Leadership


Meet the Staff!
  

 Favorite Bible Verse
“. . . I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people... I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view.... I did all this because of the Message. I didn't just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!”

1 Cor 9:19b-23
(The Message)

 

Rev. Michael Saunders, Senior Pastor

Born in Eastern Canada into a Christian home, Pastor Mike began a career in policing in 1981 and served in Vancouver, British Columbia, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sussex, New Brunswick (all Canadian Cities) as a police officer until 1994. (14 years)

The Lord called Pastor Mike into ministry through his working as a lay youth pastor at his home church in Fredericton N.B. As a result of this call and deep desire to serve the Lord and reach the lost, Pastor Mike resigned from policing in 1994 and entered Bethany Bible College to pursue a degree in Pastoral Ministries. So began the long road to ordination. Pastor Mike continued his educational pursuits taking courses at Indiana Wesleyan University, Houghton College and Dalhousie University. Pastor Mike was ordained in the Wesleyan Church at the Penn-Jersey District Conference in July, 2000.

Pastor Mike’s first ministry position was as youth pastor at Warsaw Wesleyan Church, (Warsaw, Indiana). He served there for 3 years. Pastor Mike also pastored three other Wesleyan churches, (Plattsburg, NY, Stroudsburg, PA, and Willow Grove, PA) before resigning from ministry in 2006 to return home to be with his ailing father in Canada. There, Mike resumed his career as a police officer in 2006, working as a Major Crime Detective.  After two years in policing, Pastor Mike felt God calling him to return to ministry and went to pastor a church in Bridgeton, NJ.  In 2010, God led Pastor Mike back to CrossWay Community Church in Willow Grove, PA  where he is currently serving as Senior Pastor.

Pastor Mike and his wife Diane, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Their daughter Lindsay is on CrossWay's worship team.

You can reach Pastor Mike at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  pastormike@crosswaytoday.org

To hear Pastor Mike's sermons online, click here. You'll be able to hear them as an MP3 file or via a podcast in iTunes.


Favorite Bible Verse
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Rev 3:20 (NIV)

Rev. David Smith, Assistant Pastor of Pastoral Care and Global Missions

Pastor David Smith was converted to Christianity as a university student in Munich, Germany after hearing a short gospel presentation from another student.  He was led into the ministry and while studying at Asbury College in Kentucky, he learned about missions. He was so influenced by what he heard that he asked God to let him take the gospel to a place that had never heard it before.  While awaiting God's answer, Pastor Dave pastored a circuit of four United Methodist churches in Ohio while his wife Linda taught third grade.  Eventually, God led Pastor Dave and Linda to become missionaries for WEC International in West Africa.  They went to the eastern half of Guinea-Bissau where they served in a primarily Muslim community from 1976-1980. Remarkably, Pastor Dave and Linda were able to plant four Christian churches in four years in this primarily Muslim area.

After returning to America to serve at the WEC International USA headquarters, Pastor Dave and Linda joined CrossWay Community Church (then First Wesleyan Church), serving in many support roles.  They have been members members since 1980. More than anything else, Pastor Dave and Linda desire to see people come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and fall deeply in love with God.  They see their role at CrossWay as encouragers. Many in our congregation would wholeheartedly agree. Pastor Dave serves as CrossWay's IMAP Global Parters Director and Director of Senior Care.

Pastor Dave and his wife Linda still live and work at the WEC International USA headquarters in Fort Washington, PA. Dave works as the Facilities Manager and Director of the New Building Program.  Linda serves as the English School Director and the kitchen manager. Married in 1972, they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Their daughter Becky is also active in various support roles at CrossWay Community Church.

You can reach Pastor Dave at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  globalmissions@crosswaytoday.org.

 



Favorite Bible Verse
"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”

Phil 1:6 (NIV)

 

Laurel Rowedder, Office Manager 

Laurel grew up in Willow Grove and graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1987.  After some years of being home with her children, Laurel realized something was missing in her life and began to search. Laurel enrolled her son T.J. in Seedlings Nursery School (held in the First Wesleyan Church). Feeling a connection and realizing her passion to teach children, Laurel acquired a part-time position as an Aide for Seedlings. Pastor Mike encouraged Laurel to attend services and shortly thereafter she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized and felt the need to continue to serve in ministry. Laurel moved up to obtain the position of Director for Seedlings and Secretary for the First Wesleyan Church and served for 5 years.  In 2006, during a Pastoral change in the church, Laurel acquired a full-time position with a Christian based company, Lakeside Educational Network, as an Administrative Assistant. After working 7 years full-time at Lakeside, Laurel began to feel the need to spend more time with her family and God was leading her back to her church to serve in ministry there.  In May, 2013, Laurel accepted the position of CrossWay Community Church Office Manager.

Laurel and her husband Dave live in Hatboro, PA, with their 5 children, ranging in ages from 23 to 9 years old and have 1 grandson. Their son, T.J. Moore, plays guitar and drums for the worship team. Laurel and Dave currently serve in the Hospitality Ministry and Dave helps out wherever the need may be in the church. Dave and Laurel feel a strong commitment to CrossWay Community Church and strive to serve their church family and the surrounding community.

You can reach Laurel in the office from 9am to 4pm at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  info@crosswaytoday.org.

 



Favorite Bible Verse     "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."  Eph. 3:17-19 (NIV)

Susan Swanson, Administrative Assistant

Susan Swanson grew up in Warrington and graduated from C.B. West in 1998.  Susan has attended CrossWay Community Church her entire life and is where she married and is now raising her children.  After being a stay at home mom for almost nine years she decided to take a position as Administrative Assistant for CrossWay.  Susan has previously worked for Veith Law Firm and does some wedding and party planning on the side.  CrossWay is her home and where her heart is.  It is her desire to see continued growth by supporting ministry however she can and that everyone who attends CrossWay will feel welcome.

Susan and her husband Curt just purchased their first home in 2013 and live in Chalfont, PA with their two young boys, Luke and Bryce.  Susan and Curt currently serve on the worship team and as LifeGroup leaders and enjoy serving wherever they might be needed.   Susan also loves opening her home to friends and family and hosting meals and gatherings. 

 You can reach Susan Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:15am to 3pm at (215) 675-1773 or via email at admin@crosswaytoday.org

 

 

 


 

Ministry Leaders

Sharon Curtis, Church Treasurer/Accountant

You can reach Sharon at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  treasurer@crosswaytoday.org



Jeff North, LBA Vice Chairman

You can reach Jeff at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  info@crosswaytoday.org



Jeff North, C-4 Committee Chairman

You can reach Jeff at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  info@crosswaytoday.org



Charles Jarvis, Head Trustee

You can reach Charlie at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  trustees@crosswaytoday.org



Brenda Zimmerman, CrossWay Kidz & VBS (Mid-week Children's Programs) Director

You can reach Brenda at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  kids@crosswaytoday.org


 

Jeff Page, Director of Youth Ministry

You can reach Jeff at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  youth@crosswaytoday.org



Heather North, Worship Director

You can reach Heather at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  worship@crosswaytoday.org



Fred Jerman, iCare Team Director

You can reach Cathy at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  icare@crosswaytoday.org


 

Curt Swanson, LifeGroups Director

You can reach Curt at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  lifegroups@crosswaytoday.org


 

Laurel Rowedder, Communications/Social Media Director

You can reach Laurel at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  communications@crosswaytoday.org



Josh Noriega, Celebrate Recovery Director

You can reach Josh at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  cr@crosswaytoday.org



Diane Saunders, Prayer Ministry Director

You can reach Diane at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  prayer@crosswaytoday.org



Stan and Helen Karol, Hospitality Ministry Director

Please contact the office (215) 675-1773 or via email at hospitality@crosswaytoday.org


 

Stan and Helen Karol, Congregational Assimilation Director

You can reach Stan at (215) 675-1773 or via email at hospitality@crosswaytoday.org


  

 Luisa Villavicencio-Mitchell, Spanish Ministry Director

You can reach Luisa at (215) 675-1773 or via email at  info@crosswaytoday.org



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SUNDAYS: 9am & 10:45am Sunday Services
MONDAYS: 5:30pm Prayer Meeting  |  7:00pm Celebrate Recovery
WEDNESDAYS: 6:30pm CrossWay Kidz  |  6:30pm Youth Group

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