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MEET OUR STAFF

 

Rev. Mike and Lyn

REV. MIKE BOGGS

LEAD PASTOR

Pastor Mike was raised in Orrville, Ohio and completed his ministerial coursework through Global University.  He and his wife, Lyn, were added to the staff as Associate Pastors in February 2004.  Mike became ordained in April 2007, and then in August 2010, he was elected Lead Pastor of our fellowship.   Mike enjoys playing the guitar, and listening to music.  Lyn was also raised in Orrville, and earned an Associates Degree in Mechanical Technology from the University of Akron, a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Malone University, and a Masters Degree in Career and Technical Education from Kent State University. She is a co-leader of Crossroads’ Women’s Ministries, plays bass in the worship band, and she really enjoys music, art, hot tea, candles and all things Celtic.  They now live in Seville, Ohio and have a daughter, Ashley, and a son-in-law, Ryan.

Email: boggs@crossroadscreston.org

 
 

REV. GARRY MENKE  —  ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Pastor Garry was raised in Barberton, Ohio and attended the Cathedral of Tomorrow until he went on to Genesis Bible School in California.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Theology at Global University.  He has a Masters in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and also holds a Doctorate degree in Church Ministry from Faith Seminary.  Garry taught in Bible Schools while in Tonga, Moldova, Ukraine, and Bulgaria.  He and his wife, Sheryl came home from the mission field in 2008.  In August 2010, they joined the staff at Crossroads as Associate Pastors.  In his free time, Garry enjoys driving classic cars and going fishing.  Sheryl was raised in Wadsworth, Ohio and has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  She has her Masters in English with emphasis in TESOL and Linguistics from Missouri State University.  In her free time, Sheryl enjoys reading, taking walks, and swimming.  They now live in Wadsworth, Ohio, and have 2 daughters, Mary and Abbey (who is married to James and lives in Arizona).

Email:  menke@crossroadscreston.org

 

LisaLISA POSEY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Lisa was raised in Smithville, Ohio and graduated from the Wayne County Schools Career Center where she focused on office skills.  She joined the staff at Crossroads in April 2005 as the Administrative Assistant.  Lisa is also in charge of coordinating the Nursery and the church cleaning staff.  She enjoys gardening, reading, scrap-booking, and genealogy.  Lisa and her husband, Tom now reside in Seville, Ohio.  They have 2 children, Nathan and Lauren.

Email:  posey@crossroadscreston.org

 
 
 
 
 

RYAN BAKER

DIRECTOR OF IMAGING & TECHNICAL ARTS, WEBMASTER

Ryan was raised in Wadsworth, Ohio and is a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting.  He joined the staff in 2002 as the Technical Arts Director, then took on the roll of Imaging Director and Webmaster in 2010.  He enjoys all things media related, especially graphic design and typography.  Ryan now resides in Seville, Ohio with his wife Ashley.  They have a son, Liam.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TIM SMITH

LEAD IT

Tim was raised in Bluffton, Ohio.  He has three CompTIA IT certifications through Stark State College.  Tim joined our staff in 2009 as a Technical Arts Assistant; in 2014 he was made Lead IT while still filling in where he is needed in the Technical Arts department.  He enjoys photography, listening to music (especially movie soundtracks) and knot tying.  Tim currently lives in Creston, Ohio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AshleyASHLEY BAKER

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL MUSIC & CHOIR

Ashley was raised in Dalton, Ohio, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Akron. She joined the staff in 2004 by working in the nursery, teaching children’s church and playing drums in the worship band.  Later in 2010, she became the Director of Special Music and Choir.  Ashley currently sings on the worship team, and fills in as drummer and worship leader when needed. She enjoys singing, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Ashley currently resides in Seville, Ohio with her husband Ryan.  They have a son, Liam.

 
 
 
 
 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEADERS

 
 

GINA METZGER

Gina is a life-long resident of Wadsworth, Ohio.  She is a graduate of Wadsworth High School and its cosmetology program.  Gina has a love for God’s Word and a desire to minister and build up women of God to their full potential.  These God-given desires, along with her teaching abilities, have resulted in her leading over 20 Bible Studies and speaking at various women’s events.  She enjoys spending time in the Word, decorating, shoes, and spending time with her family.  Gina is married to her husband Doug and they have 2 children, Olivia and Gabe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyn Boggs

LYN BOGGS

Lyn is the wife of Pastor Mike.  She was raised in Orrville, and earned an Associates Degree in Mechanical Technology from the University of Akron, a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Malone University, and a Masters Degree in Career and Technical Education from Kent State University. Lyn and Pastor Mike were added to the staff in 2004 as Associate Pastors, and in 2010 he became Lead Pastor.  She has a strong passion for prayer and worship.  Lyn began the women’s ministries in 2010, and after teaming up with Gina, inHERitence Women’s Ministries was born.  Lyn also plays bass in the worship band, and really enjoys music, art, hot tea, candles, motorcycles and all things Celtic.  She and Pastor Mike have a daughter, Ashley and a son-in-law, Ryan.
 
 
 
 
 
 

FUSION LEADERS

 

DWANE & JEN BUCKINGHAM

became FUSION Youth leaders in September 2007.  They have 7 children: Tatiana, Isabella, Nathan, Elise, Gabriella, Noah, and Josie.
 
 
 
 
 
 

JOSH & JENNIFER MILLER

became FUSION Youth leaders in August 2011 as well.  They have a son, Reid, and a daughter, Sienna.
 
Email Josh or Jennifer: jmiller@crossroadscreston.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS

 

DWANE BUCKINGHAM

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JACK COWGARJack_01

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
 
2 Corinthians 5:17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RON HARTWIG

Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.

1 John 3:2

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tom PoseyTOM POSEY

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

1 John 4:7-9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JEREMY LARRISON Jeremy

 

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the Gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the Gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Joshua 24:15

 

 
 
 

TREASURER

 
 

JEREMY LARRISON Jeremy

 

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the Gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the Gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Joshua 24:15