Meet Our Staff

Rev. Don Sampson

Senior Pastor (Teaching Elder)

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. Don holds a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Don and his wife Nancy have been married for 36 years. They have two grown daughters.

Cindy Riggle

Director of Administration
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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 Jinks

Director of Music Ministries
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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 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

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.”  Recently 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, 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.

Aaron Root

Ruling Elder

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 a guitarist with the Crossroads Praise Team. He and Vania have two sons and one daughter.

Jim Neice

Deacon

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.

Leonard (“Van”) Van Lowe

Deacon

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

Deacon

John Stolnis

Deacon
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.