What do you do?
As Executive Director of Crossroads Consulting Ministry, Elton invests most of his time assisting WELS congregations with ministry planning and responding to other ministry-related requests. Trained and experienced lead consultants (including Pastor Hunter) and associate consultants assist with this ministry on a part-time basis.
How did you end up at St. Andrew?
Prior to launching Crossroads, Elton served as a parish pastor and directed WELS Parish Assistance – a consulting ministry that became a blessing to about 500 congregations. He also conducted the Turnaround Churches in the WELS research project
I received my training at...
Elton received a B.A. degree from Northwestern College (’74), a M.Div. degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (’78), and a D.Min. degree (leadership and ministry management) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (’14). He is married to Gail, a horticulturist employed at The Bruce Company. Both were raised on farms and enjoy the outdoors. Elton and Gail have two married children, a son and a daughter, and nine grandchildren. One family resides in Pewaukee and the other in Big Bend, which makes family gatherings fairly convenient.