The goal of Cross Culture Christian Fellowship, (CCCF), is to promote the growth of the kingdom of Jesus the Messiah from an Evangelical Lutheran confession
Cross Culture Christian Fellowship will achieve this goal by the following:
by strengthening member’s personal faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to deepen their love for the work of God,
by helping people to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,
by inspiring and equipping members in sharing their faith, using their gifts by participating in and serving the worshiping community and society at large, in order to facilitate the making of mature disciples of Jesus Christ within a multicultural community.
Cross Culture Christian Fellowship is one community of people from various backgrounds, ages, generations and ethnicities living as disciples of Jesus through meaningful relationships and serving God and our fellow humans.
I am married to Anette and the proud father of five adult children. I was born in California where I grew up and eventually became an Executive Chef making food for lots of famous people. One day, before our youngest daughter was born, God called me to move to Sweden and become a priest, preach the Gospel and start new worshipping communities. That was over 20 years ago. For the past 8 years I’ve been the senior priest/pastor for Cross Culture Christian Fellowship. On any given Sunday Worship Service, you might find me helping out with the Worship Team, preaching the sermon for that day, leading one of our prayers or just enjoying the service. It has been my pleasure to be a part of a multicultural and multigenerational community and I hope that Cross Culture and be a place where you can also grow in faith, service and your understanding of God’s calling in your life. You can always ask questions about the sermon, the Christian faith or anything else that is on your mind. There are not stupid questions here. I am also available for confidential counseling which is protected by the laws of the Kingdom of Sweden. So if you need prayer, someone to talk to or you just want to know more about Cross Culture then feel free to ask. We believe that our distinctive community has a unique role to contribute to the Christian community of Uppsala and we hope that you will help us in this endeavor. May you time here be a blessing to you.
Hello! My name is Simon, I come from the north of Sweden and I am vice chairman and also preach sometimes at CrossCulture. I study theology at Johannelunds School of Theology in Uppsala, and I have been working as an assistant nurse. I grew up in a christian context, but christianity did not make sense for me so I went my own ways. I still pondered a lot about life and the purpose of living, but it was a long period with struggles of what was really true. Eventually God came through in my life and I understood that the relationship with my Lord and creator was what I really was searhing for in my life. Short after I found my way to Uppsala to study at bibleschool. After a while I found CrossCulture and I really liked the services and the fellowship. What I like most is that in CrossCulture I felt welcome and I could be myself and seek to understand more of Jesus together with other people as a community. I think it is enriching for the congregation to be people from different countries and backgrounds and that we can learn from our different walks in life.
Hi, I’m Petra, the secretary of Cross Culture. I was born and grew up in Zurich in Switzerland. During an exchange semester in Uppsala, both my master thesis project and the time I spent in Cross Culture convinced me to come back to Sweden for my PhD studies in infection biology. Since April, I’m married to Benjamin, and of course I wouldn’t come back to Uppsala without him!
Grown up in a christian family, I’m very thankful to my parents for leading me towards a relationship with Jesus ever since I can remember. When getting older, I’ve made my own decision to lay my life in God’s hands and to follow Jesus. It is amazing to look back and see how He’s been watching over me all my life and carrying me through. And it is even more amazing to see how His love has been changing me. I’m longing to see how living with Jesus changes the people surrounding me, and I pray that Cross Culture will be a place where people answer God’s calling and are changed as they follow Jesus with all their heart.
In Cross Culture, I’ve felt welcome and home from the very first moment on. My brothers and sisters encouraged me to use my gifts to serve God and the community, and so I became part of the worship team. I’ve never experienced such a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere in any other church. Now being a member of the board, I would like to help Cross Culture to welcome and encourage others in a similar way, to lead them to a life with Jesus and to encourage and equip them to continue to follow Him.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Linh, and we have a beautiful daughter. I’m studying engineering and am involved in Cross Culture. At our Sunday Worship Service you will often see me taking care of the projector. What attracts me to Cross Culture is that I can feel that I make a change in this world by being a part of this community. The fellowship that we have, is like nothing I’ve stumbled upon in any other church. As a treasurer I take care of the finances, which I enjoy because of the counting and practical part of it. If you have questions about the webpage/accounting or the projector, please feel free to ask me.