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EDENPRAIRIE GRACE CHURCH  |  9301 Eden Prairie Rd  |  Eden Prairie, MN 55347


We are committed to helping you seek God for guidance, wisdom and support in your
career transition as well as provide advice and support in the tactical aspects of a successful job search. 


Harry Urschel

Executive Search Consultant

Harry has over 30 years of experience as a recruiter and leading search organizations. It has provided him with knowledge and insights into what makes a successful candidate.


He's helped hundreds of people land new roles. He's motivated to glorify Christ through helping people make successful transitions in their lives.

Harry has been with Crossroads since it began in 2005, and currently  provides overall leadership, facilitates classes, and does frequent presentations and coaching for the Crossroads Ministry.


Peter Nelson

Pastor of Care

Grace Church

Peter's own transition from a career at General Mills to Pastor of Care at Grace Church helps him have great understanding of the process.

Peter provides leadership, resources, and insight from Grace Church for the Crossroads Ministry.

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Barb Bertsch

Founder & Consultant

Bertsch Marketing Connection

Barb is a co-leader of the Networking with Grace (NWG) Group.


With a background in sales and marketing and organizational development, Barb gets the “people” part of organizations. She has a passion to “give back” to others, and has extensive knowledge in networking. Having gone through a layoff in the past, she understands the ups and downs, the fight, and the “gift” of time during transition to make the right career choice.

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Becky Brister

Partner / Consultant

J4C Consulting

Becky brings years of experience in  businesses in digital and operational transformation. 

Her passion for empowering people to bring their best in whatever the circumstances has been a driving force in her life both in personal and business. 

She found herself drawn to be part of Crossroads where her soul felt comfort. Her passion for helping the hurting and encouraging the broken found a home and she formed “Soul Care in the Search” and continues to work with job searcher in this area.


Lesley Hackett

Sr. Talent Acquisition 

Business Partner

Lesley has benefited from Crossroads Career Network in her transition.


Her experience as a Recruiter has provided a great perspective of the job search and hiring process. 


She’s passionate about empowering candidates to utilize strategic job search methods to land fulfilling roles.


Michael Hurley

Corporate Recruiting Manager

Best Buy

Michael brings many years of professional-level search experience in corporate, contract consulting, and third-party recruiting roles. He has work with many companies to identify talent in IT, Engineering, Sales and Finance. He has tremendous experience as a liaison between candidates and corporate clients as part of the hiring process.

He feels blessed to be able to work with Crossroads, allowing him to share his passion for preparing individuals to utilize the talents God has blessed them with.

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Mike Larson

Former VP-HR 


After a long and highly successful career in HR with Shell, Pillsbury, Multifoods, and ultimately with Ecolab, Mike now devotes significant time in helping people pursue successful career transitions.

He volunteers as a highly effective coach in our 1-to-1 coaching efforts.


Jon Nelson


Jon's extensive experience in Sales, Sales Leadership, and most recently, as Director of Fund Raising operations at the Salvation Army has helped him develop into an Expert Networker. His expertise has proven to be a great resource for this Ministry.

He does presentations on effective Networking for the Crossroads Ministry where he is able to share his knowledge and experience for the benefit of all those that participate.

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Stephanie Perdue

Recruiting Specialist

Midwest Dental

Stephanie has been positively impacted by Crossroads during her own career search, and has been a great contributor ever since.

Her heart for those in a job search, and her recruiting experience helps her be a great resource for those in transition.


Terry Rudin

Accounting Operations Leader

E.A. Sween Company

Terry has been involved with the Crossroads Career Ministry at Grace Church since 2010 and has experienced firsthand the benefits that Crossroads Career Network offers while in job transition.


He does frequent presentations and is able to share his knowledge and experience of job transition for the benefit of others in their journey.


Wes Tang


MN Services

Wes (Wes 1) leads the Networking with Grace (NWG) Group.


His own extensive background leading international sales and marketing operations gives him a great understanding of participants backgrounds, and his exceptional "give before you get" networking philosophy makes him an ideal leader for this vibrant group! 

Wes has been leading this group since 2009.

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Jason Touw

Agency Owner

Farmers Insurance

Jason has benefitted from Crossroads in his own career transitions and contributes to our NWG group as well as to our website.


Dave Sparkman


Crossroads Career (national org.)

His career as an executive leader with UnitedHealth Group in HR and Culture, and as a Partner with Arthur Andersen has given him a great deal of knowledge and insight into what makes a successful match with an organization. And how individuals can be most effective in the hiring process. 


His life's purpose is to glorify Christ by helping people and organizations achieve their aspirations.

Dave launched Crossroads Career Network at Grace Church in 2005 and now Chairs the Board of the national Crossroads Career organization.


Natalie Ackerman


Talent Edge Group

Natalie brings 20 years of diverse professional experience across the financial services, marketing, hospitality and healthcare industries to the Crossroads Ministry.


She specializes in helping people discover their unique strengths and passions to find work that is purposeful and energizing.​


Rich Braden

Sr. Dir. Technology Apprenticeships


Rich is a small group leader and instructor for Crossroads and was benefited by the ministry during his own job transition. Rich credits Crossroads for providing him focus, skills, and spiritual guidance during his transition. He has a passion for developing people to excel in their jobs, career, and life pursuits.


Rich is the Managing Director of Technology Apprenticeships at CompTIA. He moved to CompTIA from Honeywell Building Technologies where he held global positions as a Director of Sales and Director of Training. 


Gina Gilbert

Talent Acquisition Manager

Midwest Dental

Gina is forever grateful to Crossroads and the relationships she built during her own job transition after recruiting & training in media for 15 years.  


She has a desire to give back & help others during their own transition, especially encouraging them to network, network, network!  


Her 10+ years in talent acquisition spans across sales, healthcare, manufacturing, finance & leadership roles.

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Dan Hildebrandt

HR Business Partner Manager

Allianz Life

Over the last several years, Dan has served as an HR partner to leaders and teams across multiple industries in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. 


In both his personal and professional life, he enjoys helping others discover where their career interests lie and assisting them in networking and preparing so they feel equipped and well positioned to pursue their desired path.

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Anita Lang



Anita has a had tremendous business experience and has benefitted from Crossroads in her own transition.

She has a strong understanding of effective job search strategies and has a heart to help others in transition.


Melanie Martz

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Melanie Martz Consulting

Melanie loves helping others network, job hunt and prepare for interview excellence. With expertise in recruitment, her goal is to find the perfect intersection between opportunity and talent.

Over the course of her career, she has worked for companies including Arthur Andersen, Certes Financial Pros, Resources Connection and Ditech Financial. Most recently, she has launched out on her own and is enjoying working with high-growth organizations across the US.


Skip Nelson

Financial Associate


Skip started his own business out of college and was involved in all aspects of business building for 26 years. He has also been a national speaker and instructor. After deciding to make a career change, he found the process much more challenging than expected. Job transition groups like Grace Crossroads became invaluable. He is very passionate about networking with and coaching those in job transition.


Skip is a Crossroads Workshop instructor, active in the Networking with Grace Sales and Marketing Networking Group and the Monthly Seminars. ​

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Wes Roper

Franchise Business Consultant

WTR Consulting / FranNet

Wes (Wes2) is a co-leader of the Networking With Grace group. 


He helps people explore business ownership and this career brings him in contact with lots of people. 

His ‘give’ is to share his network and networking approach with anyone in job transition. His ‘get’ is watching people network into that next great job.


Tim Smith

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Invoke Marketing

Tim helped launch the Networking with Grace (NWG) group. 


He is a high-energy and innovative marketing executive with extensive Fortune 100 experience in all areas of strategic marketing. Tim has a special passion for helping people better understand what God might be doing in their life during the many challenges inherent in job transition. 


His branding background has also helped many job seekers with their personal messaging and branding. 


Mary Tillman


Coldwell Banker Realty

Mary has a strong background in HR and has been a valuable resource to Crossroads as a coach.

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Steve Woodley

Business Consultant

Channel Financial

Steve is a Retirement Plan Advisor with Channel Financial.


He has more than 20 years of experience helping small and medium-sized businesses manage all aspects of their 401(k) retirement plans.  


Steve is also a consummate networker, and truly enjoys meeting new people. He has a real passion for meeting with people in job transitions and assisting them in the process through leading small group classes.


Why not consider volunteering with MN Crossroads?
Our job search ministry is supported by a number of dedicated volunteers
and we are always looking for experienced, Christ-centered people
to help us with various aspects of our job search ministry. 


if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

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