Our Staff

Phil Peterson

Interim Youth Director


Phil lives in Issaquah with his wife Ligaya and four kids: Eloise, Drake, Brody, and Marlayna. He loves Filipino potlucks, fly fishing, the Minnesota Vikings, and watching his kids play in the front yard. He and his wife joined Crossroads in 2007 to serve together in youth ministry for the next five years. Since then Phil graduated with an MDiv. at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, was ordained, served our missionaries in global outreach, and the young adult community at CBC and Bellevue College. If you want to know what is important to Phil, then he recommends talking with his wife, kids, students, neighbors, and friends he cares about and they will let you know all that God has done to bless our lives these past 14 years of life in ministry.  

Markel Croston

Male Discipleship & Community Group Coordinator

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Markel is an alumni of Cincinnati Christian University with his bachelors degree in Biblical Studies, an associate degree in Communication, and a minor in Communication Arts. After participating as a semi-finalist in the Next Generation Preacher Search and in the Academy of Preachers, he was hired as a campus pastor at a local church in Cincinnati to help launch their first multi-site location. Upon completion of his assignment, he transitioned to conference speaking and multiple church internships. Markel met his wife, Brittany, in 2015 and got married in the summer of 2017. They have an adorable puppy named Rory. Markel holds tight to the quotation: “The Gospel is more than behavior modification…it’s soul transformation.”

Michelle Le Laurin

Female Discipleship & Outreach Coordinator


Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Moody Bible Institute. A few of her favorite things are board games, reading, and hanging out with friends. She lives off of tea and popcorn. Originally from California, but has lived in Chicago the past 5 years and is excited to now live in Seattle. Michelle loves to travel to other countries and experience other cultures but is also perfectly comfortable curling up with a good book. 

Paul Brooks-Dudgeon

Student Worship Director


Paul grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has attended Crossroads since he graduated high school in 2011 and has been on staff since 2014. Paul is recently married to his wife Sarah and they live in the Redmond area. He currently attends Northwest University and will graduate with a degree in General Ministries. Paul loves music, video games, going to concerts, and eating lots of delicious food at any number of restaurants in the Bellevue/Seattle area. He also enjoys good conversations over warm cups of coffee!

Austin Quamme

Ministry Resident

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Austin grew up attending Crossroads Bible Church and dedicated his life to Christ while attending one of the youth group’s Junior High Service trips. Ever since then, he's had a growing desire to serve in ministry, graduating from Biola University with a degree in Christian Ministries, and now returning to Crossroads to work with youth and young adults. He has a deep love for his friends and greatly enjoys spending his free time going on hikes, playing board games, and drinking good coffee with them.

Vicky Tobin

Administrative Assistant


Vicky has been a consistent smile for our youth team since 2004. She loves all things sports, particularly cheering on the Seahawks and Mariners, as well as traveling - mainly to Boston to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Daniel and two grandsons Thomas (5) and James (2) and the beaches of the Oregon Coast and Maui. She has candy to share with anyone who comes by her office. If you have questions about the youth ministry, then Vicky is a great place to start.

Michelle Mahlman

Event Planning & Communications

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Michelle has a degree in Marketing that she employed over the years working for the Navy, selling real estate for Windermere and planning events for elementary and middle school students. She spends most of her time with her husband, Charlie, and teenagers, Grace, Suzy and Sam. She is slowly working on her Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Other favorite things include chatting over coffee, meeting old & new friends and laughing - often at herself!