A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
Cafe 4, a ministry of 3Crosses
Castro Valley, CA
Café 4 opened its doors in 2012, operating with the vision of being an attractive and welcoming face for 3Crosses Church. The café leadership committed itself to high quality and healthy products and to a Disneyland-style friendliness in an attempt to reach a local community that had high standards for food, but few positive connections with a church body. In these last 7 years, our customer base has soared: we have over 180 chairs and it is often difficult to find a seat! Our baristas have story after story of people who found a place of refuge at Café 4, who went there to escape from a toxic work or home life, who opened a business on Café 4 wifi, who had their first date there, who were invited into a church service, who can point to Café 4 as a key step in how they became reconciled with the Lord. This café is serving quality coffee, packing people in seats, and encouraging people in their relationships with God. We want to share the vision and steps that God has given us; we want to share His successful ministry with other churches; we want to empower other church cafes and help with advice in their own contexts.
Kelly Kaufman serves as the Floor Manager at Café 4. She spends a majority of her time directing the flow of labor and managing day-to-day tasks, with the added (and wonderful) bonus of getting to mentor and spiritually care for some 20 employees.
Lindsey Cavallero serves as the Café 4 Ministry Director. She spends a majority of her time looking at the big picture, including ordering stock, payroll, and overall vision, while still personally engaging and joking which each of her staff. She still pours lattes every week, and has hundreds of customers’ names and regular orders memorized