OUr Team


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

  • Charles Newman

    Lead Pastor


    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. 

  • Tim Perlick

    Intern Pastor


    Pastor Tim Perlick will serve as the intern pastor here at Crossroads.  He is completing his pastoral studies at United Lutheran Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.  Pastor Tim is passionate about discipleship in Jesus and loves seeing God working through each of us in bringing God's kingdom into our daily world.  Tim brings a growth mindset to ministry, allowing the Holy Spirit to fill each sibling in Christ with inspired creativity and love.  Tim will server a one year internship in which he will work with our community to further our discipleship efforts and and sustain our ministries.  Tim is married to Andrea with 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.
  • Kelly Dunlap

    Church Admin/Assist. to Pastor Charles


    Kelly Dunlap is responsible for  administration.  Kelly serves as the Church Administrator and Assistant to Pastor Charles.  Kelly is married to Lyle and together they have two boys, Tobee and Kyle.  Kelly was born in Chicago (yes she's a die-hard Bears fan) but has lived in Arizona for 40 years.  She is a huge Disney and Star Wars fan and loves to watch sports.  Kelly is also one of the managers at The Station Coffee Company.   Kelly loves to hang out with her friends and go on dates with her husband.  Kelly can be reached by phone/text at  480-849-2465.

  • Toby Haugen

    Worship Arts Director


    As the Worship Director, Toby is responsible for coordinating and leading worship ministries.  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 an have called Arizona home since 2004. 

  • Michelle Scavo

    Worship Coordinator


    Michelle is responsible for making sure our worship teams run smoothly.  Michelle coordinates with our preaching, music, online and worship volunteer teams  to oversee the worship related ministry operations.   

  • 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.

  • Nicole Crowder

    Next Generation Coordinator


    Nicole is married to Chris and they have two children, son Maxwell and daughter Brooklyn. She is responsible for our Children's Ministry and special events like Summer Camp and family events.  She enjoys singing in our praise band.  Born and raised Presbyterian,  She works as a teacher for FUSD.  Nicole has been involved with the church her whole life. She started leading the Nursery which led to being the Director of Children’s Ministry, and then leading the Youth Group. She also made memories that will last a lifetime through our mission work around town, stateside, and out of the country.
  • Catherine O'Neal

    Student Ministry/FORM Coordinator


    Catherine Coordinates our Student Ministries (6th-12 grade) and together with her husband Matt, they lead, FORM and East Valley Young Adult Ministry. Together they have  4 amazing kids as well as foster 3 children. She was born in Illinois but raised mostly in Iowa until she moved to Arizona as a child. 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.

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

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  • Deb Olson (Secretary 2023-2025) moved to Phoenix full time in August  of 2019 after retiring as a financial advisor for 27 years. Her husband is Michael and our son Matthew lives in Omaha Nebraska.

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  • Scott Scavo (2022-2024) 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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  • 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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  • Tina Justice (Vice President 2022-2024) moved to Arizona from Kentucky ten years ago.  She is a retired teacher who loved her years working with children.  Tina and her husband have two wonderful grandchildren.

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