Crosspoint Congressional Care


Difficulty dealing with life issues? Whether loss of a loved one, divorce, medical, spiritual or financial crisis, Congregational Care can come alongside, ministering to the whole person–spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Call our office at 850-678-4411, ext. 166 or 130. We can help.

On-call care and support Team: 850-830-0799 | emergency pastoral care | hospital admission | death in the family | emergency shelter | any needs.

Follow Crosspoint Care:

Contact for more information:

Herstel Carter

Herstel Carter
Congregational Care Pastor
Administrative Assistant: Hope McKinnon 850-678-4411, ext. 166

Contact for more information:

John Macon

John Macon
Congregational Care Minister

Contact for more information:

Mary Lou Sparks

Mary Lou Sparks
Congregational Care Minister

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Going through a challenging time in your life, and want someone to walk alongside you, just to listen and be there? Stephen Ministers are specially trained to confidentially do just that. If you want more information about whether a Stephen Minister is a good fit for you, contact Herstel Carter at or 850-678-4411, ext. 130.


Room 700 | Last Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Call Beth Tritschler 218-2294 for more information.


Recognizing a call to provide one-on-one Christian care to anyone facing a crisis, Stephen Ministry volunteers are equipped with the skills necessary to walk alongside those experiencing some of life’s hardest challenges–deployment, divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, just to name a few. They can be “Christ with skin on” when someone doubts the presence of God in their life. Their goal is transforming lives one at a time by demonstrating God’s love—free and confidential.

These Stephen Ministers are here to help others find the hand of Jesus when suffering. If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or if you have the gifts of mercy and compassion and would like to join our team of Christian Caregivers, contact Herstel Carter at 850-678-4411, ext. 130.

For more information, view the Stephen Ministry at Crosspoint Video (on Vimeo)


The Grief Support Group is open to anyone in the community who is dealing with the loss of a loved one. The group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 700 located in the Chandler Building (Niceville Campus). You will find this group to be warm and supportive. Questions? Call Hope at 850-678-4411, ext. 166.


For complete information, visit our Counseling page:


If you need support and encouragement for your grief journey, a GriefShare Seminar begins Thursday, February 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 700. This class is led by Sally Saville and includes video seminars and a support group. To register for the seminar, or if you have questions, call Sally at 303-881-8007. You can learn more about GriefShare through this video. Contact Sally at 303-881-8007 for more information.


High Fiber Diets Help Prevent Cancers, Heart Disease Stroke, and Diabetes
Lancet, January 10, 2019

Comparing those who consume very little fiber with those who have a high fiber intake, those at risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes are 16 to 24 percent more at risk if their diet is low in fiber. This is one of the largest studies ever involving over 100 years of research which included 185 observational studies and 58 clinical trials of 4600 people. Most Americans consume less than 15 grams per day while the standard consumption should be 25 to 29 grams or greater. Examples of fiber containing foods are: 1 cup of cooked broccoli – 5 grams, 1 medium orange – 3 grams, and 1 cup of cooked black beans – 15 grams. Increasing fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), and whole grains raises the daily consumption of fiber.

Bottom Line – Increasing the daily consumption of fiber will lower the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.



Beth Tritschler, RN,BSN, FCN is our Faith Community Nurse. Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the promotion of holistic health. The FCN uses the nursing process to address the spiritual, physical, mental and social health of the individual. Using the interventions of education, counseling, prayer, presence, advocacy and referral to promote optimum health, Beth’s role is one of advocacy and empathy in guiding our congregants to be at their optimal state of health as they serve God. She can be contacted at or by phone 850-218-2294.

Beth Tritschler
Beth Tritschler, RN, BSN, FCH

Faith Community Nurse
850-678-4411, ext. 186
850-218-2294 (cell)