Meet Our Staff

John Tinnin, M.Div., MFT
Director of The Crossing Counseling Ministry

John, originally from St. Louis, has been on staff full-time since 2013. He is married to his wife Paula of 26 years, and is the proud father of two grown daughters. After graduating from seminary in 1989 where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, he served as a pastor for many years in San Diego before pursuing a second degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Reformed Theological Seminary. With over 25 years of both pastoral and clinical experience, John provides individual and marriage counseling, teaches classes, facilitates groups and oversees the Counseling Ministry and its broad range of care-based services.

Lynn Roush, MAC, PLPC
Assistant Director of The Crossing Counseling Ministry
Clinical Supervision provided by
Kelly Wright, M.A., LPC

Lynn is a native of Chicago and grew up attending Moody Church as a pastor’s kid. In high school, Lynn felt drawn to the field of counseling and chose to study psychology at Taylor University. After graduation, she returned to Chicago to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where her course work included biblical and theological studies in addition to her psychological and clinical training and education. There she met Shay Roush, whom she married in 1997. After staying home to raise their three children, Lynn returned to counseling part-time at The Crossing in 2008. Lynn is particularly passionate about helping people understand generational cycles of dysfunction, and helping clients break destructive patterns in marriages and families.

Pat Altenburg PhD, LPC
Director of The Crossing Counseling Recovery Ministries

Pat has an undergraduate degree in Social Work, a Master’s in Psychology/Mental Health Counseling, and a PhD in Pastoral Counseling and Administration. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. She is also a Certified Addictions Professional. Pat and her husband, Fred, moved from Florida to Columbia in 2011. They have two grown children: Steve who lives in Pensacola with his wife, and Erin who lives in Columbia with her husband, Tim, and their son, Declan. Although being life-long Christians, they truly came to know Christ living in the Republic of Panama and attending The Coronado Bible Church in 2010. Pat has worked part-time at The Crossing since 2015 and enjoys using her skills and 25-plus years of clinical experience to provide therapy through the Counseling Ministry, with an emphasis on addiction and trauma recovery.

Christine Goodwin, M.Ed.
Clinical Coordinator of The Crossing Counseling Ministry

Christine, along with her husband and two children, has enjoyed living in Columbia and attending the Crossing since 2011. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. and her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St-Louis. She loved working as a middle school counselor before becoming a mom and staying at home to raise her kids. Now that she is on staff part-time, she is excited to be working with students again, encouraging them in their faith and helping them to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Christine works primarily with middle school, high school and college aged students. She also provides the initial clinical assessment for all those seeking counseling through the Counseling Ministry.

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