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Heather Raabe

Intern Youth Pastor & Daycare Director

pictured with daughter, Paige, sons, Jackson and Domonic, and husband, Codi.

My Story

I'm Heather and I have been married to my husband Codi since 2004. We have three children, Domonic, Jackson, and Paige as well as two huskies and three cats. I love all things Harry Potter and God! I enjoy dressing up, going to supper clubs for dinner, and hosting get togethers in our blessed new home!

I was welcomed into the CKC and the church 12 years ago and I have submersed myself in everything it stood for right away. Children's ministry was and is still very important to Crossroads as they are to me. We are a church that is active in the community every day, and we do not just want to warm seats on Sundays but really show the Love of Jesus in our community. That is what I have come to love since that first day in March when I first attended a Sunday service.

 

For a short time, I left the childcare center and discovered that my support system and life were missing so much. I still attended church occasionally, but I felt so alone and like I had lost God, so I came back and jumped in headfirst. With my family back at the forefront of my life I was supported again and started growing in my faith by leaps and bounds. By 2019, God was not only calling me to step outside my comfort zone in the church and ask for an internship to be the next Youth Pastor, but he was calling me to do so much more. His plan was to immerse my entire life in the Crossroads. From Penelope’s closet, Sunday school, running MS and HS youth groups to directing the childcare center. I now find myself at peace and having a joy that only comes from following God’s plan even in the hard times.

My children are learning the importance of having a church family to support them and help them learn as well. All three of them attend youth groups and my boys are youth leaders in One Way. My oldest, Domonic, also helps with NextGen and the sound booth on Sundays. My whole family is welcomed into Crossroads and contributes their gifts and talents as well. Raising children is hard and it is said that it takes a village. Well, what better “village” could I ask for than this one? We are a part of a community that build-up, encourages, and equips others to follow God’s plan.

Contact

My office hours are split between daycare and youth group duties. Please contact me to set up an appointment. 

877-357-8458 ext 2