David grew up in western South Dakota and came to know Jesus through the ministry of Bethel Assembly of God in Rapid City. He graduated from Trinity Bible College and received pastoral credentials with the Assemblies of God in 2001. Het also met Jennifer at Trinity and they have been married for almost 21 years. David and Jen have three amazing kids and also love to open their home to foster children. They have served in ministry to children, teens, and adults for 20+ years and are excited to be back home in South Dakota to serve the great people of Crosswalk Community Church.
David enjoys connecting with and encouraging people and helping them to realize how God has gifted them to make a difference in the local church. In his free time you can find him grabbing coffee with Jen, hiking or doing something outdoors with his kids, going for a run, or cheering for the Denver Broncos and New York Yankees.
Pastor Jake and Rachael were married in the summer of 2005. They attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND. The Koenes family also includes 4 children: Tyler, Jason, Kyle, and Avery. Pastor Jake served as a volunteer at First Assembly of God in Aberdeen, SD, before taking his first position as a full-time Youth Pastor at Brandon Valley Assembly of God in 2011. In August of 2016, Pastor Jake and Rachael joined the Crosswalk family. They have a passion to see students encounter Christ and mature as followers of Jesus.
Children's Ministry Director
Laura has a huge passion in reaching kids with the Gospel. Her heart fills up with Joy when she gets to see children’s eyes light up as they begin to see how much God loves and cares for them. When they have understanding of all Jesus has done for them and ask Him to be their Savior; well, I can’t even describe how wonderful it is to witness the power of the Lord working in that way.
Laura and her husband/best friend Shawn are from California and they have been married since 1999. We are blessed with 2 children, Tyrell and Katana. Laura has been in Children’s Ministry for 15 years. Her family joined Crosswalk in the fall of 2016 and Laura joined staff in November 2017.
Ben returned to the Crosswalk staff in 2015 to oversee our business and financial responsibilities. He also offers support through the maintenance of our facility. Ben lives outside of Sioux Falls with his wife, Carol, and their two daughters.