Crossroad Child & Family Services

Chief Operating Officer: Crossroad Child & Family Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 2, 2021

Crossroad Child & Family Services seeks a Chief Operating Officer. Chief Operating Officer:  Talented and experienced administrator wanted to oversee treatment services in the multi-faceted youth-serving agency.   Requirements: Required experience and skills include contract and project management, strategic planning, statistical aptitude, program development, problem-solving, human relations, and customer service.  Excellent written/oral communication skills and computer…

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Racial Equity, COVID-19 Ramifications to Focus Workshop Topics for CHHSM’s Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is planning a variety of meaningful workshops during its virtual Annual Gathering — Together in Hope — which takes place online March 2-4, 2021. The workshops, offered by several CHHSM members and partners, are designed to include presentations as well as real-time discussion on topics affecting…

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Virtual Nollau To You Seminar Creates Renewed Approach to Ministry

By Barb Powell | November 12, 2020

Developing personal purpose statements, examining similarities and differences between personal and organizational core values, taking time to focus on one’s ministry: these were just some of the many benefits cited by attendees of a recent Nollau To You serving leader seminar. The one-day virtual CHHSM event, held Oct. 28, was sponsored by the UCC’s Heartland…

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Crossroad Child & Family Services Announces New President and CEO

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 10, 2020

Corinna England, chair of the Crossroad Child & Family Services Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mullins as president and CEO of Crossroad Child & Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. He begins his new role Jan. 6, 2021, succeeding current Crossroad president and CEO Randall J. Rider, who retires in January.…

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Rider to Retire from Crossroad in 2021

By Barb Powell | July 29, 2020

Crossroad Child & Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has announced that Randall J. Rider, president and CEO since 2006, will retire in January 2021. Rider joined Crossroad in 1980 as a therapist and team leader. His ability to lead was quickly noted: Rider was promoted to director of professional services in 1994 and…

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CHHSM Member Organizations Find Creative Ways to Serve During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Barb Powell | April 13, 2020

From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients. “The world changes overnight,” says Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill. “Plans…

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Crossroad Finds Solution to Employee Health Care Coverage through UCC Pension Boards

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

Continually increasing health care costs have meant increasing health insurance premiums for many CHHSM members. Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., found a solution for its employees through the Pensions Boards — United Church of Christ. Several years ago, Crossroad had been faced with the difficult decision of removing spousal coverage and…

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Crossroad Child & Family Services Renovates to Serve Needs of Midwest Communities, Now and into the Future

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2019

The signs of change are everywhere at UCC-related Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind. Empty spaces indicating recent building razings, temporary fencing, and more than just a little dirt are the indicators of a transformation that is well underway. On Oct. 29, Crossroad will officially launch its campus’ new vision with a…

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At UCC’s Crossroad Academy, students’ interests foster learning

By Barb Powell | October 12, 2017

Every Monday at Crossroad Academy, the accredited K-12 school on the campus of the United Church of Christ’s Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., the last hour of the day is devoted to Co-Curricular groups. The school received its accreditation in 2016. The teachers wanted to offer extra-curricular activities to enhance Crossroad’s…

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Health and Human Service Sunday Connects CHHSM, Church

By CHHSM Staff | January 16, 2017
Kyle Zanker

It wasn’t long after Kyle Zanker spoke at a local United Church of Christ congregation that a call from a concerned church member came in. “He said, ’I understand your beds are full and waiting lists are full, what can our church do to help?’ Those things happen all the time,” says Zanker, chief development…

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