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.
Will was born and reared in Greensboro, North Carolina, within a family forest of step, whole, and half-siblings. He had a great experience with both private and public schools. Later, he was thankful to attend and complete studies at both Erskine College and Reformed Theological Seminary. Husband to Nicole (a Charlotte native) and father to John Austin, Will is glad for their support as he gets to love Jesus by helping lead worship at Cross Park Church!
Erin was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management from Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, NC and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from SCAD – Savannah, GA. While she is not doing administrative work for Cross Park, she is wrangling her three small children at home. Erin is passionate about art, nonprofits, adoption and family. Erin and her husband, Jon, started attending Cross Park in late 2013. Jon and Erin have three kids: Amelia, Allen & Drew.
Missy grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, and moved to Charlotte in 1997 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She worked in catering, event and project management in the corporate world before retiring to have her first of 3 boys. Missy and her husband Stanton were a part of the church planting team that started Cross Park Church. She joined the staff as the church bookkeeper in July, 2017. When she can find spare time, Missy enjoys working in her yard, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Christina is the first-born in a family with six children, growing up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Middle Education, and genuinely loved teaching 7th Grade Math for five years. After having her first child, she became a tutor and later Cross Park’s first Nursery Coordinator. She and her husband Dan have three boys: Luke, Mark, and Zack. They are also registered foster parents and hope to add to their family through adoption someday. The Emmons have been at Cross Park since the beginning. Christina took voice lessons in high school, once had her face on a billboard, and starts every day with a cup of coffee, which she absolutely loves!
Katie and her husband, Brad, have been attending Cross Park since August of 2016. They have three little girls, Natalie (who has almost certainly introduced herself to you and has likely asked you for a piece of gum), Leah, and Emily.
Katie grew up in Virginia and is the middle of three girls. She is a stay at home mom for their three little girls and is really excited to use her time and gifts to serve the children’s ministry as Nursery coordinator. She hopes to get to know the kiddos and their parents more personally and hopes to help grow the volunteer base for nursery so that everyone has the opportunity to pour onto the precious, unique, and beautiful souls that the Lord has entrusted to our chirch.
Katie grew up on a dairy farm where she seldom helped with farm chores. She loves tea, cats, crafts, hand sanitizer, and Christmas. We hope that you will introduce yourself to her if you don’t already know her. She would love to meet you and learn more about you. And of course, she is interested to see how we can find a place for you to serve our church as a nursery volunteer.
Angel has been a member at Cross Park since moving to Charlotte two years ago to begin studying at RTS with her husband Johnathon. She was heavily involved in RUF at Winthrop where she graduated in 2014 and seved as the RUF intern at App State. And she has seen the Office more than a dozen times.
Johnathon Flippen works primarily with Cross Park’s Youth and Families ministry. He and Angel have been married since New Years Eve, 2015. Johnathon graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2014, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. In his spare time, he enjoys pretending to understand sports references, playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends, and going outside when Angel drags him there.
Tyler and his wife became members of Cross Park when it launched, shortly after they moved to Charlotte. Originally from Wilmington, he came to know Christ while studying the book of Romans during his senior year of high school. Since graduating college, he and his wife have served in various roles with campus ministry, focusing on evangelism in Charlotte and overseas. As an intern, his duties cover outreach and tutoring to the nearby Sharon Lakes neighborhood. In his free time he enjoys running and pretending that he knows how to do woodworking.
Clay is from Milwaukee, WI. God brought him to vital Christian faith during college after he renounced his nominal Christian beliefs in adolescence. He studied Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. After trying various things in this field, he determined that he was better suited to pastoral ministry. He was an active student leader at Campus Crusade at UWM and his local Baptist church, epikos. Currently, he serves as a pastoral intern here at Cross Park, and he studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, pursing an MDiv with an elective concentration in church planting. He hopes to partner with a PCA church-planting network back home in Wisconsin after graduation to plant and pastor Reformed, gospel-preaching churches there with his wife, Katie, and son, Gabriel.