We have been blessed with some incredible staff. Each full time staff member is a missionary, relying on the Lord to meet all their needs. They give selflessly to achieve CrossTrainers' mission and seek to bring God glory.
Jodi co-founded CrossTrainers Canada with Patti LaRose in 2001 at the age of 22. She graduated from Emmaus Bible College, in Iowa, with a BA in Biblical Studies and an emphasis in youth ministry. Her passion to teach God's Word effectually is closely linked to CrossTrainers mission statement, "Training people to live, love and lead, for the glory of God." Whether she is teaching children, youth or adults, Jodi's desire is to see God's Spirit at work, changing lives for the glory of God.
Patti has been a part of CrossTrainers since the very beginning as a co-founder. She graduated from Brock University with an Honors BA in English Language and Literature and a minor in Math, then from the University of Western Ontario in 1998 with her BEd in Secondary Education. In 2003 Patti stepped out in faith trusting the Lord by leaving her high school teaching position of 5 years to follow Him in what He was calling her to in opening The Hub Youth Centre. . She loves discipleship and small group teaching atmospheres and uses these gifts within TFL (Training For Life) and True Vibe.
Meet Becki Leyenaar. She enjoys quality time with people, she loves playing games and making puns. She is a graduate of Philosophy at Tyndale University in Toronto. Becki was first introduced to CrossTrainers through the Hub Youth Centre when she was a youth. She then experienced their Training for Life summer camp ministry. She quickly fell in love with the REAL way that Jesus was portrayed through this ministry. Before long, she was playing in the CrossTrainers band, and travelling to New Hampshire with their camp ministry. Becki has a huge passion for youth and to share this REAL Jesus with them. She desires to see youth come to understand the JOY, LOVE, PEACE and GRACE that God blesses us with through Jesus. Becki truly enjoys people recognizing Jesus in their lives. She also has a passion for leading worship, participating in overseas missions, and seeing God work through His people; people of different ages, cultures and languages.