Meet Our Staff

Alex Young

Pastor (Teaching Elder)

Alex grew up in a Christian home in North Canton, Ohio, and is grateful not to remember a day he did not know the Lord or desire to live for Him.  He has grown in his own faith and has seen God at work in others through various ministries, including Young Life, Stephen Ministry, and Good Works (in Athens, Ohio).  His calling to serve in pastoral ministry was confirmed while serving as an intern at Bethesda Evangelical Church in St. Louis.  Alex is a graduate of Grove City College and Covenant Theological Seminary.  Prior to his call to serve at Crossroads, Alex served as an associate pastor in NW Ohio, where he met and married his wonderful wife, Jenny.  Alex and Jenny have two precious little girls: Joanna and Eden.  Alex is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve as our pastor.

Cindy Riggle

Director of Administration
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Cindy has worked for Crossroads for the past 13  years as the Director of Administration. She is married to Shawn and is the mom of three boys, Aidan, Ethan and Mason. She enjoys reading and skiing.


Hannah Jinks

Director of Music Ministries
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Hannah is the Director of Music Ministries for Crossroads. She  joined Crossroads in 2013 with her husband Rob who is also active in the Music ministry. Hannah graduated from Geneva College with degrees in Music and Spanish.  Hannah and Rob enjoy playing music together as well as hiking. They have three sons, Nathaniel, Reuben and Isaiah.


Vania Root

Financial Administrator
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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 has launched her own business, Creative Cottage.

Robert Mourad

Church Custodian

Colin Dunn

Ruling Elder

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 a company to help leaders build winning teams.  Colin maintains that he has learned more about leadership from raising five children than from any other experience.

Joe Huggins

Ruling Elder

Joe grew up in a Christian home as one of ten siblings (4 biological, 6 adopted).  He attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, TN where he and Kristen met and married. He joined Crossroads as a communing member in early 2017, was ordained to the session in 2019 and retired after 23 years in the Army that same summer. He started working for a DoD contractor shortly after. He and Kristen have three children; Kelsey, Kate and Marcus and a son-in-law, Kelsey’s husband Frank Amato.  Joe works with the Men’s ministry and Christian education and his wife and daughters are part of the praise team.  His daughters got all of their musical talent from him, because they didn’t leave any left for him to use.

Josh Kiihne

Ruling Elder

Josh Kiihne, his wife Sarah, and their three children have worshiped at Crossroads since arriving in Northern VA in 2006.  Joining the session in early 2018, Josh enjoys wrestling with weighty matters like “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”  Retired from the Marine Corps, Josh now works at the MITRE Corporation.

Greg Mourad

Ruling Elder

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 and volunteering on the sound crew. Greg and his wife Diana have one married son, a grandson, and four children at home.

Aaron Root

Ruling Elder
Ruling Elder Aaron Root, a Minnesota native, works as a municipal treasurer by day, and serves in discipleship, music, and financial oversight ministries at Crossroads. Much of the latter is in conjunction with his wife, Vania, who serves as Crossroads’ Financial Administrator. Aaron and Vania have three grown up children.

Jim Neice


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 over 30 years and have four children, and two grandchildren.  He enjoys running and reading.

Leonard (“Van”) Van Lowe


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.

Robert Jinks


Ordained as a deacon in 2016, Rob is husband to Hannah Jinks and father of three boys, Nathaniel, Reuben and Isaiah. Rob graduated from Geneva College with a double major in music and business. His musical skills are now used at Crossroads through singing and playing the flute and saxophone, while his business skills are put to good work in his own photography company. The business primarily focuses on wedding, event, and family photography, but Rob loves using images to tell stories in any way he can.

John Stolnis

John Stolnis has been a Deacon at Crossroads since 2019 and spends much of his free time chasing around his three young sons and being a husband to his amazing wife, Amy. He’s a news journalism professional who works as News Manager for Westwood One News Radio in Washington, and as a native of Philadelphia also podcasts and writes articles about the Phillies and Eagles. John volunteers by helping to run the sound board on Sundays as well as ushering and any other tasks that may arise!

Heidi Wethered

Nursery Director

Heidi grew up in Williamsport, Maryland. She attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel) where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work degrees.  She also went on to receive her Master’s degree in Special Education Program Management from Western Maryland.   She has been married to Bennett, an ordained evangelist with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, for 30 years.  They moved to Virginia in 2003 where Bennett served as pastor. They have two daughters, Hannah and Becca.  Hannah is married to Rob, and she is the Music Director for Crossroads.  They have two sons who I love being with!  Becca currently lives in Richmond and works for a non-profit healthcare clinic and is serving as music director of her church. Heidi has been a member of Crossroads since 2015.  Currently, she works with the Prince William County Adult Education Program and teaches English at a local homeschool co-op, CHESS.  She enjoys reading and scrapbooking in her free time.

Linda Neice


Linda Neice has lived in Montclair Virginia for over ten years with her husband Jim. Together they have four children and two granddaughters and a lively Black Lab named Winston. As part of her husband’s Air Force career Linda has lived in many different locations, including in England and Germany. She understands that there are times in life when we face an unexpected heartache, a difficult season, or a problem that evades easy solutions. Her passion is to walk alongside others, to listen to their particular experience of the brokenness of this world and to know that Jesus meets us in unexpected ways during suffering.

Since returning to the states Linda earned three levels of certification from Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She enjoys music, biking and hiking in beautiful Virginia, and skiing in Utah with her granddaughters and family.