Kevin Hardy, Lead Pastor
Kevin has been the Lead Pastor since October 2000. He has a passion for people and loves to communicate God’s Word in a relevant way. He leads the church by modeling a genuine love for God and all people. He has a Master’s in Pastoral Leadership and a BA in Religion. Kevin is married to Jane who partners with him in ministry. They have 3 children, Weston, Patrick and Kristin. Kevin loves to play golf, read, and spend time with his family. Born and raised in Boston, he is a passionate fan of Boston sports.
Sam Montijo, Worship & Technology Pastor
Pastor Sam leads the music department and oversees sound, lighting, media and other technological areas. His passion is to lead people to a closer relationship to God through the ministry of worship. Sam has been happily married to his wife Ruth for 18 years and has three wonderful children, Jasmine, Jonathan, and Ashley. In his off time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching the latest super-hero movie, or just hanging out with his family. His life’s motto is, “Live. Laugh. Love.” He has a genuine heart to see the lost saved through the restoring power of Jesus Christ. He believes that we show God’s love through building lasting relationships and empowering people to use their gifts for God’s glory. Sam joined the Crossroads staff in June of 2014.
Jesse Happel, Youth Pastor
Pastor Jesse is a 1998 graduate of Liberty University, and the Pastor of Young Adults at Crossroads. He has been in full time Christian ministry for 15 years, including the past 6 as a pastor. He has a passion for helping students go deeper in their personal walks with God during the times of adolescence. Jesse’s wife Kiley is heavily involved in serving in the youth ministry as well. The Happels adore their two children, Declan and Adelyn, who also love Jesus with all of their hearts, and enjoy making the students laugh.
Richard Brash, Pastor of Community Engagement
Pastor Richard joined the Crossroads staff in November 2015. He and his wife Karen have attended and served at Crossroads since August 2004. Richard’s quiver is full with 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and one on the way in December 2015. Richard worked in the corporate world until he started his consulting business in August 2012. The transition into ministry started in earnest when Richard answered the call to get ready in April 2014. Last May, Richard and his family went to Curaçao to begin a new work of the Church of the Nazarene on that Island. Richard’s role at Crossroads is to help mobilize the church community to engage the community outside the church. By being the hands and feet of Christ, the church will become a parable of Jesus in our community and the world.
Jane Hardy, Administrative Assistant
Jane has been working in the office at Crossroads since January of 2005. She is Pastor Kevin’s partner in life and ministry. She stumbled into her position after one phone call asking her to “fill in”. That one call has led to 10 years of working at the church. Jane loves being able to use her business degree and ministry experience to assist in the building of God’s kingdom. Her first love is her family and she will she always consider herself a full time wife and mother.
Chris Beck, Children's Ministry Assistant
Chris joined the Crossroads staff in June 2015. Her start in children’s ministry began as a teen in the United Brethren Church, where her father was a pastor. Chris began her volunteer ministry at Crossroads with VBS in 2003, and has served in various roles throughout the church since. Chris also works for HCPSS as a substitute teacher and as a Para Educator in Special Education. Her husband, Jake, is her biggest supporter and encourager in life. Together they have the pleasure of raising two fun-loving girls, Sydney (15) and Avery (12). During her down time, Chris enjoys reading, decorating, cheering on her girls at sporting events, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Norman Huffman, Administrative & Small Groups Pastor
Pastor Norm was born the oldest of 5 siblings in Fairbanks, Alaska and later moved to Vancouver, Washington. In 2005, Norm married Lorene who is from Oceanside, California and is active duty in the United States Air Force. Together they have been stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii and Monterey, California. They have 1 daughter (Madelyn, 5) and a son (Thomas, 3). Norman attended George Fox University where he received his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Lubbock Christian University where he completed his M.A. in Ministry. Norman is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Professional Counselor. He has lived in Maryland since June 2013, and came on staff with Crossroads in April 2014.
Christina Jones, Children's Pastor
Pastor Christina joined the staff in 2010. She has a passion for influencing the hearts of children and families in their relationship with Christ. This began at a very early age while she grew up in a pastor’s home. This continues in her own home, with a family of three active elementary children, Isaiah, Elizabeth and Micah. Christina is able to fulfill her various roles in the home and church due to her biggest supporter, Jeff, her husband. God has used all of her previous experiences as an Assistant Prosecutor, MOPS coordinator and camp counselor to equip her to serve Him and His church.
Shane Valenstein, Church Planter at City on a Hill Community Church
Pastor Shane started working on staff at the age of 18 as a part time janitor. In 2007 he came on as a part time middle school youth pastor, and in the fall of 2011 he became the full time youth pastor. Shane has a huge passion for seeing teenagers pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Shane loves to spend time with his wife, play any sport, and just have fun in whatever he is doing. He has been married to his gorgeous wife Lauren for one year.
Amanda Ganger, Administrative Assistant
Amanda has a degree in social work from UMBC where she met her husband Sam, and together they have the joy of raising the cutest kids on the planet, Kaedin & Violet. Amanda grew up at Crossroads and keeps our office running smoothly by assisting all the pastors in a variety of tasks. When she isn't at her desk or changing diapers, she is home cooking up delicious dinners.
Mason Wingate, Food Service Manager
Mason Wingate currently serves as Crossroads’ Food Services Manager. He remembers as a little boy in the kitchen watching his mother prepare delicious meals for her family. He then developed a passion for cooking himself and helped his mother whenever he was needed. With over 30 years of experience in the culinary field, Mason has been able to work with some of the world’s finest chefs. In 2013, he received his certification as a ServSafe Manager, from the Restaurant Association of Maryland. He enjoys catering and sees it as an important ministry in the church. He also loves preparing various dishes for his wife Rita. Mason continues to serve God’s people, with both natural and spiritual food.