John Henderson, Founder and Executive Director
John is a “PK.” Yes, he is a Pastor’s Kid but he is also a Prodigal Kid. After living a colorful early life, John likes to say that he was “given a time out” by God. He has been sober since 2002 and helped to found Crossing HOME’s first successful house in 2005. Since then, John has led the organization to grow in homes and relationships across Minnesota and the Dakotas. John has personally helped men and women with reentry from Wyoming to Wisconsin.
Kurtis Smith, Director
Kurtis brings over 20 years of ministry and nonprofit experience, particularly working with marginalized groups of people. He will initially focus on advancement and community outreach in the Upper Midwest.
Throughout their careers, Kurtis and his wife, Teresa, have worked in global mission, nonprofit communication and fundraising, community outreach, and urban ministry with a variety of churches. They have worked with Lutheran Disaster Response and LCMS relief camps in Louisiana and with World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) in Peru. He was most recently the Director of Outreach for the Twin Cities affiliate of LINC International.
Chuck Seviour, Board Chairman
Chuck’s career includes over 45 years of Healthcare Management and Senior Management positions. He has a degree in Psychology with an emphasis on counseling, as well as a Secondary Education Teacher Degree in Psychology and Social Studies. He has worked with non-profit boards for over 12 organizations. He’s an active volunteer at ACF and works directly with inmates to provide spiritual mentorship. He also teaches classes on anger management and good grief. Additionally, he works one-on-one with inmates and mentor paroled or released residents from other federal penal institutions.
Darren D. Sedler, Vice President
Harvest Christian Center, Isanti MN
Darren planted Harvest Christian Center in Isanti, MN in 2003, which has now expanded to a second campus in Sandstone. Darren and his wife Linda have been working for the past 11 years with Prison Fellowship’s IFI program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, holding weekly Bible studies with over 50 men. The Sedlers have five children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Jerome P. Muggili, Secretary/Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant
Cold Spring MN
Jerome has had an accounting practice in Cold Spring, Minnesota, since 1977. Presently, Jerome is active in assisting various ministries. He is also involved with Soul Purpose Ministries prison outreach.
Clarence St. John, Board Member
Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God
Clarence began ministry as a youth pastor in 1966 and in 1968 planted a church in Hibbing, Minnesota, where he stayed until 1989. Pastor St. John has since been serving as the District Superintendent for Minnesota. Clarence and his wife Vicky have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Beth Leaf, Board Member
Beth brings over 20 years of management experience in a fortune 100 company, and has served as the Executive Director for two smaller nonprofit companies. Currently, Beth is a small business owner and the chair of the Good Samaritan Outreach ministry in her hometown of McGregor, MN. Beth joins the Crossing HOME board as an active volunteer for more than four years in the northeast region.
Jim Seeman, Ph.D., Board Member
Correctional Ministry Coordinator, LCMS Minnesota South District
Adjunct Professor for Minnesota Department of Corrections
Saint Paul Drop In Center Coordinator for Crossing Home
Jim holds a degree in youth ministry. He is a faculty emeritus at Concordia University in Saint Paul and still teaches courses in correctional ministry. He began working behind bars in Missouri as far back as 1974 and continues to do so today at the Stillwater prison. Jim is a recipient of the Diakonia en Christo Award (Service in Christ Award) given by the Lutheran Deaconess Association for decades of work in prison ministry.