CrossPoint Alliance Church is ultimately under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. Under His authority the congregation selects Elders to serve as the spiritual leaders of the church. They provide spiritual care and leadership both in a personal and corporate sense. The Senior Pastor serves as the chairman of the Elders and is accountable to them for his role. All other pastoral staff are elders equal to those chosen by the congregation.
Pastor David Yoder and his wife Natanya were married in 2002 and their children are Levi, Uri, Christian, Clare, William, and Angel. Pastor David’s life verse is Malachi 2:5-6. He has lived in the area 3 years and came to CrossPoint “through some marvelous circumstances, the Lord led my family to CrossPoint in Dec. 2018. We looked at this wonderful church and really felt the Lord leading us here. This church knows how to love children. This mattered to us. Additionally, we needed to be closer to my parents who live in Mansfield.”
“I like to work with wood in my spare time, of which I have virtually none! I’m anticipating a little more time opening up as the kids begin to launch into their respective callings.
Nathan was married to his lovely wife Maddie in 2022. Nathan has lived in the Greater Akron area his whole life. He is self-employed in addition to being on staff as CrossPoint’s Worship Leader. Nathan also leads our Digital Production (Tech team) and is involved in discipling others. In his spare time, Nathan likes to work and play with technology, sound equipment, and music. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and family.
Nathan’s life verse is James 1:19. He and Maddie began attending Crosspoint back in the spring of 2021, initially just to visit. “After a few months, my fiance (at the time) and I decided that God was calling us to CPAC and made the decision to attend and become members. Our favorite thing about CrossPoint was the sense of community and welcome that we received from everyone, young or old, staff or members, we felt belonging very quickly.”
Kerry Lawrence and her husband Keith have lived in the area for many years, but Kerry is originally from Belmont, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have been a part of CrossPoint for over 30 years. They have 2 adult children, Cory and Ashley, who also live in the Akron area, so she and Keith enjoy the blessing of spending plenty of time with family, including their delightful grandkids. Kerry also enjoys her involvement with the ESL ministry, and gardening in the summertime.
Levi Yoder has lived in the area four years and is currently a student at Kent State University. In addition to being our Youth Coordinator, he also plays violin on the Worship Team. In his spare time, “I like to exercise. Whether it’s running, playing sports, or weightlifting, it is always worth the time for me.”
Levi’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11. “I joined Crosspoint because of the very welcoming environment created by the people. You can truly see that they love you.”
Corryn & Robert Wright-Stasko were married in 1996, have lived in the area for about 16 years, and have 3 adult sons: Kristofer, Jared, & Quinn. In addition to serving as CrossPoint’s Administrative Assistant, Corryn is Prayer Ministry Leader, and enjoys baking and photography in her free time. “We were drawn to CrossPoint & the Christian and Missionary Alliance because the Great Commission is inherent in its name. We enjoyed how passionate they were about equipping people for Ministry and to ‘go and make disciples’.”
Tom and Jackie Brennan married in 1989 and have been members at Crosspoint for 25 years. Tom works as a consultant and aside from being an elder at our church he also serves on the board for the group Meeting God in Missions. His life verse is proverbs 4:23.
Tom also enjoys hiking, biking, golf, and spending time with his family, including his oldest son Ryan and daughter-in-law Sarah and their two children, his daughter Sarah, son Christopher and youngest son Daniel.
Joe and Janet Paul have been married since 1988 and have 3 adult children: Joe, Jordan, & Jenna. Joe Paul is an Elder at CrossPoint and began attending because it was a great place for the kids. Joe is an accountant, and his life verse is Proverbs 3:6.
In his spare time, Joe loves to be with his best friend, Janet. He also likes to be with friends and family, enjoy the outdoors, boating, reading, driving the speed limit in the Corvette, exercise, and otherwise relaxing.
Jerry Cowley and his wife Linda were married in 1991 and have two beautiful daughters, Madison 21 and Morgan 18. Jerry and his family have lived in the area since 1996. They began attending Crosspoint in 2006 after attending a short-term missions trip to the Dominican Republic, sponsored by the church. Jerry owns a painting contract business. He is an Elder at Crosspoint, is also on the Worship Team, and participates in a small group. Jerry enjoys walks with his wife and their dog, playing music, and golf.
Rick and Amy Noble were married in 1987 and have 3 adult children, Sarah Noble, Bethany (& Jacob) Zook, and Matthew (& Natalie) Noble. They also have a grandson, Oliver Zook. Rick and his family have lived in the area for 34 years. Rick is a Sr. Manager at an IT Company. In addition to being an Elder, Rick is also a Life Group leader and loves working to be a great husband and the best loving Dad and ‘Papa’. In his spare time, he also enjoys fishing, woodworking, and sports.
Rick’s life verse is Revelation 3:20. Rick loves CrossPoint because he enjoys “serving God by raising my family in a Christian atmosphere and responding to what God is inspiring me to do. So far God has opened doors for me to be a Deacon, Teach Sunday School, assist with 5 Day Clubs, Witness to the Community, and be a Life Group leader. God is not finished with me yet: Now I am an Elder!”
Matt and Natalie Noble were married in 2020, have been members at CrossPoint for several years, and have lived in this area all their lives. Matt works as an Automation Process Engineer and, in addition to being an Elder at our church, he plays drums on the Worship team, Disciples others, and is studying toward Ordination. He also enjoys hiking, spending quality time with his wife, discipling others, teaching God’s Word, and hanging out with friends and family!
His life verse is 1 Chronicles 29:11. He began attending CrossPoint when “I came to the end of myself, was grieved because of my sinfulness and knew I needed help. CrossPoint became a place of assurance and continued growth in God as He was drawing me to Himself.”