Core Organizer/Trainers & Trainer Apprentices (COTA):

A team consisting of one Person of Color and one White Person facilitate Crossroads trainings, as our experience reveals that a mixed-race training team creates a safe and more liberating space for participants. We also strive to maintain gender balance between co-facilitators when possible.

Lori AdamsLori Adams

Staff, Organizer/Trainer

R. James AddingtonR. James Addington

Organizer/Trainer

Joy BaileyJoy Bailey

Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Ryan BaileyRyan Bailey

Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Willard Bass, Jr.Rev. Willard Bass, Jr.

Board, Organizer/Trainer

Laurie Beckman YetzerLaurie Beckman Yetzer

Organizer/Trainer

Kara BenderKara Bender

Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Jyaphia Christos-RodgersJyaphia Christos-Rodgers

Board, Organizer/Trainer

Derrick DawsonDerrick C. Dawson

Board, Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Louise Derman-SparksLouise Derman-Sparks

Organizer/Trainer

Robette A. DiasRobette A. Dias

Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Emily M. DrewEmily M. Drew

Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Dr. William J. GardinerRev. Dr. William J. Gardiner

Board, Organizer/Trainer

PaKou HerPaKou Her

Organizer/Trainer

Aliisa LahtiAliisa Lahti

Organizer/Trainer

Mary Pat MartinMary Pat Martin

Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Dr. B. Jo Ann MundyRev. Dr. B. Jo Ann Mundy

Board, Organizer/Trainer

Sue RuehleSue Ruehle

Organizer/Trainer

Diane RogersDiane Rogers

Organizer/Trainer

Dr. Victor M. RodriguezDr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Michael P. RussellRev. Michael P. Russell

Organizer/Trainer

Anne StewartAnne Stewart

Organizer/Trainer

Carmen L. ValenzuelaCarmen L. Valenzuela

Board, Organizer/Trainer

Jessica Vazquez TorresJessica Vazquez Torres

Organizer/Trainer

Lillie WolffLillie Wolff

Organizer/Trainer

Karen ZiechKaren Ziech

Organizer/Trainer


In Memoriam

Rev. Charles A. Ruehle

Rev. Charles Ruehle
Rev. Charles A. Ruehle “Pastor Chuck”, 68, died Wed., June 1, 2016. Born in Milwaukee June 19, 1947 to Ralph and Mary (nee: Reiss) Ruehle. Graduate of South Division High School, went on to earn his Bachelor and Master degrees from UW – Milwaukee and his Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary. On January 24, 1970 in Ascension Lutheran Church – Milwaukee, was united in marriage with Rev. Susan (nee: Heise) Ruehle. Pastor Chuck has served as the co-director of Lutheran Human Relations, as a co-pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, and as the co-executive Director of Crossroads Anti-Racism Education and Organizing. Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Rev. Susan Ruehle; their children, Yong (Chantha) Ruehle and Matthew (Amy) Ruehle; grandchildren; brother, James (Chris) Ruehle; and other relatives.

Art Hoekstra

Art Hoekstra

In November 2011 Crossroads lost a great friend and colleague. Art lived and worked as a social worker and community organizer in multicultural settings for over 30 years, most recently as an Organizer/Trainer for Crossroads. When he learned he had nail cancer (acral lentiginous melanoma) Art did what he always does – set out to educate, agitate and organize about this little-known and often undiagnosed cancer. Upon Art’s passing, Jessica Vazquez Torres shared these words “We celebrate the life of one who was a testament to hope, whose vision for a different world inspired, whose love for family and friends sustained, and whose capacity for solidarity will challenge me to work for an alternative future. Rest in peace dear friend.”

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