Jeff loves being the pastor of Cross Park Church. Jeff grew up in Conover, NC and attended UNC Chapel Hill and Reformed Theological Seminary. After working with Campus Crusade for Christ for several years and living overseas, Jeff and his wife Trish came to Charlotte in 2010 to start the process of planting Cross Park Church. Jeff and Trish have three girls: Caroline, Claire, and Julia.
Jordan grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and moved south for school, first to Elon University and later, Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. In between, he worked for several years in the business world. He and his wife, Evyn, have four young children. Jordan enjoys planting things in the ground, playing golf, reading with his kids, and as a former Catholic, cheering for Notre Dame football.
Patrick was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his undergraduate degree from Furman University where he met his wife Julia. They have 4 children: Anna, Gabrielle, Samantha, and Seth. He and Julia became members of Cross Park in 2012, wooed by the faithful preaching of God’s word and the love and fellowship of the body of Christ. Patrick works as an Internal Medicine Physician.
Tyre and his wife, Sunny, are both natives of Charlotte. They have three children: Jackson, Laurel, and Sam. Tyre earned degrees from UNC and Gordon-Conwell and worked in youth ministry and counseling before becoming a teacher. He has taught math to kids with learning disabilities at East Mecklenburg for the past 14 years. Before Cross Park, Sunny and Tyre were members at Uptown Church where he served as an elder. In his free time he enjoys gardening, brewing beer, watching the Tar Heels, coaching, and being a scout leader.
Bruce and his wife Mary have been part of Cross Park Church since the beginning. Bruce is the president of SIM USA, a global mission based in Charlotte, NC, with people serving in more than 65 countries. The Johnsons have lived in Charlotte since 1988 and have two grown sons. One of their sons was sent out by Cross Park to do missions in Asia, where he is currently serving. Their other son is a major in the U.S. Air Force. Mary is a gifted artist, and she is also engaged in ministry at Cross Park and also with SIM. Bruce relaxes by sailing on Lake Norman, and he loves to take people sailing (see feel free to ask him)!
Dan was born in Germany, but grew up in Silver Springs, MD. He studied economics at the University of Maryland, and has an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte, along with a number of financial licenses. He and his wife Christina have three sons: Luke, Mark, and Zack. Dan and Christina are foster parents, and they hope to enlarge their family through adoption soon. The Emmons have been at Cross Park since the beginning. The Chronicles of Narnia series was instrumental in Dan’s understanding of his need for a Savior. He has never ridden a horse, he pitched a line about teaching Sunday School and also did the worm on the night he met his wife, and he has been voted the coolest/dorkiest deacon four years running (but not really)!
Stephane is a native of Switzerland, but he spent most of his life in Richmond, VA before moving to Charlotte. He received his undergraduate degree at Grove City College and his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Currently, he works at RTS Charlotte as the Vice President of Administration, Advancement, and Alumni Relations. Aside from an obsession with Duke Basketball (much to the chagrin of his pastor and various other congregation members), he loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Kelly-Jane, and their daughter Sophie. Stephane also enjoys a good book or action movie.
Andy is a native Charlottean and is married to Ginny. They have two young sons, Evan and Sam. The Schmidt family has enjoyed being a part of Cross Park Church since it was planted. Andy is grateful for the opportunity to serve the church in tangible ways as a deacon. He received his undergraduate degree from Covenant College, and earned a Masters of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Andy works as an audit partner at Grant Thornton LLP.
Larry was raised in Virginia and lived in the Shenandoah Valley area until moving to Charlotte in 1999. Larry has been married to Wendy for over 30 years, and they have been members of Cross Park Church from its beginning. They have three grown sons – Andrew, Daniel, and Jared; two daughters-in-law; and one granddaughter. Larry has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from ODU and an MBA from the University of Virginia. He worked in various small business management positions, plus a four-year stint in the corporate world before he and Wendy started their own business in 2003 – Shank Building & Design Inc. Larry has been a deacon in the PCA for several years and enjoys using the gifts God has given him to serve the church.