Don Sampson was ordained and installed as the organizing pastor of Crossroads in 2001. In 1996, after serving 14 years as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, Don resigned from active duty to follow the Lord’s leading to pursue a calling to become a full-time pastor. He continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve until retiring in 2007 at the rank of colonel. After earning a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, Don was called by Harvester PCA in Springfield to plant Crossroads as a daughter congregation. He is now in the final stages of the Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Don and his wife Nancy have been married for 35 years. They have two grown daughters.
Cindy has been working at Crossroads since 2008. She previously spent 10 years at the International Monetary Fund and 2 years at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving as the Director of Administration at Crossroads, Cindy is active in supporting the women’s ministry at Crossroads. She and her husband Shawn have 3 sons, Aidan, Ethan, and Mason. They enjoy skiing as a family.
Hannah is the Director of Music Ministries for Crossroads. She has recently joined Crossroads with her husband Rob who is also active in the Music ministry. Hannah graduated from Geneva College with degrees in Music and Spanish. Aside from her work at Crossroads she teaches piano lessons at Allegro Community Music School in Old Town Warrenton. Hannah and Rob enjoy playing music together as well as hiking. They have two sons, Nathaniel and Reuben.
Vania is our Financial Guru at Crossroads. She and her husband, Aaron, have 3 children: Matthew, Catherine and Daniel. Not only is Vania gifted in finance and accounting, but she is also a skilled crafter and likes to spend her free time quilting.
Colin Dunn is a work in progress. Thank goodness, he married “up.” Maria is from Rhode Island, Colin is from Florida, and they met in Hawaii. They have five kids. It may have been the geography. Go figure. After a career in the U.S. Army Field Artillery, Colin started his own company. His mission: To help leaders build winning teams. He does that through training, coaching, and consulting. His most interesting job in the U.S. Army was leading the American Forces Network—the “Good Morning Vietnam” soldiers and civilians who bring American radio and television programs overseas to our troops. Colin maintains that he has learned more about leadership from raising five children than from any other experience.
Greg Mourad, a University of Virginia grad, serves as the Vice President of National Right to Work. He has also served for many years as a ruling elder at Crossroads, overseeing the men’s ministry and volunteering on the sound crew. Greg and his wife Diana have one married son, a grandson, and four children still at home.
Ruling Elder Aaron Root has the joyful task of overseeing the church budget, for which the rest of the staff are all very thankful! Overseeing the budget often lends to his working in conjunction with his wife, Vania, who serves as Crossroads’ Financial Administrator. Aaron, a native of Minnesota, also volunteers regularly as both a singer and lead guitarist with the Crossroads Praise Team. He and Vania have two sons and one daughter.
Jim Neice has been a Deacon at Crossroads since 2009. He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, 13 of which were in Europe! He retired in April 2009 and now works as a logistics planner on Ft. Belvoir. He and his wife Linda have been married for 31 years and have four children, and one grandchild. He enjoys running and reading.
As Treasurer, Bill Tapolcai has served faithfully on the Crossroads diaconate for several years. He retired from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and, with his wife Peggy, has three grown children – John, Daniel, and Rebekah – and a new daughter-in-law, Danya, to whom their oldest son was recently married.
Leonard (“Van”) Van Lowe was ordained as a deacon at Crossroads in May 2013 and was excited to have much of his family in town to celebrate with him, including his newest baby granddaughter. In addition to serving as a deacon, Van coordinates the ushers’ schedule and assists the church treasurer. Van and his wife Peggy are also actively involved in the Special Needs Ministry at Crossroads. Having received his Master’s Degree from George Washington University, he works as an independent web consultant.