José Contreras and his wife, Heather, live in Yakima where José works as an elementary school teacher and owns Splash Monkey – a water balloon filling business. José and Heather have served in ministry together for the past 6 years as youth leaders at their church and have served on short term missions and outreach events both in Latin America and locally. José grew up in Yakima, where as a youth, he was involved in ministry at Iglesia Biblica Vida Nueva – CrossLink’s first established church plant.
Elias GarciaBoard Member
Before joining CrossLink’s board in 2013, Elias and his wife, Arelis, served as CrossLink’s missionaries to the Yakima Valley where they directed church planting efforts in Yakima, Tieton, and the Lower Valley, as well as developed and coordinated the vision of ministry that God had given Elias and his family for the Spanish speakers in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and Venezuela. Elias is currently working as an Outreach Pastor at Westside Church, a place where God has taken Elias’ love and vision for Spanish speakers and expanded that love and vision to include everyone, regardless of language.
David HollandBoard Member
For the last 40 years, David has worked with outreach ministries and served in churches as a pastor, elder, Bible teacher, and on missions committees. David’s interest in Hispanic ministry began with a mission trip to Venezuela several years ago, and since that time, he has made several mission trips to Venezuela, Mexico, and Peru and become involved with local ministry opportunities to reach Hispanics.
Al currently serves as CrossLink’s chairman of the board. Al and his wife, Judy, have lived in and around the Yakima Valley for over 35 years and have spent over 40 years working and managing businesses. Al has served in various ministry roles wherever he’s lived, including a Bible teacher, AWANA leader, missions team member, and short-term missionary to Venezuela.
Nate MontgomeryBoard Member
Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Nate’s love for Jesus and people brought him and his wife, LaSarah, to Yakima.
Originally from Monterey, Mexico, Robert grew up spending March to November in Washington State and December to February in Mexico until the 10th grade. Robert finished high school in Othello and obtained an Accounting degree from Central Washington University. Robert has worked as a financial auditor and controller for over 25 years. He has served on two missions trips to Venezuela.
Dan WoodkeyVice Chairman
Dan and his wife, Brenda, have had many various opportunities to serve in ministry, including as missionaries, Bible teachers, AWANA leaders, and mission team members. And over the years, Dan has been a pastor, public school teacher, construction supervisor, and property manager. As they prayed and followed the Lord, Dan & Brenda were privileged to see and be a part of God’s work as a solid evangelical church, Iglesia Bíblica Vida Nueva, was established among the Hispanic people in Yakima.