OUr Team


Crossroads Church is lead by the staff, ministry team leaders and the church board. 

  • Charles Newman

    Lead Pastor

    E-Mail: cnewman@iamcrossroads.org

    Responsible for: vision and strategy, staff development, preaching, teaching, missional communities, and discipleship, stewardship and fundraising

    Charles planted Crossroads in 2014 with a core group of friends. His thoughtful teaching, passion for the Word and counseling experience has helped our ministry grow into the thriving community of believers we are today.  He is married to Jenifer, a school teacher and together they have a blended family of 5 children. 

  • Louise Gahm

    Next Generation

    E-Mail: Lgahm@iamcrossroads.org

    Louise leads our Next Generation ministries which include Kids' City, Student Ministries and Young Adults.  She is married to Jason and together they have two teenage children. 

  • Kari Schneider

    Worship Coordinator

    E-Mail: worship@iamcrossroads.org

    Kari is passionate about sharing worship music with Crossroads.  She's responsible for planning and coordinating the music and musicians for Sunday morning celebrations and special worship events.  

  • Melanie Moscicki

    Social Media Coordinator

    Email: melanie@socialmanna.com

    Melanie is our resident "Social Media Ninja".  She handles all of our digital marketing and engagement.  She loves to sing and shares her love of music with us on Sunday mornings.  When she's not posting you can find her caring for her family or taking in a few moments with friends. 

Church Board

The Church Board is a gifted boy of spirit-filled lay leaders who jointly oversee and sheered the Body of Christ at Crossroads.  The Church Board is made of “Elders” who are elected by the congregation to provide spiritual and governing oversight, and responsible for policy making (as outlined in the constitution) on behalf of the congregation. 

  • Lisa Parrish (2016-2018)

    Lisa was born and raised in Central Iowa.  She loves hiking and following professional  sports teams.  When not on vacation she spends her days as a mortgage loan officer.  

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  • Sam Pagliari (2017-2020) is a retired pharmacist from Pennsylvania.  He's a champion marksmen and enjoys the outdoors. 

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  • Simone Shern (2019)  was born in the mid-west but raised in the Pacific North West.  She is passionate about music having   played in symphony orchestras and  touring throughout Europe.  She enjoys golf, yoga, hiking and horseback riding and traveling. 

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  • Scott Scavo (2019-2021) is from sunny San Diego, California.  Scott is passionate about advancing education in the state of Arizona.  He loves serving and working with youth.   

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  • Pam Dienert (2019-2021) is from North Dakota.  She owns a ranch in SD with her husband.  She works in the mortgage loan department of a community bank.  She enjoys cooking, baking, hiking and being with family and friends.  

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  • Pastor Charles Newman is from L.A. California.  He's an avid Laker and Dodger fan.  In his down time he enjoys traveling,  reading and hanging out with family and  friends. 

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