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 5 children. 

  • Toby Haugen

    Worship Coordinator

    E-mail: thaugen@iamcrossroads.org

    As the Worship Coordinator, Toby has a background in music education and school leadership.  He has a passion for using music as a vehicle for people to worship and experience God.  He and his wife Melissa have three sons and have called Arizona home since 2004.

  • Louise Gahm

    Director of Next Generation

    E-Mail: Lgahm@iamcrossroads.org

    Louise serves as Director for Next Generation. As the Director for Next Gen. she oversees our team of volunteers that works with Children, Student ministries and coordinates special Next Gen events.  She is married to Jason and together they have two teenagers children. 

  • Michelle Scavo

    Discipline & Missions Coordinator

    Email: m.scavo@iamcrossroads.org

    Michelle is passionate about seeing everyone involved in active ministry engagement.  If you are ready to get involved, there's no better time than now.  She can help you discover a variety of opportunities to grow and serve through Crossroads.  Michelle loves scrapbooking and reading.  Michelle is married to Scott and together they have 3 children.  

  • 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. Melanie is married to Paul with 3 children. 

  • Catherine O'Neal

    Administrative Assistant


    Catherine is the Admin Assistant to Pr Charles and supports the church office.  Catherine is a married to Matt and a Stay-At-Home Mom to 4 amazing kids as well as 1 foster child. Born in Illinois and raised mostly in Iowa until she moved to Arizona. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing.  

  • Rachel Evans

    ASU Ministry Program Director


    Rachel has a passion for building community and supporting individuals to find their own way to shine. She runs a children's  theatre in San Tan Valley.  Currently, she is a student at Arizona State University in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Rachel is a LGBTQIA+ advocate, and artist and is raising 3 stellar children.

  • Mikayla Mitchell

    Kid City Coordinator


    Mikayla loves kids.  She currently works at a local elementary school as a paraprofessional.  In her free time she loves to hang out with her family and friends.  She loves nature and finding new hobbies. Mikayla is looking forward to creating fun and safe environment what kids want to come.

  • Hailey Grove

    Worship Production Coordinator


    Hailey lives in Rochester, NY and is going to college at North Point University in NC. Her major is in Pop Culture and Media Production.  In her free time she loves to spend time with friends and family.  She is super excited to be a part of the Crossroads online worship and looks forward to creating an online experience that will bring the community closer together.

Church Board

The Church Board is a gifted body of spirit-filled 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.  As well as being responsible for poly making (as outlined in the constitution) on behalf of the congregation.

  • Pastor Charles Newman (President) 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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  • Lisa Parrish (Vice President, 2020-2022)

    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 (Treasurer, 2021-2023) is a retired pharmacist from Pennsylvania.  He's a champion marksmen and enjoys the outdoors. 

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  • Pam Dienert (Secretary 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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  • 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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  • Seneca Johnson (2020-2022) is a very proud mother of two and is blessed with an amazing husband. She loves going camping with family and friends. She is a 2nd grade teacher and absolutely loves it!  Serving others is one of her favorite things to do.

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  • Jan Martin (2021-2023) moved to Arizona in 1958 and raised all her kids here. She came from Presbyterian and Baptist background before coming to Crossroads.  She loves working with community things and helping people.

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