About Us

Name: James Graeser

Vita: Jim Graeser is the founding and senior pastor of Cross+Road Lutheran Church in Orange Park, Florida, where he has served for ten years.   Ordained in 1995 after graduation from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Capital University, both in Columbus, Ohio, Jim never expected to be a mission-developer nor to put together and participate in a contemporary worship ensemble.  Because of this, he cannot help but see God’s sense of humor in all layers of ministry and often emphasizes the fun ministry can be.  Jim, a small-town Ohio boy, is married to Theresa, a west coast California girl; they have two daughters attending Florida colleges–at least, that’s what they are told.  When he’s not memorizing The Book of Concord, Jim can be found on his Harley, avoiding the ever-present chores at home.

Name: Andrew Boesenecker

Vita: Andrew Boesenecker is a freelance performer, composer, and clinician in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Western Michigan University with a B.M. in Percussion Performance in 2001, Andy made the move from Michigan to Florida were he became a elementary music teacher.  While looking for a change of pace in his employment, luck struck when his then-roommate found a classified ad for a Music Director position in the trash, and brought it to his attention (and asked “Hey, aren’t you a Lutheran?”).  Andy was hired in 2003 as Music Director of Cross+Road Lutheran Church in Orange Park, FL. Married in 2006, he and wife Stacey are expecting their first child in November 2008. In his free time, Andy enjoys playing in various rock bands, cooking healthy food for family and friends, and tackling various home improvement projects.