Leaders & Staff

Shepherds

Ron Cardwell

Elder

Ron Cardwell has served as an elder, first at Windsor Park and now at Kings Crossing since 1997. He and his wife Linda moved here in 1975 and have been with the congregation since. Ron recently retired from his second career in real estate, having spent 30+ years before that in radio/tv, broadcast sales and marketing. He leads our singing programs and teaches adult bible classes. Ron enjoys traveling, playing guitar, golfing and spending time with family. Linda is a behavioral specialist at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center. Ron and Linda have a daughter Amy and son-in-law Jeff whom they love tremendously.

Robert Illgen

Elder

Robert Illgen has been married to Daneille for over 40 years, with two children and one grandchild.  He served as an elder at Southeast Church of Christ in Houston for 7 years before being transferred to Corpus Christi, where his family has worshipped since 2006.  He has served as an Elder here since 2008.  Hobbies include fishing and golf.

Stephen Johnston

Elder

Stephen began serving as an Elder in 2020. He and his wife Shelley have been worshiping at Kings Crossing since they moved to Corpus Christi in 2008. They have two kids, Maylee and Kent and are involved with Youth and Camp Bandina. Stephen works in healthcare administration and enjoys classic cars, sports, and the outdoors.

Rick Legvold

Elder

Rick Legvold began serving the congregation as one of our elders in 2016.  Rick and Pam (his wife) came to Kings Crossing in 2010.  They have one daughter and 3 grandsons.  They have worked with churches in Minnesota, Florida, The Netherlands and Texas.

Jack North

Elder

Jack North and his wife Judy placed membership at Kings Crossing Church of Christ in 1981. He began serving as an elder in 1996. They are both retired, Judy after 25 years as a kindergarten teacher and Jack from the natural gas pipeline industry. They have two grown children, a daughter Joeli, a son Brandon and four grandchildren.

Richard Scanio

Elder

Richard Scanio began serving as an elder in 2020. Richard and Manette have been worshipping at Windsor Park/Kings Crossing since 1989 when they moved to Corpus Christi. Prior to that they worshipped at University Avenue in Austin from 1974 to 1989. They have been married for 46 years and have three children and nine grandchildren. They both work at a local, independent bank.

Ministers & Staff

Dr. Kevin Burr

Minister of Discipleship

Dr. Kevin Burr is our Minister of Discipleship. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Kevin came on staff at Kings Crossing in August of 2020. He is joined by his wife Linnea and their two children, Peter and Samuel. Kevin and Linnea met as students at Harding University. Kevin went on to complete his Masters degrees in Education and in Divinity at Harding and the Harding School of Theology. He completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at the Asbury Theological Seminary in 2020. Kevin has worked in various capacities at churches in Tennessee and Kentucky. We are glad to have him with us in South Texas! In his free time, he enjoys Ultimate (frisbee) and smoking pork ribs, Memphis-style.

Kathy Jacobs

Secretary / Bookkeeper

Married to a former Army Major, a Field Artillery Officer named John for nearly forty years, Kathy has lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York before returning to Texas. She’s studied in seven different universities, finishing at the State University of New York at Oswego with her Bachelors of Science degree in Education. This mother of two and grandmother of three has worked as a teacher, in the fast food industry, as a dental technician, and with a plastic surgeon. She gained experience in putting out fires while working in the forestry department, where Bigfoot undoubtedly tried to get pictures of her. All of this prepared her for the ultimate role of being our church Secretary and Bookkeeper. She’s the most interesting Secretary in the world. She’s Kathy Jacobs, and you can catch her Monday-Friday in our church office.

Hunter Aschmutat

Secretary / Digital Communication

With an Associates Degree in Studio Arts from Del Mar College, Hunter Aschmutat is our artist with an eye for design in the office. After growing up in our congregation, Hunter came on staff in 2019 to work as one of our secretaries, focused specifically on our digital forms of communication. She loves discussing moral controversies over sugary coffee drinks, and aspires to one day own a Coffee Shop/ Art Gallery. If she's not in the office, she's undoubtedly with her husband Jamie, and young son, Sage.

Krystal Dawson

Children's Ministry Director

Krystal has been with Kings Crossing since 2015, having worked in early childhood education for the past five years, an area of great passion for her. Her philosophy is that if children are given the right tools at an early age they have great potential to achieve. This is the mentality that guides Kings Kids and Rainbow Express. Krystal has been married to her husband Adrian since 2003. Together they are proud parents of two girls. As a family they have enjoyed traveling around with the Navy. Krystal is thankful for the opportunity to serve with the amazing staff at Kings Crossing.

Dr. Dale Underwood

Prison Ministry Director

    Dr. Dale Underwood has served in various ministry roles (youth, education, involvement, worship, and pulpit) over the past 35 years in Texas and Oklahoma.  He has had the privilege to learn from and work with talented and dedicated people.  He loves working with people and the study of the Word.  Dale sang, wrote, and recorded with The Sounds of Glory gospel quartet for over 20 years.  At his side (38 years) is Karlene, a beautiful and talented lady who is working in the prison ministry, as well.

      Dale attended Abilene Christian, focusing on music and missions.  Working for years bi-vocationally, Dale also attended Texas A&M and Sam Houston State for degrees that put him into school leadership in various campus and district capacities.  His last post was the superintendent of a school and CEO of a residential facility for adjudicated and foster care teens from every corner of Texas. Dale arrived July 2021 to be the director of our Kings Crossing Prison Ministry, working with Buck Griffith and our staff.

       "I have had longstanding friendships with many of you over the years. It is great to renew friendships and make new ones. I look forward to growing together." -Dale

Buck Griffith

New Life Behavior Ministries

Buck came to Kings Crossing in 1977, having worked with churches in Ropesville, New Home and Grand Prairie. Buck and Janet, natives of Corpus Christi, were in first grade together at David Hirsch....God had a plan. They attended ACU where Buck played football and majored in Bible. After preaching here in Corpus Christi for 25 years, Buck has retired from Directing our Prison Ministry, and is currently leading New Life Behavior Ministries. They are parents of Tishanne Carroll and Yancy Griffith and granddaughter, Taryn Brooks.

  • Cheryl Hinton

    Benevolent Meals Coordinator

  • Joe Alley

    Compassion Ministry / Care Portal Coordinator

  • Jerry Bass

    Worship Ministry

  • Andy Bennett

    Worship Leader

  • Mike Bergsma

    Evening Worship Leader

  • Stacy Blair

    Building and Grounds

  • Charles Burnes

    Audio / Visual Team

  • Peyton Copeland

    Missions / New Member Integration

  • Rebekah Copeland

    Visual Records Specialist

  • Dr. Ridge Hammons

    Deacon / Special Events

  • Randall Hinton

    Audio / Visual Team

  • Jennifer Hollingsworth

    Worship Ministry

  • Shelley Johnston

    Bible Camp / LTC Coordinator

  • Blake Kemmis

    Digital Media Coordinator

  • Aleisha Kolb

    Worship Ministry

  • Willie Kosarek

    Deacon / Finance

  • Wendi Fisher

    Benevolent Meal Coordinator

  • Jessica Martinez

    Custodian

  • Don Murphey

    Deacon / Communion Prep

  • Sandy Richardson

    Education Resources Coordinator

  • Manette Scanio

    Worship Ministry

  • Martell Speigner

    Hospitality

  • Laura Yzaguirre

    Worship Ministry