Pastor Dale Ahlschwede, President of CrossRoads Counseling Ministries, is an ordained Pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and has served three parishes in Minnesota from 1972 – 1980.  Pastor Ahlschwede served St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan from 1980 - 2011 in the areas of pastoral care, social ministry, and Stephen Ministry.  Following retirement in 2011, Pastor Ahlschwede has continued to serve St. Lorenz doing some hospital and shut-in visitation as well as remaining active in the Stephen Ministry program. Has served as an interim Director of CrossRoads Counseling Ministries on a part time basis from 2009 – 2014.  Currently, he is serving as President of CrossRoads Counseling Ministries.

"It has been a most remarkable and fulfilling experience to work with fellow Christians from the various churches in Frankenmuth to establish a distinctively 'Christian' counseling center to serve the people of our community.  It is a great joy enabling the body of Christ (the holy Christian Church) to find meaningful ways to be living out their faith in and love for their Lord by serving CrossRoads clients as Good Samaritan supporter or as Prayer Partners. Witnessing God’s hand of blessing resting on this unique endeavor, as well as on the work of our Christian counselors and staff and most importantly upon our clients, is cause for giving sincere thanks to God for allowing us the opportunity to be partnering with Him in caring for the people He so graciously loves.  May God continue to bless our work as CrossRoads, that He might be glorified, and that we might grow in our ability to serve Him and people He loves with gladness."