Our Leadership

Dana Hicks, Lead Pastor

Dana came to CrossPoint with over 25 years of experience as a pastor in a variety of settings.  

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.”  He has also completed post-doctoral studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Church Planting for the 21st Century.

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 has written for periodicals such as: 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). 

Dana’s blog and personal website can be found at: www.DanaHicks.org

You can contact Dana at: DanaHicks (at) CrossPointBoise.org 

Mattie Stewart, Associate Pastor


Mattie has spent almost her entire life in the Treasure Valley.  She is a mother to four amazing kids and has the honor of being married to her favorite person in the entire world, James, for nearly 16 years.

Mattie is a dedicated advocate for CrossPoint's movement of love, worship, compassion, social justice and faith. She is gifted at coming along side of people to encourage them to love themselves and those around them. She has over 10 years of experience working with small groups and various women's groups. 

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations at Boise State University. 

You can contact Mattie at: Mattie (at) CrossPointBoise.org


Ashley Herrin, Children’s Ministry Director

Ashley coordinates the children’s ministry at CrossPoint. Ashley is passionate about kids and has worked in schools and preschool facilities for the last seven years.

Ashley grew up in Filer, Idaho but is currently a student at Boise Bible College.

For fun Ashley likes hiking the great outdoors and being in God’s creation with her friends.

You can contact Ashley at: Ashley (at) CrossPointBoise.org

Joel Helenbolt, Worship Leader

Joel comes to CrossPoint after being a worship leader at a variety of churches in Texas and Montana. Joel does CAD by day but plays guitar and sings with a booming baritone voice on the weekends.