OUR TEAM

PASTORAL TEAM

Pastor Pat serves as the Senior Pastor and began Crossroads Christian Church over 25 years ago when he, his wife Dorald and their three children were called to Buffalo, New York. Pastor Pat enjoys spending time with his wife Dorald and eight grandchildren. His passion is to connect those who are disconnected and insure that everyone knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

Pat Kleitz, Senior Pastor

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Pastor Bill has served at Crossroads for over 35 years. His ministries are focused on Pastoral Care areas such as nursing homes, mentoring, Hospice, hospital visits and leading small group Bible studies. He loves to serve the Lord by encouraging others in their walk with Jesus. Bill resides in Elma with his wife Karyl and is father to three adult sons.

Bill Pomerhn, Associate Pastor

Pastor Todd Kleitz has over 10 years experience working with and relating to teens and young adults. Todd has a BS in Physical Education from Houghton College and a MS in Administration from SUNY Brockport. Todd spent 6 years as an Assistant Basketball Coach and 4 years as Intramural Director at Houghton College. He serves as Youth Pastor and lives in Marilla with his wife Charity and their two sons.

Todd Kleitz, Youth Pastor

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OFFICE SUPPORT

Lisa came to Crossroads in 1999 in search of a church where she and her three children could learn and grow in biblical truths while serving. She took a part-time bookkeeping position at the church and a year later took a full-time Office Manager position. Lisa remarried in 2009 and enjoys traveling with her husband Adrian and spending time with family on weekends at their home in North Boston.

Lisa Zannin, Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

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Janice's family came to Crossroads in 2005 in search of strong youth program. Her background in administration was confirmed in Crossroad's ``Called to Serve`` course and after volunteering in the church office she joined the staff in 2008 as Communications Administrator. Janice resides in Marilla with her husband of 31 years, Tim. They are parents to Joshua (Shea), Emily (Chase), Sarah and Abigail and proud grandparents to Isaiah, Jada and Jonah.

Janice Mertzlufft, Communications Administrator/Graphic Design

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Freeda came to Crossroads in 2009 with her family in search of a child-friendly and family-focused church that offered opportunities to study the Bible after leaving her teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom. She joined our staff as Special Events Coordinator. Freeda holds a BS in Hospitality Administration and an MS in Secondary Social Studies Education. She resides in East Aurora with her husband Jeff and their two sons.

Freeda Dickhut, Connect Ministry Coordinator

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Mary and her husband came to Crossroads looking for a welcoming and family-oriented church that encouraged biblical/spiritual growth. She is a SUNY Buffalo graduate with a BS degree in Business Administration. After a successful 30-year career in the jewelry industry she was hired on at Crossroads' as bookkeeper. Mary and her husband of 38 years, Roger, reside in Alden. They have two children and two grandsons.

MARY ACHKAR, BOOKKEEPER

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Katie came to Crossroads in 2006 in search of a church with strong biblical teaching where she could grow and raise a family. She immediately felt at home and has been coming and serving ever since. Katie left her teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom, and began the Mom2Mom ministry at Crossroads. She joined our staff, managing our Social Media sites. Katie resides in Lancaster with her husband Tom and three children.

Katie Molfese, Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Wife of Pastor Pat, mother of three and grandmother of eight, Dorald oversees volunteer resources and is passionate about placing people in the ministry that God has purposed for them. She also oversees the Children’s Ministry at Crossroads and directs the annual Christmas children’s pageant. Dorald has a BA in English from SUNY Albany, and a MSA from Case Western University. She enjoys reading, studying God’s word, gardening and traveling with Pat.

Dorald Kleitz, Grades 6-8 Coordinator

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WORSHIP & TECH ARTS MINISTRY

Sarah came to Crossroads in 2003 where there were many opportunities to serve and she immediately started exploring her gifting in the church. She currently serves in the Children's Ministry, focusing on Nursery to Preschool aged children specifically. Sarah has no doubt God has called her to this ministry as she raises her young family. She resides in Lancaster with her husband Scott and their three children.

Sarah Hager, Worship & Creative Arts Coordinator

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Scott Hager, Sound & Tech Engineer

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SPROUTS PRESCHOOL MINISTRY

Emily is a 2013 graduate of Houghton College where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Inclusive Childhood Education (birth-6th grade) focusing on Special and General Education. Following graduation she traveled overseas to India where she taught Special Education for five months in the Bangalore region. Upon returning to the United States, Emily's home church of Crossroads was looking to start a preschool and ``Sprouts`` began in the Fall of 2014. Emily teaches the 4-year-old program and is reminded daily of the precious privilege she has working with children. She resides in East Aurora with her husband Bill and their two daughters.

Emily Marshall, Sprouts Administrator & Lead Teacher

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Meghan Rice, Lead Teacher

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Emily Grundtisch, Lead Teacher

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Working in children's ministry for over 10 years, Tressa has had the honor to be a part of Sprouts since the very beginning and is reminded every time she interacts with the children, just how precious life is. She also volunteers each summer during our VBS program, serving as skit director and memory verse leader. Tressa assists with the 4-year old program. She lives in Elma with her husband Marc and their four daughters.

Tressa Schneider, Teaching Assistant

Wendy and her family started attending Crossroads in 2011 and the church has been a great blessing in many parts of her life. She also helps with childcare for our Sunday nursery and Mom2Mom meetings. Wendy appreciates the privilege of working with the children, sharing stories of God and helping them improve their individual skill sets. She assists with the 3-year-old program. Wendy resides in West Seneca with her husband, Mike and their three children.

Wendy Laskowski, Teaching Assistant

Rose Graue, Teaching Assistant