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.
  • Catherine O'Neal

    Administrative Assistant


    Catherine is the Admin Assistant. Catherine is a married to Matt and a Stay-At-Home Mom to 4 amazing kids as well as foster children. 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.  

  • Toby Haugen

    Worship Coordinator


    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.

  • Michelle Scavo

    Outreach Coordinator


    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.  

  • Michaela Vinton

    Social Media Coordinator


    Michaela lives in Minnesota. She is married to her husband Jim.  They have 2 daughters.  She is an avid horsewoman and barrel racer.  This allows her and her husband to travel and meet new people, which she loves.  She is a lover of all animals big and small but horses are by far her favorite

  • Nicole Crowder

    Next Generation Coordinator


    Nicole is married to Chris and they have two children, son Maxwell and daughter Brooklyn. She is enjoying the opportunity to sing again, as well as work with the children and youth. She is a proud born and raised Presbyterian from Tucson AZ (We have 7 generations in the Presbytery). She works as a substitute 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.
  • 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.

  • 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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  • Seneca Johnson (Secretary, 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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  • 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 (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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