Leadership Team

Pastor Gary Espeseth
Lead Pastor

Pastor Gary founded the church in 1997.  His messages are Biblically based and focus on the love of God and truth of His Word.  Pastor Gary & Carrie have 4 children; two grown sons and two teen daughters.  Favorite pastimes are playing mandolin and being in the great outdoors.  Pastor Gary & Carrie formerly ministered in the Palisade Assembly of God Church and are graduates of North Central University in Minneapolis.


Pastor Austin Krieger
Youth Pastor

Pastor Austin joined the Crosslake Christian team in 2016.  He enjoys being outside and playing board games.  Austin attended Heartland Master's Commission in Cold Spring, MN for two years and graduated from North Central University with a Bachelor's in Children and Family Ministry.