Staff

Pastor Rick Betts

Pastor Rick Betts

Senior Pastor

Family: Wife – Gail, Sons – Allen, Andrew, Aaron

Saved: I was 13 years old.

Education: Bachelors in Theology

Previous Lines of Work: Farm/Hardware Store

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: How Jesus can change anyone who becomes a follower of Christ.

FAVORITE

Book: The Bible; My Utmost for His Highest

Food: Seafood (Crabs, Clams, Shrimp)

Snack Food: Strawberries

Movies: Good ones and older ones.

TV Show: Hogan’s Heros

CD/Song: Any good songs that my niece Sarah sings.

Time of Day: Sunset

Season: Fall

Place in the World: Home

Place to Pray: My living room

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Golf

Scripture: Proverbs 4:23

Sports Team: Phillies, Orioles

Sport: Basketball

Pastor Marvin Jones

Pastor Marvin Jones

Associate Pastor

Family: Wife – Sharon

Saved: 6-30-82

Education: Master of Divinity

Previous Lines of Work: Bank Common Loan Officer

FAVORITE

Book: The Bible & James Harriet Series

Food: Seafood

Snack Food: Salt snacks and m&m peanuts

Movies: Old Westerns & WWII subtexts in “Midway”

TV Show: Major Crimes

Season: Spring

Place in the World: Home

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: The gym; vegetable and flower gardening

Scripture: Deuteronomy 29:29

Pastor Ron Wyatt

Pastor Ron Wyatt

Visitation Pastor

Family: Wife – Mary Ann; Son – Richard; Daughter – Renee; Daughter – Rhonda; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren

Education: High School Graduate

Previous Lines of Work: Dupont; Manager at Dukes Lumber; Full-Time Ministry since 1988

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Father God’s creation.

FAVORITE

Book: The Bible

Food: Fried chicken

Snack Food: Ice cream

Movies: The Jesus Film; Ben Hur; White Christmas; The Sound of Music

TV Show: 24

CD/Song: Pastor Rick’s “He Is The Door”

Time of Day: Morning

Season: All

Place in the World: Delmarva (Delaware in particular)

Place to Pray: My recliner

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Fishing

Scripture: Philippians 4:13

Sports Team: The Yankees

Sport: Not a sports fan but I like the Olympics!

Best Thing Someone Said to You: I see Jesus in you.

Life Motto: “Live for Jesus”

My Hero: Jesus

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: During cancer recovery – at night at my lowest point, I wanted to die and go be with Jesus, the song Precious Lord, Take my Hand came to mind. I felt like God slipped His hand in mine and I began to recover – Praise the LORD!

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: Some people have me on a pedestal but I fall way short of God. Thank God for His mercy, Amen.

Pastor Andrew Betts

Pastor Andrew Betts

Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Joined Crossroad Staff: 2007

Family: Pastor Rick Betts (Father), Gail Betts (Mother), Allen & Aaron (Brothers)

Saved: As a child

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Nature, geography, and military history

Three People I’d Like to Meet: The last three presidents of the United States

My Hero: My parents and grandparents

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I never missed a day of school from first grade through twelfth grade.

FAVORITE

Book: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and 1776

Food: Seafood, mac n’ cheese

Snack Food: Chips and any kind of fruit

Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gettysburg, Apollo 13

TV Show: Bizarre Foods, anything sports

CD: Switchfoot – A Beautiful Letdown, NeedtoBreathe – The Heat

Time of Day: Night

Season: Summer

Place in the World: Home and Acadia, Maine

Place to Pray: Anywhere God is (which is EVERYWHERE)

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, church sports events

Scripture: Romans 8:28

Sports Team: Ravens, Orioles, Maryland

Sport: Soccer

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Pickles

Time of Day: Morning

Season: Winter

Sports Team: Yankees, Steelers, and Duke

Kari Souder

Kari Souder

Administrator

Joined Crossroad Staff: July 2011

Family: My husband Jonathan and I were married in 2001; my son Ethan was born in 2004, and my daughter Julianna was born in 2005. We also have Bailey, our dog.

Saved: I grew up in a church that did not preach salvation. In my teenage years a friend invited me to their church where I gave my heart to the Lord at youth group at the age of 15.

Education: I graduated from Sussex Technical High School and obtained my Registered Nurse diploma from Beebe School of Nursing.

Previous Lines of Work: Most of my nursing career I worked as an Oncology Registered Nurse in Research at Tunnell Cancer Center with Beebe Healthcare.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Raising kids!!

Best Thing Someone Said to You: That they see Jesus in me.

Life Motto: Only one life, will soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last (this is not originally mine but it has stuck with me).

My Hero: My grandmother

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: I feel like God has moved in my life in so many ways but the time that comes to mind is when I was leaving nursing and felt called to be at Crossroad. God moved “mountains” and was very clear that this was what He had planned for me and my family.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I was a cheerleader most of my childhood and through high school.

FAVORITE

Book: Breaking Free by Beth Moore

Food: Does coffee count? anything Mexican or sushi

Snack Food: Nachos, chocolate

Movies: The “Love Comes Softly” Series

TV Show: Downton Abbey

CD: Anything by Mandisa

Time of Day: About 11 am – I am so NOT a morning person. Hence my love for coffee.

Season: Spring

Place in the World: Cape Henlopen State Park, The Great Dune

Place to Pray: Alone on the floor

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Singing, making jewelry, shopping, and hanging out with my kids

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17

Sports Team: I don’t follow sports.

Sport: Whatever my kids are playing.

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Beets – they taste like dirt

Time of Day: Morning.

Season: Winter

Amber Fitzgerald

Amber Fitzgerald

Accounting

Area of Ministry: Accounting

Joined Crossroad Staff: March 2013

Family: Austin, my son, and a crazy dog named Sunshine.

Saved: I don’t know when – most of my life…but I didn’t really start living like I was saved until I was an adult.

Education: Associates in Accounting from Delaware Technical and Community College. Bachelors in Accounting minor in Finance from Wilmington University.

Previous Lines of Work: Land Surveying, USMC (corrections).

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Kids aren’t learning cursive in school anymore so how will they sign their name? Also sunsets…WOW.

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Just the way He never lets me down. When He answers my little “no big deal” prayers without hesitation…even our little things are important to Him.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I don’t like ketchup but I don’t like cheeseburgers without ketchup.

FAVORITE

Food: Tacos – the ones I make

Snack Food: Entenmanns chocolate eclairs

Time of Day: Afternoon

Season: Summer

Place in the World: There are many great places – the Florida Keys, southern California, San Antonio, Texas…and I want to keep exploring.

Place to Pray: My room

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Biking, playing and watching sports, learning about different things, eating.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7

Sports Team: Phillies

Sport: Soccer, the Olympics

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Liver, tuna fish, meatloaf

Snack Food: Sour candy

Time of Day: When I have to get up in the morning

Season: Winter

Place in the World: Wherever there are tons of mosquitos

Pat White

Pat White

Pastors’ Assistant

Area of Ministry: Pastors’ Assistant; Cleaning Team Ministry

Joined Crossroad Staff: September 27th, 2011

Family: My husband James (33 years), and two twenty-year-old sons, Elisha and Ethan.

Saved: September 1980 at a church in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Education: I attended nursing school for practical nursing and Hospital Corps School in the Navy.

Previous Lines of Work: Hospital and Office Nursing; United States Navy Corpsman; State of Delaware; on staff at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk, VA.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: How showing the love of Jesus is free!

Best Thing Someone Said to You: That I’ve been a blessing to them.

Life Motto: Treat others how you would like to be treated. What would Jesus say OR do? Serve with the heart of Jesus.

My Hero: My husband, James White.

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: He met me in a very personal way through His word and study when I was going through a difficult period and needed direction. He was right on time when I was obedient to Him.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I am left handed.

FAVORITE

Book: The Bible and a good devotional

Food: The spicier the better – no one favorite food.

Snack Food: Kettle corn or Fischers popcorn and deluxe mixed nuts.

Movies: Iron Man, Transformers, Clear and Present Danger

TV Show: Original Law & Order, I Love Lucy, The Rifleman

CD: I like gospel and praise & worship

Time of Day: The quiet of early morning or the beauty displayed at sunset

Season: Spring/Early Summer/Christmas

Place in the World: Hawaii and anywhere my family is

Place to Pray: Alone, anywhere

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Our family annual Mother-Daughter outings; planning and organizing events; just helping and serving people.

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11; Psalms

Sport: Football, basketball, golf, NASCAR, and bull riding

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Okra

Time of Day: Night

Season: Mid-Summer when it is hot and humid

Place in the World: California

Gail Betts

Gail Betts

Pastorial Staff Assistant

Area of Ministry: Pastoral Staff Assistant

Joined Crossroad Staff: 2010

Family: My husband, Rick and 3 adult sons: Allen, Andrew, and Aaron.

Saved: I came to Jesus as a young girl. My earliest memories are about church and bible stories.

Education: I obtained an Associates Degree in Accountingand realized that is NOT my life’s work. I’m currently participating in a Christian Counselor Training Program.

Previous Lines of Work: I grew up and worked on the family farm, retired as a rural carrier from the U.S. Post Office.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: God’s creation. How God changes hearts and lives.

FAVORITE

Book: Psalms. I love doing Bible Studies – currently it’s Beth Moore’s Children of the Day on I & II Thessalonians.

Food: Seafood

Snack Food: Ice cream

Movies: It’s A Wonderful Life

TV Show: Swamp People and the Next Food Network Star

Time of Day: Evening

Season: Spring and Fall

My Hero: My husband Rick.

Place in the World: Anywhere looking at the ocean, bay, or a pond.

Place to Pray: My bedroom or porch; in the car; on the steps in the front of the church.

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Reading/crafts (I enjoy doing something creative!). Going to the beach.

Scripture: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Sports Team: The Phillies

Sport: Baseball

LEAST FAVORITE

Snack Food: DORITOS

Season: Winter (but I do like snow!)

Kaye Bennett

Kaye Bennett

Compassionate Care

Area of Ministry: Compassionate Care

Joined Crossroad Staff: 2010

Family: Fred (Husband); 4 children and 12 grandchildren

Saved: 1975

Education: Associates Degree In Nursing

Previous Lines of Work: School Nurse and many other areas of nursing (I wanted to be a nurse since 5 years of age)

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Sunsets

Life Motto: What would Jesus do?

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Billy Graham, Beth Moore, and Mother Theresa

My Hero: My Mom

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: The day He spoke to me

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I used to drive a motorcycle

FAVORITE

Book: The Bible

Food: Taters

Snack Food: Depends…most likely M&M’s

Movie: God’s Not Dead

TV Show: The Waltons

CD: Anything praise and worship

Time of Day: Bedtime

Season: SUMMER!

Place in the World: Home

Restaurant: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Place to Pray: My flower garden

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Photography

Scripture: Numbers 6:24-26

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: A lot

Snack Food: A lot

Time of Day: Early morning

Season: Winter

Place in the World: Anywhere where it’s cold