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.
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.
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 protecting, nurturing, learning from, and teaching others. Retired from the Marine Corps, Josh now supports the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Leonard (“Van”) Van Lowe
Leonard (“Van”) Van Lowe was ordained as a deacon at Crossroads in May 2013 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.
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.
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.
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.