharing the Word of God, reaching out to others with the love of Jesus, and helping believers grow to spiritual maturity.
Tyler is currently on a mission trip to India. Tyler & Mel plan to move to the Holstein area and begin their ministry at CrossRidge in mid-summer.
CrossRidge's goal was to call a fulltime pastor by the end of 2011 but the Lord opened doors more quickly than expected. Sunday attendance has been consistently growing since weekly services began in January, 2011 now averaging over 100/week in April & May. To call a pastor now is indeed a step of faith, but we believe that God will meet our needs as we all seek to honor Him and do His will.
CrossRidge Contemporary Worship Celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Lohff Schumann Community Center gymnasium in Holstein. Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship are offered at 9:30 a.m., including summer months. All are welcome!