Crossway Staff

Inquiring minds wanted to know a little bit more about the staff at CrossWay Church, so we asked.

  1. What is your role at CrossWay?
  2. What song do you love or have on repeat right now?
  3. What is on your list of your favorite things to do for fun?
Shauna Barnes Communications Coordinator shaunab@crosswayc.org 1. I communicate. My job is to make sure that the message CrossWay puts forth is available and understood. This could be through social media, the website or other media. 2. I really love the song "Come to the River" by Housefires right now, but I'm also a classical girl at heart. "Valse Sentimentale" by Tchaikovsky is a favorite. 3. Oh man...I love a good game night. And I'm good at game nights. I like to win. Who doesn't like a little competition?

Shauna Barnes
Communications Coordinator
shaunab@crosswayc.org

1. I communicate. My job is to make sure that the message CrossWay puts forth is available and understood. This could be through social media, the website or other media.
2. I really love the song "Come to the River" by Housefires right now, but I'm also a classical girl at heart. "Valse Sentimentale" by Tchaikovsky is a favorite.
3. Oh man...I love a good game night. And I'm good at game nights. I like to win. Who doesn't like a little competition?

Dave Berghuis Associate Pastor, Live Ministries daveb@crosswayc.org 1. My job is to make sure that people understand that Live Ministries is about serving. The focus is to Love God, Love Others and Go and Do, as referenced in Luke 10:27-37. 2. Jack Johnson's "Upside Down" from the Curious George Soundtrack. 3. I like to watch an old black and white mystery movie like Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan on a cloudy day, with the widows open, and a cool breeze coming through.

Dave Berghuis
Associate Pastor, Live Ministries
daveb@crosswayc.org

1. My job is to make sure that people understand that Live Ministries is about serving. The focus is to Love God, Love Others and Go and Do, as referenced in Luke 10:27-37.
2. Jack Johnson's "Upside Down" from the Curious George Soundtrack.
3. I like to watch an old black and white mystery movie like Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan on a cloudy day, with the widows open, and a cool breeze coming through.

Carla Corbin Children's Ministries Associate Director carlac@crosswayc.org 1. I'm here to love God, and love and lead the kids and volunteers 2. Two songs I really like are "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and "Forever Reign" 3. I like to binge watch Netflix and hang out with friends and family.

Carla Corbin
Children's Ministries Associate Director
carlac@crosswayc.org

1. I'm here to love God, and love and lead the kids and volunteers
2. Two songs I really like are "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and "Forever Reign"
3. I like to binge watch Netflix and hang out with friends and family.

Sue Edington Children's Ministries Director susane@crosswayc.org 1. At CrossWay, I partner with parents to reach ‘em, grow ‘em, send ‘em! 2. I really like “Tell the World” by Lecrae 3. I enjoy reading and walking, but not usually together!

Sue Edington
Children's Ministries Director
susane@crosswayc.org

1. At CrossWay, I partner with parents to reach ‘em, grow ‘em, send ‘em!
2. I really like “Tell the World” by Lecrae
3. I enjoy reading and walking, but not usually together!

Hannah Englund Children's Ministries Elementary Coordinator hannahe@crosswayc.org 1. I'm part of the KidVenture team that works together, partnering with parents to show kids how to have a real relationship with God. I help plan events and then have a lot of fun participating! 2. I've been listening to Lacey Sturm's entire album "Life Screams" since I bought it, but I especially love her song "I'm Not Laughing". I love her story so much that I ended up getting her book "The Reason". 3. In what little free time I can find, I love hanging out with my family and friends, reading (especially mysteries, I love Sherlock Holmes!), and I've even been in some plays and musicals which I had a lot of fun with.

Hannah Englund
Children's Ministries Elementary Coordinator
hannahe@crosswayc.org

1. I'm part of the KidVenture team that works together, partnering with parents to show kids how to have a real relationship with God. I help plan events and then have a lot of fun participating!
2. I've been listening to Lacey Sturm's entire album "Life Screams" since I bought it, but I especially love her song "I'm Not Laughing". I love her story so much that I ended up getting her book "The Reason".
3. In what little free time I can find, I love hanging out with my family and friends, reading (especially mysteries, I love Sherlock Holmes!), and I've even been in some plays and musicals which I had a lot of fun with.

Amy Esposito Administrative Assistant amye@crosswayc.org 1. For CrossWay, I handle administration in the operations area. 2. I don't have a specific song on repeat right now, but I love almost every style of music. Currently my favorite Pandora station is Pentatonix. 3. Vacations with my family is definitely at the top of the list of my favorite things. I also love watching our boys participate in their sports and music.

Amy Esposito
Administrative Assistant
amye@crosswayc.org

1. For CrossWay, I handle administration in the operations area.
2. I don't have a specific song on repeat right now, but I love almost every style of music. Currently my favorite Pandora station is Pentatonix.
3. Vacations with my family is definitely at the top of the list of my favorite things. I also love watching our boys participate in their sports and music.

Dr. Jason Esposito Lead Pastor jasone@crosswayc.org 1. I handle church leadership, staff and elder leadership, vision, pastoral duties, preaching and teaching. 2. I like everything 80's; and especially Keith Green and Bethel Music. 3. For me, some of my favorites are vacations with the family, watching and playing sports, movies and reading. 

Dr. Jason Esposito
Lead Pastor
jasone@crosswayc.org

1. I handle church leadership, staff and elder leadership, vision, pastoral duties, preaching and teaching.
2. I like everything 80's; and especially Keith Green and Bethel Music.
3. For me, some of my favorites are vacations with the family, watching and playing sports, movies and reading. 

Mark Flynn Executive Pastor markf@crosswayc.org 1. My role is to support and enhance leadership with individuals and the director team. 2. "King of My Heart" (live version) by Sarah McMillan is one of my favorites. 3. Reading, walking our dog and time with family are how I like to spend my free time.  

Mark Flynn
Executive Pastor
markf@crosswayc.org

1. My role is to support and enhance leadership with individuals and the director team.
2. "King of My Heart" (live version) by Sarah McMillan
is one of my favorites.
3. Reading, walking our dog and time with family are how I like to spend my free time.
 

Jim Hovorka Pastor Emeritus jimh@crosswayc.org 1. I work to unite, connect and teach the seniors at CrossWay. I also try to encourage them to become leaders. 2. The first song that comes to mind is "Jesus Love Me". 3. For fun, I like spending time with my family whenever I can.

Jim Hovorka
Pastor Emeritus
jimh@crosswayc.org

1. I work to unite, connect and teach the seniors at CrossWay. I also try to encourage them to become leaders.
2. The first song that comes to mind is "Jesus Love Me".
3. For fun, I like spending time with my family whenever I can.

Marques Jones Campus Pastor, North Milwaukee marquesj@crosswayc.org 1. My job is to lead the people of CrossWay North Milwaukee. 2. I like the song "Fear" by Lecrae. 3. For fun, I like playing princess Monopoly with my daughters.

Marques Jones
Campus Pastor, North Milwaukee
marquesj@crosswayc.org

1. My job is to lead the people of CrossWay North Milwaukee.
2. I like the song "Fear" by Lecrae.
3. For fun, I like playing princess Monopoly with my daughters.

Travis Knapp Pastor, Worship & Arts travisk@crosswayc.org 1. My job is to lead our congregation in worship, train and build up our worship-related teams, and help plan and hone our worship experiences at CrossWay 2. A song I really love is "God You Are My God" on the album Live at the Tracking Room by One Sonic Society. 3. For fun I like taking long walks outdoors with my family, enjoying our fire pit in the backyard, snowboarding, and being amazed by good nature documentaries!

Travis Knapp
Pastor, Worship & Arts
travisk@crosswayc.org

1. My job is to lead our congregation in worship, train and build up our worship-related teams, and help plan and hone our worship experiences at CrossWay
2. A song I really love is "God You Are My God" on the album Live at the Tracking Room by One Sonic Society.
3. For fun I like taking long walks outdoors with my family, enjoying our fire pit in the backyard, snowboarding, and being amazed by good nature documentaries!

Ashley Kniesz Custodian ashleyk@crosswayc.org 1. My job involves cleaning the church for all the services. 2. I really like the song "Chances" by Athlete 3. Binge watching Doctor Who and spending time with my nieces and nephews is really what I enjoy doing for fun.

Ashley Kniesz
Custodian
ashleyk@crosswayc.org

1. My job involves cleaning the church for all the services.
2. I really like the song "Chances" by Athlete
3. Binge watching Doctor Who and spending time with my nieces and nephews is really what I enjoy doing for fun.

Erika Lenhof Administrative Assistant erikal@crosswayc.org 1. For CrossWay, my major responsibilities involve the front office, doing a variety of things to help keep organized. 2. My favorite song often changes, but I always come back to “All Things New” by Sidewalk Prophets 3. Currently, being outside is my favorite thing.

Erika Lenhof
Administrative Assistant
erikal@crosswayc.org

1. For CrossWay, my major responsibilities involve the front office, doing a variety of things to help keep organized.
2. My favorite song often changes, but I always come back to “All Things New” by Sidewalk Prophets
3. Currently, being outside is my favorite thing.

Pam Ly Administrative Assistant paml@crosswayc.org 1. I help with the front end office duties and assist Pastor Marques with our Milwaukee campus. 2. None, I don't have any song or even playlist to listen to. My repeat is whatever is playing on the radio when I'm driving. 3. My favorite thing to do for fun would be to spend time with my husband and kids, whether it be going to the park for a picnic, going camping, fishing, out to eat, a walk, etc...

Pam Ly
Administrative Assistant
paml@crosswayc.org

1. I help with the front end office duties and assist Pastor Marques with our Milwaukee campus.
2. None, I don't have any song or even playlist to listen to. My repeat is whatever is playing on the radio when I'm driving.
3. My favorite thing to do for fun would be to spend time with my husband and kids, whether it be going to the park for a picnic, going camping, fishing, out to eat, a walk, etc...

JoAnne Miller Office Manager joannem@crosswayc.org 1. My primary role at CrossWay is to keep on top of the scheduling & organizing details related to the business and facility side of church. I try to keep chaos at bay and prevent things from dropping through the cracks! 2. I don’t do repeat or I go nuts—Google Play Music in the background (most recently mellow solo piano or classic bossa nova play lists) helps me chill. 3. When I’m alone, I love to read, hike, garden—but my grandkids are my most favorite fun these days!

JoAnne Miller
Office Manager
joannem@crosswayc.org

1. My primary role at CrossWay is to keep on top of the scheduling & organizing details related to the business and facility side of church. I try to keep chaos at bay and prevent things from dropping through the cracks!
2. I don’t do repeat or I go nuts—Google Play Music in the background (most recently mellow solo piano or classic bossa nova play lists) helps me chill.
3. When I’m alone, I love to read, hike, garden—but my grandkids are my most favorite fun these days!

Jason Montano Associate Pastor, Grow Ministries jasonm@crosswayc.org 1. My role is to help people grow closer to God and to others at CrossWay Church. 2. My favorite music involves the 80’s Pop Radio station on Pandora. 3. For fun, I enjoy running 1/2 and full marathons, camping-boating-fishing-hunting, and tearing up noobs on PS4.  

Jason Montano
Associate Pastor, Grow Ministries
jasonm@crosswayc.org

1. My role is to help people grow closer to God and to others at CrossWay Church.
2. My favorite music involves the 80’s Pop Radio station on Pandora.
3. For fun, I enjoy running 1/2 and full marathons, camping-boating-fishing-hunting, and tearing up noobs on PS4.

 

Sherry Riesterer Ministry Assistant sherryr@crosswayc.org 1. My role is to manage Pastor Jason E.’s schedule and assist with planning some off-site initiatives. 2. That’s a difficult question since I enjoy so many different types of music. My favorite Pandora station right now is Michael Buble. 3. I love water sports, travel and a good movie. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Sherry Riesterer
Ministry Assistant
sherryr@crosswayc.org

1. My role is to manage Pastor Jason E.’s schedule and assist with planning some off-site initiatives.
2. That’s a difficult question since I enjoy so many different types of music. My favorite Pandora station right now is Michael Buble.
3. I love water sports, travel and a good movie. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Jeff Smith Executive Pastor jeffs@crosswayc.org 1. I lead the operations of the church (finances, facility, HR, communication, office, and IT) as well as the First Impressions ministry, which includes greeting, security, parking and hospitality. 2. Right now I have my Mumford and Son’s channel playing on Pandora all the time! 3. My favorite thing to do is be outside in Wisconsin summers with my family.

Jeff Smith
Executive Pastor
jeffs@crosswayc.org

1. I lead the operations of the church (finances, facility, HR, communication, office, and IT) as well as the First Impressions ministry, which includes greeting, security, parking and hospitality.
2. Right now I have my Mumford and Son’s channel playing on Pandora all the time!
3. My favorite thing to do is be outside in Wisconsin summers with my family.

Ken Stenfors Chaplain kens@crosswayc.org 1.  My role is to visit and pray with people that are about to have surgery or are hospitalized. 2. “Creed” by Third Day is a favorite of mine. 3. In my spare moments, I really enjoy riding our motorcycle with my wife.

Ken Stenfors
Chaplain
kens@crosswayc.org

1.  My role is to visit and pray with people that are about to have surgery or are hospitalized.
2. “Creed” by Third Day is a favorite of mine.
3. In my spare moments, I really enjoy riding our motorcycle with my wife.

Jay Snow Creative Tech Coordinator jays@crosswayc.org 1. I create graphics, videos, print, media and serve on the CrossWay Planning Team; as well as oversee most tech from installation, to repairs. 2. Honestly, anything on my CrossWay Worship playlist is typically on repeat and changing weekly. 3.  In no particle order, my favorite things are: previously undiscovered scripture gems, camping, Chipotle, writing, photography, Chipotle, guitar/drums, Chipotle and grilling out with family and friends. Sometimes I like to visit Chipotle as well.

Jay Snow
Creative Tech Coordinator
jays@crosswayc.org

1. I create graphics, videos, print, media and serve on the CrossWay Planning Team; as well as oversee most tech from installation, to repairs.
2. Honestly, anything on my CrossWay Worship playlist is typically on repeat and changing weekly.
3.  In no particle order, my favorite things are: previously undiscovered scripture gems, camping, Chipotle, writing, photography, Chipotle, guitar/drums, Chipotle and grilling out with family and friends. Sometimes I like to visit Chipotle as well.

Ben Waldron Student Ministries Pastor benw@crosswayc.org 1. I strive to create environments and opportunities for 6-12th grade students where the life-changing message of Jesus Christ can come alive. 2. I love listening to “Can’t Get Away From A Good Time” by Logan Mize 3. Top three favorite things I love to do are fish, hunt, and golf!

Ben Waldron
Student Ministries Pastor
benw@crosswayc.org

1. I strive to create environments and opportunities for 6-12th grade students where the life-changing message of Jesus Christ can come alive.
2. I love listening to “Can’t Get Away From A Good Time” by Logan Mize
3. Top three favorite things I love to do are fish, hunt, and golf!