Don Sampson was ordained and installed as the organizing pastor of Crossroads in 2001. He now serves half-time as senior pastor while pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 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. After earning a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, Don was called by Harvester PCA in Springfield to plant a daughter church in Woodbridge. Don and his wife Nancy have been married for 30 years. The Sampsons have two grown daughters.
Born and raised in the area, Tim and his wife Dorothy love serving Christ right here in their hometown. Recently ordained, Tim serves as Assistant Pastor. He has been called to preach about three times a month while Senior Pastor Don Sampson is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. Tim also oversees the Christian Education Program as well as the Outreach and Evangelism efforts of Crossroads. Besides reading and spending time with family, Tim also loves to exercise and eat (which he feels are two activities that work well together). Dorothy and he also enjoy music, art and movies together as well.
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. Cindy is married to Shawn and has 3 sons, Aidan (8); Ethan (6); and Mason (4). They enjoy skiing as a family.
Linda Neice is the Director of Music Ministries for Crossroads PCA. With a strong heart for others, she is also excited to be a part-time student at CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation) at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. She, her husband Jim, and their four children enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors.
A senior at Forest Park High School, Matthew has been serving as Lord’s Day Administrator at Crossroads for the past 3 years. He has served on the Cherokee Mission Team for the past two years as well and enjoys basketball and competitive academics.
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 US 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 US 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.
Kim Haney served 22 years in the US Air Force, retiring September 2006. He has been employed as a Civil Servant for the Dept. of Defense Inspector General’s Office since 2008. Kim has been a Ruling Elder in the PCA since 2002. He will celebrate 30 years of marriage on October 1, 2013. He and his wife have one child, Amanda, age 20.
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 and four younger 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 singer and lead guitarist with the Crossroads Praise Team. He and Vania have two sons and one daughter.
Recently ordained as a deacon, Kevin McMullen – with Chuck Assadourian – also runs the Crossroads Youth Ministry. For the past two years, he has served as construction lead on Crossroads’ annual mission trip to Cherokee, NC. He works as a contractor and, previous to that, served on staff for several years with YoungLife. He has a wonderful wife, Rachael, who was already attending Crossroads when he met her, and one young son.
Jim Neice has been a Deacon at Crossroads since 2009. He served 20 years in the US 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 26 years and have four children, Rachel, Derek, Emily and Claire as well as a new son-in-law, Ben. He enjoys running, reading and occasionally helps Linda as a member of the Crossroads Praise Team.
As Treasurer, Bill Tapolcai has served faithfully on the Crossroads diaconate for several years. He retired from the US 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.