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Joe Potuznik

Lead Pastor

Pictured with wife, Rachel, and children, Francesca and Tate. 

My Story

I’m Pastor Joe aka Joepaaaa (my youth kids couldn't pronounce my last name, so this is what they nicknamed me instead). I came to The Crossroads in April of 2010 to serve as the Youth Pastor. I served bi-vocationally in that capacity for 8 years before becoming the full time Lead Pastor in 2018.  I grew up in a suburb just outside of Chicago, IL.  I served in the Youth and Children’s Ministry of Emmanuel Bible Church from 1986 - 2000 as well as Silver Birch Ranch, a Christian camp from 1986 - 2008. In 1998, I transferred to Moody Bible Institute to follow God’s calling into Youth Ministry. I served as Youth Pastor at Antigo Community Church in Antigo, WI from 2001 - 2006. I married my wife Rachel in 2016…the same year my beloved Cubs won the World Series making it the greatest year of my life! Rach and I have two children, Francesca (Frankie) and Tate.  I love cheering on my Chicago teams (Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks), walking, and sharks!  I love The Crossroads family and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us.


My office hours are on an as needed basis. Please contact me to set up an appointment. 

877-357-8458 ext 1

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