Lead Teaching Pastor: Kevin Crawford
Pastor Kevin came to Bowling Green in the fall of 2001, as the planting and first pastor of Brookside. His genuine affection for people, a deep love for God’s Word, and a passion for the Glory of God characterize his ministry. He earned his bachelors degree in Rhetoric and Communications from Kent State University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Kevin has previously served as a Young life volunteer, pastoral intern in Northwest Ohio, and associate pastor in Chicago and Michigan. In addition to his role at Brookside, he is the lead church planting coach for the Great Lakes Disctrict of the EFCA: coaching individual church planters, leading a monthly cohort of church planters, and teaching at national events on church planting. He and his wife, Dulcie, have four sons (Colin, Micah, Caleb, and Jacob) and reside in Bowling Green.
Assistant Pastor: Craig Flack
Pastor Craig has been on staff with Brookside since August of 2010. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in History and is currently seeking his Masters of Divinity at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, OH. Craig mainly focuses on the administration, structure, mens ministry, and Life Groups of Brookside. Some of Craig’s passions include teaching and preaching the Word of God, Ohio State football, golf, fishing, and good coffee. Craig married his wife Becca in October of 2009. They welcomed their first child, Elsie, in April of 2013 and the three reside in Bowling Green.
Care Pastor: George Loper
Pastor George was the first staff member, other than Pastor Kevin, hired by Brookside. His desire to see everyone connect to community and be active in a LIFE Group make him a tremendous asset to Brookside's staff team. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1975 and have two adult children. Lisa and George enjoy the fullness of life, expressing their gifts through hospitality, parties, travel and reaching out to those in need of Christ’s love. They also love to spoil their grandchildren any chance they get!
Church Administrator: Sara Martin
Sara came to study education at BGSU in 2000 and hasn't been able to shake BG since. She married her husband, Ben, in 2005 and together they have two children, Asher and Amelia. Sara has been beyond blessed to serve Brookside part-time as administrator when she decided to leave her teaching career upon the birth of their son in 2009. She has a passion for people, cooking, health and nutrition, mothering/parenting, homemaking, crafting, frugal living and discovering God in the midst of it all.
Director of Brookside Kids: Ashley Rozelle
Ashley moved to Bowling Green in fall of 2005 from Columbus, Ohio. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal Communications from BGSU in 2009, and is now pursing a Masters of Education in School Counseling. In undergrad, Ashley was a volunteer Young Life leader in BG City Schools, and now her attention has been focused on Leader Care within the Young Life ministry as well as volunteer staff with Cru at BGSU. Ashley has been involved with Brookside Church since the fall of 2005, and in May of 2011 was hired as the first Children's Ministry Director. The combination of Ashley's passion for the Great Commission going forth and the spiritual development of kids comes to life in our growing Brookside Kids ministry.
Director of Counseling: Kimberly Duvall
Kimberly and her husband Dave, have lived near Wayne, Ohio with their two sons, Jonathan & Daniel, for seven years. She has felt the call to help others since her undergraduate time at Ohio Northern University as a Criminal Justice major. Upon graduation from ONU in 1994, Kimberly began working with juvenile felon offenders at the Juvenile Residential Center of NWO, in BG. While employed at JRC, she completed her Master's studies in Mental Health Counseling and graduated from BGSU in 1999. Kimberly's post-graduate education and training included Addictions, Prevention & Nouthetic counseling. She became licensed as a chemical dependency counselor in 2008. After 16 years of service at JRC, Kimberly resigned and began offering counseling services through Brookside and Cru. She is continually grateful for the opportunity to serve those in need and to be a part of the team at Brookside.
Director Of Cru (Brookside's College Ministry): Lori Wagner
Lori graduated from Mount Union College in 2008 and has been on staff with CRU at BGSU since 2009. Upon making her home in Bowling Green in 2009, she was immediately drawn to the people of Brookside and their genuine love for others -- she has, since then, made Brookside her church home. Lori is an Ohio State Buckeye fanatic, has her beverage of choice found in a soy chai latte, has developed a recent passion for playing racquetball, and has a dream of becoming a surfer one day. More than anything, however, Lori has a passion for college students to know Jesus and loves getting to invest in their lives through the ministry of Brookside and CRU.
Director Of Cru (Brookside's College Ministry): Nicholas Gillispie
Nick came to Bowling Green State University in 2000 and quickly got involved with Cru. After marrying the woman of his dreams, Ali, in 2004 they moved around before coming back to Bowling Green. Nick and Ali served a year in Germany as missionaries then joined staff with Cru full time. In 2007 they started going to Brookside and experienced immediately an authentic community that is passionate about Jesus. Nick is one of the leaders for Cru, the college ministry of Brookside. Nick cares deeply that students understand and can study God's word, know how God has made them, and have a genuine understanding of God's love for the nations. Nick and Ali have four children (Grant, Madison, Riley, and one on the way).