about Crosspoint

who we are

Our purpose is in our name, to point people to the cross of Jesus Christ because nowhere is the grace of God to us more clearly displayed than at the cross.


It is grace that Jesus, the Son of God, took on flesh, and grace that He taught us how to live — but it is especially grace that He died on the cross in our place.

Matthew 28:16–20

a church on a mission


our mission

At CrossPoint we believe that every person's story matters to God. We are on a mission to communicate that truth and to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus .

That journey of growth, for each one of us, begins at the cross and revisits the cross each day as we walk by faith in the Lord Jesus. That is why we point to the cross. A life we couldn't imagine is possible because of Jesus' death on the cross. He has given us a new life, an abundant life, an eternal life! 

our strategy

Our strategy is grace immersion. We want to immerse people in God’s grace because a lot of people are either cynical about Christianity and the church or they are confused about what His message is. We immerse our area in the grace of Christ through practical acts of service that show God’s love and through sharing God’s love found in the good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. 

our values

Everything we do at CrossPoint is organized under four values: Gather, Grow, Give, and Go. In the Gathering, we grow in relationship with  Jesus as God speaks to us individually while we meet corporately to worship Him. In Growth Groups, we grow stronger faith through relationships. We give by serving others. When we serve others, we experience God working through us and we help others grow in their relationship with Jesus. We go to share the gospel; sharing the gospel is how others are invited into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

full time staff

  • Matt Troyer

    Senior Pastor

    My passion is to see people discover how the incredible gift of Jesus Christ transforms our lives now and forever.  It's been a joy to be a pastor at CrossPoint since October 2013 and I am excited to lead our church family in following Jesus with strength and courage. 


    I have a B.A. in Youth Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to CrossPoint, I served as a youth pastor for seven years in Terre Haute, IN.


    I am married to Stephanie and we have three kids, Carsten, Emery, and Allie. I love sports, fishing, summers, and the sound of my kids laughing.  


    You can contact Matt at matt@cphutch.church or 320.484.2133

  • Adam Krumrie

    Worship & Care Pastor

    I am responsible for overseeing our Church Gatherings, leading worship, and helping to see each person is cared for in our church family. I graduated from the University of Northwestern in 2001 with a B.A. in Music Composition and Bible. A few months after graduation, I was given the privilege to serve this community of believers where my wife Ginny and I have watched our three kids Josiah, Conner, and Elizabeth, grow into young adults.


    I live to see everyone in our area know and love Jesus and each other through genuine community. I do enjoy coffee, board games, superhero movies, and my fabulous wife, although not in that order! 


    You can contact Adam at adam@cphutch.church or 320.484.2134

  • Rebekah Kortan

    Kids Ministry Director

    I’m from Ham Lake, MN, just north of the Twin Cities, where I’ve spent most of my life, and I joined the CrossPoint staff in February 2024. When I'm not immersed in kids ministry, I enjoy spending my time reading, watching a good show, going out with friends, and swing dancing.


    I graduated from Northwestern University in 2019 with a B.S. in Marketing and a Minor in Biblical Studies. Since then, God has led me on a crazy journey from Marketing into Ministry. I desire to speak God’s truth and grace into the next generation's lives.


    You can contact Rebekah at rebekah@cphutch.church or 320.484.2136

  • Logan Brunsting

    Student PASTOR

    I joined the CrossPoint staff in June 2023. I am married to my lovely wife Tori. We got married in November 2023. We are coming from Appleton, WI where we both love to meet new people, play some sports, and maybe try to win a board game or two. I grew up in small-town Iowa where I grew a huge passion for sports. You will find me playing some type of sport or watching my favorite teams; Iowa Hawkeyes, Notre Dame Irish, Atlanta Braves, & Kansas City Chiefs.


    I graduated with a B.A. in Youth, Family, and Christian Studies from Crown College and an M.A. in Christian Studies. 


    God has been the foundation of our lives for many years. It is incredible to be able to see God’s handiwork in so many people’s lives. We are excited to be able to share the saving love that God has for every person in this world. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (ESV).

     

    You can contact Logan at logan@cphutch.church or 320.484.2139

  • Loretta Christensen

    Office manager & communicationS

    I grew up in the mountains in Oregon and spent seven years at the Grand Canyon, where Jesus drew me to Himself. I went from death to life and couldn't wait to tell everyone about him. A few years later, I received my B.A. in Christian Ministries/nonprofit management and Biblical Studies at Trinity International University.  


    I moved to Hutchinson to marry Greg in 2012, the best nurse and husband a girl can have. I was excited to be a part of this church community as I sensed God at work illuminating the gospel to those who knew him religiously but not personally. I love my job communicating to the CrossPoint Church family and supporting the ministry programs. It is my hope and prayer that we continue to proclaim the gospel faithfully and clearly, out of overflowing hearts, gratified by His mercy and grace.


    You can contact Loretta at loretta@cphutch.church or 320.484.2131

about crosspoint

WE BELIEVE

STATEMENT OF FAITH

about people

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1-24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8) We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26; 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 28:6 Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:14) We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 3:3, 5; 1:12,13; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:8,9)  

about god

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5, 6; 2 Corinthians 13:14) We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)


ABOUT THE BIBLE


We believe that the Bible is the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21) 

about the church

We believe that those who partake of the Lord’s Supper should be born-again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29) We believe that as Christians we are to meet together regularly for worship, ordinances, and the encouragement of each other. (Hebrews 10:24, 25; Acts 2:42, 46, 47a)


ABOUT CHRIST'S RETURN


We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Act 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17) We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15) 

CrossPoint  is part of  Converge North Central

Converge is a movement of churches working to help people meet, know, and follow Jesus. 

A church on a mission for over 135 years

history of CrossPoint

CrossPoint Church's story begins with a religious unbeliever experiencing a new birth in Christ. Hans Gravenslund attended the State Church of Denmark and considered himself a Christian. However, when he heard an evangelist preach the gospel, he realized he had yet to be born again as a follower of Jesus. Hans and a small group of people withdrew from the State Church and began conducting services on their own. They called themselves "Followers of Christ".


Hans and his family moved to the United States to settle in Mankato. On their way there, they stopped at a farm in the Hutchinson area to hang their clothes to dry. As they took in the beauty of the area, they decided that Hutchinson would be a good place to live and decided to stay. In 1880 Hans gathered a small group of believers for worship, prayer, and bible study. This gathering of believers grew, and they needed a building to accommodate their size better. They built their first church but soon outgrew it. They then moved into a larger building and, upon doing so, adopted the name Franklin St. Baptist Church.

In 1980, the congregation outgrew their meeting space again and sought land to build a new church. They found ground in southwest Hutchinson, our current location. During this transition, the church renamed itself Shalom Baptist Church to communicate its desire to be a welcoming place of peace for people to meet and know God.


Shalom Baptist had a vision in 2012 for expanding its facilities to fulfill the mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus. A building campaign was launched to double the size of the existing church building, and the project was completed in 2015. During this time, the church changed its name to CrossPoint Church to better communicate its mission and connect with people in the community.


Today, our mission remains to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We come from a rich legacy of believers who were passionate about knowing God and sharing the good news of Jesus with others, and we continue to carry on that mission today over 135 years later.