Our Story

jon and carol switzer - founders of crossed bridges
Founders of Crossed Bridges

Jonathan & Carol Switzer

Jonathan and Carol Switzer, married since 1995,  have lived in Maryland and Illinois.  Having ministered abroad in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Palestine, Central America and Albania, they felt called to Frederick, Maryland in 2001.  They moved there and have been raising their 5 children in Frederick ever since.

In this beautiful city, they were instrumental in starting the “Convoy of Hope” and the “Frederick 48” fundraiser that is now called the “UNITY Campaign” which has raised over 2.5 million for local non-profits.  They have also facilitated Palestinian Arab Christians and Messianic Jewish discussions at various Issachar Forums.  Jonathan co-hosted with Troy Skinner on the “Frederick Faith Debate” since 2004 on WFMD 930AM for 15 years.  

After many years serving in a precious local church, Jon and Carol have been called to serve the larger Frederick community by founding this local, non-profit organization, Crossed Bridges. The mission: A movement that unifies our community to meet our greatest needs in restoring the good that God intends.

Jon and Carol believe that Jesus’ death and resurrection has fired their desire to see the deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk, the orphan and the widow, and those in prison and sick cared for. 

 May the desolate places bloom!

Our Mission

A movement that unifies our community to meet our greatest needs in restoring the good that God intends.

Our Values

  • Spirit-Responsive: Intend to be responsive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 
  • Honor: All people, as well as those who might disagree with our values.
  • Transformational: Work to bring change in individuals and communities. 
  • Community: Everyone responding to needs together. 
  • Equipping: Training with hope to live life differently. 
volunteers of crossed bridges standing together with a family they helped in Frederick county


Connecting volunteers to help with items and services needed from our community’s local non-profits and government agencies

Collaborating with Frederick County local Businesses, Organizations, Non-Profits, and all Municipalities to raise the level of awareness of Substance Abuse Disorder.

Coordinating churches, groups and individuals to pray fervently together for the big needs in Frederick County.