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 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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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, August 23 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.


How Many Days of Home Monitoring are Best to Establish a Diagnosis of Hypertension?

A recent study involved 316 adults who were not on medication for elevated blood pressure to accurately establish a diagnosis of Hypertension using home monitoring.  The participants who took two readings in the morning and two in the evening required only two days to confirm the diagnosis.  Those who took one in the morning and one at night required three days to confirm the diagnosis.

Bottom Line – Establishing a diagnosis of hypertension is not easy due to the many variables involved.  If home monitoring is recommended to establish a diagnosis, the study found that taking two readings in the morning and two in the evening for two days would give an accurate diagnosis.  Equally as good was taking one in the morning and one in the evening for three days.

American Heart Association Journal, October 5, 2018




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)