We are excited and blessed to announce that New Heights Community Church has merged with CROSSROADS CHURCH and Pastor Dan Schauer is serving as our campus pastor at the CROSSROADS Inver Grove Heights campus! Pastor Dan is the founding pastor of NHCC and planted the church with his wife Marsha, son Nathan, and a core group of volunteers over 14 years ago. NHCC began renting space at the CROSSROADS Inver Grove Heights campus in August of 2018. The two churches began doing ministry together from the get go and in January 2020 combined the two worship services into one. After prayer and discernment by the congregations and leaders of both churches, a vote took place to merge the NHCC church into CROSSROADS CHURCH which officially went into effect in January of 2021.
Pastor Dan was born in South St. Paul, grew up in Hastings, attended Inver Hills Community College, then completed his undergraduate degree at the U of M. He received his master’s degree in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in CA. He served in Pasadena, CA for 4 years where he met his wife, Marsha. Marsha was born in Korea and moved to CA when she was 11 years old. She works for United Health Group as a Care Advocate. They have a son, Nathan, who is a junior at Simley High School. Dan enjoys tennis, golf and jogging in his spare time.
What a true blessing it is to have Pastor Dan and his family and all the New Heights members and leaders join the CROSSROADS family! They range from infants to elderly. They double the size of the congregation at the IGH campus. They are a wonderfully diverse group who are on fire for God and God’s people. They have servant’s hearts and are compassionate about missions and discipleship. They have talented praise singers and musicians on the praise team. They are fun! Last Sunday the members of New Heights officially joined as TEAM Members of CROSSROADS CHURCH! If you haven’t met Pastor Dan and Marsha yet, as well as the newest members of CROSSROADS, please make an effort to do so - maybe consider worshipping some Sunday at the 10:30 IGH service or catch them online: YouTube at CROSSROADS CHURCH Inver Grove Heights or on Facebook at CROSSROADS CHURCH - Inver Grove Heights.