Our Staff

Rev. Michael Downs, Lead Pastor
Pastor Michael and his wonderful wife, Jenn and their three children moved here in 2015. We are very blessed to have found the Pastor that God has called here to Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene. We are enjoying the vision and direction that God has given Pastor Michael for our church as we move into the future.
Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for over 25 years. His passion is to preach the Word of the Lord and create systems that help the entire church get involved in living out the Discipleship Process. 
Michael loves hiking, canoeing, ping pong, spending time with family and friends and as well as KU basketball, KC Royals and KC Chiefs.  Yes, he is originally from the MidWest. He is enjoying exploring the Delmarva Peninsula as well as the mountains and waterfalls across the state. His family has really enjoyed adding 2 new local foods to their pallets: Maryland Crab Cakes and Smith Island Cake.
Pastor Michael enjoys getting to know people’s stories and seeing lives transformed.  His desire is to help people find their place in God’s bigger story.
His favorite passages are: John 10:10, Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 8:1-2, Romans 12, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
You can contact Pastor Michael at pastormichaeldowns@gmail.com
Rev. Jared Willemin, Pastor to Children & Families
Pastor Jared and his wife, Denise, moved to Salisbury in 2010. He came on staff at the church in 2012.  They are now a family of 4 with Bryson and Hadley. Jared first felt a call to ministry when he was in junior high. He attended Eastern Nazarene College and Nazarene Theological Seminary in preparation for ministry.  Jared served as the youth pastor at the Kansas City Urban Youth Center before moving to Salisbury.  During his time at Cross Pointe he has completed a Doctor of Ministry at Northern Seminary, focusing on New Testament context.  
He loves sports and kids so starting the Upward Sports and Mega Sports Camp programs at Cross Pointe were a perfect fit for him. 
He is passionate about the Church connecting with the community in local schools and neighborhoods.
His other priorities for ministry are connecting kids with small group leaders who know and love Jesus and helping parents intentionally raise their children to be life-long disciples of Jesus.
You can contact Pastor Jared at pastorjared@crosspointenaz.org

Pastor Stephen Hause

Stephen Hause, Pastor of R.E.A.C.H. Ministries
Pastor Stephen was born in a pastor’s home. Seeing the gospel lived out before him everyday caused Stephen to ask more and more questions until at the age of five he accepted Christ into his heart. Stephen felt the call to ministry in middle school, but was not sure where the Lord wanted him to serve. It wasn’t until he fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Debbie, and got married that he was introduced to the Deaf culture. The Deaf culture was a perfect fit for Stephen as he was immediately “at home”. Both Debbie and Stephen started their life in ministry preparation and Stephen has reached a major milestone this past May when he graduated from Nazarene Bible College. Stephen has served in the Deaf community for over a decade and has loved every minute of it! In January 2011, Stephen, Debbie and their sons, Christian and Andrew, moved from Kansas to Salisbury where he is Pastor to the Deaf at Cross Pointe. The Lord is working in wonderful ways and Stephen is seeing miracles daily as he serves a wonderful community in a church that truly has a heart for God’s people.
You can contact Pastor Stephen at pastorstephenhause@gmail.com
Gabe Wickstrum, Pastor of Worship & Media
God called Gabe, Jen, and their 3 kids to Salisbury in April of 2017. Gabe graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing courses for ordination.   He has served as a worship leader for 15 years and loves helping people connect to God through music.
Gabe enjoys hiking, sunsets on the Nanticoke river, fires at Assateague beach, and grilling for family and friends.     
You can contact Pastor Gabe at pastorgabe@crosspointenaz.org
Justin Bronder, Pastor of Student Ministries
Justin joined the Cross Pointe family in July of 2017. He and his wife Miriah met at MidAmerica Nazarene University where Justin graduated with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. He has a passion for working with young people and seeing them grow in their relationships with Jesus.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys doing anything and everything with his family and friends, including exploring the great outdoors, photography, woodworking, drinking coffee, watching sports, exploring new cultures, or simply spending time with people. 
You can contact Justin at cpnstudents@gmail.com