Dana Hicks, Lead Pastor
Dana came to CrossPoint with over 25 years of experience as a pastor in a variety of settings – including ten years in the Treasure Valley. He was born in Southern California but grew up in a small town in Western Oregon called McMinnville.
Dana received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, the Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary (Cum Laude) in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Beeson Pastor Doctoral Fellowship at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His dissertation title was, “Church Culture and Evangelistic Effectiveness.”
Dana is a contributor to several books including: Generation Xers Talk about the Church of the Nazarene (Beacon Hill Press, 1999), Postmodern AND Wesleyan: Exploring the Boundaries and Possibilities (Beacon Hill Press, 2009), Love Among Us (Beacon Hill Press, 2009), Pastoral Practices: A Wesleyan Paradigm (Beacon Hill Press, 2012), and, Missional Discipleship: Partners in God's Redemptive Mission (Beacon Hill Press, 2013). He also is a contributor to Grace and Peace magazine and The Church Planter Collective.
Dana is married to Serena. They have five kids between them (Olivia, Kendall, Blake, Teagan, and Tatiana). Four of them are enrolled in some kind of college or graduate studies.
Serena was born in Houston, Texas but moved all around the country as her father pastored a variety of Lutheran parishes. Serena is a graduate of the University of Idaho (B.S.) and Northwest Nazarene University (M.A. and Ed.S) where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.
Serena serves as a Professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. While living in Boise, she has served as a middle school English teacher, a small business owner, and an educational consultant for The Roland Corporation.
You can read Dana's blog at: www.DanaHicks.org
Danika Charters, Worship Director
Danika was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. A graduate of Borah High School and Boise Bible College (B.A. in Worship Leadership), she is a talented vocalist and a passionate worship leader.
Hayden Wright, Worship Director
Hayden grew up in Vancouver, Washington and attended Mountain View High School. He is a senior at Boise Bible College studying Worship Ministry. He is an avid Oregon Ducks fan and plays a mean guitar.