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Nathan Andris
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Nathan Andris grew up on a thousand-acre farm in eastern Illinois where he learned a lot about the value of hard work, faith and family. A graduate of Lincoln Christian College, he felt God’s leading to settle in New Hampshire to help new churches in the area, while pursuing a teaching career in Mathematics. Crossway was the first church the Andris’ attended after arriving in New Hampshire. In July of 2011, Nathan joined the Crossway staff. He loves being outdoors and participating in most sports, especially a pick-up game of basketball. More than anything else, Nathan enjoys spending time with family. Nathan and Andrea have two children, Aidan and Braelyn.
 
 
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Abhijeet Lall
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Abhijeet was born and raised in Central India. He attended William Jessup University in Northern California where he earned his degree in Pastoral Ministry and met his wife Katie. Both Abhijeet and Katie served as missionaries in India after their marriage in 2012. In late 2015 they moved to America and shortly thereafter welcomed their daughter, Emma. They are now excited to welcome their second daughter, Ava, this summer. Abhijeet served in ministries in Arizona and Southern California before venturing to the Northeast. He loves to spend time with his family, travel, play and watch cricket, and eat good food - especially a medium-rare steak! Abhijeet has a great passion for preaching, missions, and reaching the lost for Christ.
 
 
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Magnes Lewis
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Magnes was born in Merrimack New Hampshire and lived in Derry New Hampshire until, at the age of 10, he moved to Westbrook Maine. After high school, he relocated south to Tennessee to attend Johnson University. Magnes graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Bible & Theology and Human Services (Counseling). Attending church his entire life, Magnes has a heart for New England ministry and is passionate about teaching and discipleship. He loves the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and Boston Red Sox. He enjoys, hiking, kayaking, all athletics, singing, playing bass and movies.
 
 
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Dave Smith
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Born in Chapel Hill NC and raised in Oak Ridge TN, Dave attended the University of Michigan on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. While stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Dave came to faith in Christ & was baptized at East 91st Street Christian Church. Feeling God’s call to full time ministry, he began seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois the same month he finished his 4-year army obligation. In the years since receiving his Master of Divinity, Dave has served with several churches & ministries in outreach, missions, church planting, church leadership & church development. Most notably, he is the church planter of Crossway and served as our senior minister for 5 years. Dave & his wife, Nancy, never lost their passion for the northeast and feel blessed beyond measure to return to serve with their church family at Crossway. They love spending time with their children – Katie & her husband Justin, Joshua & his wife Katie, and Amy. Dave also loves to spend time with God and others outdoors. He particularly loves the mountains.
 
 
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Adam Tomlinson
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Adam was born in central Illinois, but grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 2008 he attended Milligan College, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible, with emphases in Youth Ministry and Pastoral Ministry as well as minoring in Mathematics, Bible Greek, and Humanities. Adam is currently working on his Masters of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, TN. Adam is married to his childhood sweetheart, Lauren, whom he has known his entire life. They are the proud parents of a son, Nathanael, born January 21, 2015. Adam and Lauren came to New England June of 2014 as the Pond Campus Pastor. Currently he serves as the Milford Campus Pastor, a role he has had since July of 2017. Adam, Lauren, and Nathanael live just off the Oval in Milford.
 
 
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Jacob Albrecht
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Born in Portland, Oregon, Jacob’s family moved to East Tennessee in 2003. He called Tennessee home for 10 years before moving to New England in January, 2014. Jacob is a Milligan College graduate where he studied Bible, pastoral and youth ministry, and played tennis. Besides being an avid Oregon Ducks basketball and football fan, he also enjoys watching professional football. In his free time, Jacob loves playing board games with friends and spending quality time his wife Lauren, who he met at Milligan, and their daughter Adeline.
 
 
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Andrea Andris
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Andrea graduated from Lincoln Christian College in 2002 majoring in Elementary Education and Bible. One week later she married Nathan and they attended their first service at Crossway Christian Church in July of that same year. Although Andrea found great fulfillment in her past experience in the public schools and as an adjunct English professor at Southern New Hampshire University, she jumped at the chance to join the staff of CrossWay to contribute more fully to God's work in Nashua. Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her two children Aidan and Braelyn, reading and connecting in community.
 
 
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Ashley Bailey
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Ashley is a graduate from Southern New Hampshire University. Just two months after graduation she married Luke; they began regularly attending Crossway Christian Church in September 2016. Ashley and Luke will welcome their first child in June of 2018 and are excited to begin their family in New Hampshire where they both grew up. Ashley has always loved and worked with children, and was excited to join the Crossway staff in June of 2017. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, board games, and going on walks with Luke and their dog.
 
 
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Jimmi Knight
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Jimmi Knight has always had a passion for discipling, loving, and hanging out with students. After graduating from BIOLA University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Minor in Biblical and Theological Studies, Jimmi and her husband, David moved to New England from California in 2016. Jimmi considers it a privilege to be a part of the Crossway Staff and is stoked that Crossway has put such an emphasis on the next generation. When Jimmi isn’t working, she loves chilling with friends, playing extreme board games, doing pretty much anything athletic, and spending time at home with David and their kitten, Mayzi Grace. A fun fact about Jimmi is that if she had to choose between the mountains and the beach, she would choose the beach every time (more specifically, the beach on the west coast).
 
 
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Melissa Kosman
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Melissa was born and raised in Aurora IL. In 1992, she married Rob, the only man who laughed at her jokes and, in 1994, they began their grand adventure by moving to Massachusetts. After working in retail management for 20 years, Melissa took time off to start a family in 2002. For the last 4 years, she was a Community Event Manager for the American Cancer Society. She discovered a passion for serving in children’s ministry when the Kosman family moved back to Illinois in 2005. Soon after returning to Massachusetts in 2009, they made Crossway their church home, feeling called to serve when the Downtown campus was launched. Melissa, Rob and their two incredible children, Madeline & Mason, all volunteer in ministry across all three Crossway campuses. When not serving at Crossway or in her local community, Melissa enjoys pilates, yoga, running, hiking and Friday night pizza/movie night with her family.
 
 
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Debbie LaFrance
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Debbie attended Bible College in Maine and graduated in 1989 with a degree in Missions and Theology. After graduating, she itinerated throughout New England to raise funds and support for a 1-year missions trip to Paraguay, South America. In Paraguay, Debbie was heavily involved in rural church planting and children's ministry. While there she spent an extensive amount of time with children and also discovered her passion for photography. She returned to New Hampshire, married Rob in 1993, and has stayed active in children's ministries throughout the years. Debbie and Rob have two amazing daughters, Amanda and Nicole, and have been attending CrossWay since 2012. Debbie is the owner of Expressions Photography, enjoys photography, traveling and spending time with her family. She is excited to join the Crossway staff and to be part of the amazing children's ministry.
 
 
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Katrina Loff
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Katrina was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She, her husband Graham and son Hunter, made the cross country move to New Hampshire in August of 2016. Katrina has a Masters of Education in Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University. She is passionate about working with and serving others, event coordination and volunteer engagement. Katrina is a lover of all things crafty including scrapbooking, card making and personalized party decor. She also enjoys exploring the wonder of the outdoors and looks forward to many more adventures in New England. Before relocating, Crossway appeared on a Google search for local churches and, from the moment she and her family set foot into the church lobby, they knew they had found “home” and are blessed to be part of this Christ-centered community.
 
 
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Emily Rentz
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Emily is our amazing, creative Student Ministry Leadership Resident! Because she is soooo talented, she helps with social media & communication for ALL of Crossway. We keep her so busy, she just hasn't had time to submit a bio. Want to help her? Let us know something about Emily and maybe we'll include it here. Email us at office@crosswaycc.org with the subject "I Know Emily!"
 
 
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Lauren Albrecht
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Lauren was born and raised in Springboro, Ohio where she grew up surrounded by music, thanks to her parents who shared music with her from a young age. She graduated from Milligan College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and minors in Bible and Psychology. She met her husband, Jacob, at Milligan; they were married in June 2012. Lauren and Jacob moved to Nashua when Jacob was hired as the Student Pastor for Crossway - an opportunity they were both so excited to have! Lauren enjoyed serving on the Worship Arts Team for Crossway and was overjoyed with the opportunity to join the staff at the Milford Campus in February 2015. Lauren enjoys writing and listening to music, running, investing in relationships and reading books in her free time.
 
 
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Erin McWhirter
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Erin and her husband, Adam, have attended Crossway since 2003. College sweethearts, Erin & Adam met at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating together in 1998. Erin retired from her career as an airline pilot to be a full time mom to their daughters – Alex, Noelle and Megan. Erin brings her amazing vocal talents to Crossway, serving with the Worship Arts Team since 2005. She considers it a privilege and an honor to be part of the Crossway staff. Erin feeds her active, adventurous spirit with outdoor activities such as camping & hiking and by teaching several types of fitness classes.
 
 
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Logan Phillips
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Logan grew up in Salem, Illinois playing sports and loving music & singing. On the road to receiving his Bachelors in Worship Ministry from Lincoln Christian University, he served for three years as the part-time Worship Minister at Mt Pulaski Christian Church in Illinois. While at Lincoln, Logan met and fell in love with Victoria. They married in July 2016 and moved to New Hampshire in August 2016 for Logan’s semester-long internship with Crossway’s Worship Arts Ministry. Logan accepted the full time position as Worship Arts Pastor at the Pond Campus in January 2017. Logan & Victoria love Crossway and are excited to plant roots here. Among Logan’s favorite things are music, great coffee, golf when the New England weather permits, Chinese food, and spending time with family & friends. Logan enjoys meeting new people, so stop & introduce yourself anytime; he’d love to get to know you.
 
 
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Sindiso Mnisi Weeks
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Sindiso hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she grew up in a Pentecostal home and attended an Anglican girls’ school. It was while studying at the University of Cape Town that her own faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior took root. All her life she has sung in church (and at home, in the car, in the grocery store...really anywhere that the beat gets her) and, in being involved in three church plants since 2005, she developed a fervent heart for ministering through worship. A member of Crossway since August 2013, Sindiso is honored to serve as Worship Director at the Downtown Campus. When not leading worship, Sindiso works as a professor of public policy and human rights. She is married to Dan, whom she met in 2007 while involved in graduate student ministry in the United Kingdom where they both attended school. Sindiso and Dan are the grateful parents of twin toddlers who keep their hands full and their hearts fuller still.
 
 
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Gerald Butler
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In December 2007, Jerry and his wife, Jody, came to Crossway seeking a young, vibrant church focusing on the teachings of the Bible. The love & support Jerry received from his friends at Crossway during Jody's battle with cancer & after her passing inspired him to commit his future to working for God's kingdom. Jerry brings 40 years of experience in the computer & telecommunications industries, as well as 14 years as a consultant in business management & regulatory compliance, to his role. In addition, Jerry serves in First Impressions at the Pond Campus, co-leads a Small Group, and serves as a Small Group Coach. He has 4 wonderful children, 9 amazing grandchildren and 2 adorable great-grandchildren. Jerry remarried in 2015; he and his bride, Joyce, reside in Hollis, NH.
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A native South African, Riani graduated from the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein and taught high school accounting, business economics and typing in South Africa for 14 years. She and her husband Roan have two sons, Anthony and Stefan. The Martin family came to the United States in 2004, first living in Maryland for three years and then relocating to Nashua. Riani and Roan have been involved in ministry at Crossway since they began attending in 2011, most recently launching Crossway’s Archery Outreach Ministry. Riani has a passion for cooking, baking, and arts & crafts and loves sharing her talents with her family & friends.
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Having worked in real estate & finance for many years, Ann was the perfect choice to join the Crossway staff in 2011. She began attending Crossway in 2010 and feels she has grown in her faith in a huge way every year since. Ann serves on Crossway’s Board of Directors, and with the Milford Campus Leadership Team; she also leads the Hospitality Team for the Milford Campus, volunteers with the First Impressions Greeter Team, co-leads a small group, and has served with CrossWay’s Global Ministry Teams in Kenya & El Salvador. Ann and her husband, John, currently reside in Amherst, NH, but cherish their time at their home on Newfound Lake with their family. Together they have 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.
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Deb and her husband, Mike, have attended CrossWay since 1996. Prior to starting a family, Deb was an elementary school teacher & then a copy editor for a high tech firm. During her stay-at-home-mom years with her now grown children – Michael, Daniel & Rachel - she held a variety of volunteer & part-time positions before joining the staff at CrossWay in 2007. A native New Englander, Deb enjoys cheering for the Boston Bruins & the New England Patriots, watching great movies, getting lost in a good book, and spending time with family.
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Upon retiring from Northrop Grumman in Connecticut in 2008, Kim and his wife Julia moved to New Hampshire to be nearer to family. They have four married daughters and seven grandchildren. Kim and Julia began attending Crossway in 2008 and in 2009 Kim joined the staff as a volunteer facilities and maintenance person reporting to Pastor Ron. It should be noted that Kim grew up in Katonah, New York and continues to be a loyal Yankees and Giants fan despite Pastor Ron’s occasional needling. With the growth of Crossway and the addition of staff, Kim now reports to Nathan Andris. In his spare time Kim enjoys traveling, vegetable gardening and playing golf.
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Raised in northern New Jersey, Paul met his wife Gael in Boston while serving in the military. They established their home in New England where Paul worked at BTU Engineering as Quality Assurance Director/ Chief Quality Officer for 23 years. Paul felt led to full time ministry and joined the staff of Vision New England (formally The Evangelistic Association of New England). While on staff at Vision New England he served part time as Chaplain at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Eventually, Paul took a full time position with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center as Chaplain and on staff of the Behavioral Health Unit. In 2012, Paul retired from his full time position, but continues working part time as Chaplain. Paul & Gael have attended Crossway since it began in 1995, joyfully serving wherever they are called. Paul & Gael enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and four beautiful grandchildren. Paul can be reached at ministry50@myfairpoint.net
 
 
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Mike and his wife, Allyson, met while in college in Philadelphia, where they also married and started their family. Mike and Allyson have three children, Josh, Katie, and Luke. In 2008, the Felos moved to Merrimack, NH, and joined Crossway shortly afterward. Mike and Allyson are passionate about serving our middle and high schoolers through Student Ministry including leading middle school small groups in Milford. Mike works in the life science industry in Massachusetts, where he has held jobs in engineering and marketing. When not spending time with his family, Mike enjoys bicycling on-road and off-road, so let him know if you’re interested in joining for a ride.
 
 
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Mark and his wife Nancy grew up in the midwest but have lived in Nashua since 1988. They were excited to be at Crossway when it launched in 1995. Mark and Nancy are active in Kidsway: Downtown, as well as the Jobs for Life program. Mark has worked in Pharmaceutical R&D throughout his career and currently consults for a number of companies in the Boston area. Mark and Nancy enjoy spending time with their family - Michael & Casey, Nathan & Rachelle and Laura & Travis. In their spare time together, they like to travel or get outdoors - biking, swimming, snowshoeing and gardening.
 
 
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Raised in Texas, Andrew met his wife Rachel halfway around the world while singing and playing guitar on a street corner in Vienna, Austria. Members of Crossway since 2007 and parents to 7 children, they have served in KidsWay, in Student Ministry and in Small Groups. Professionally, Andrew helped build a financial education company both as an instructor working with clients as well as a senior executive working with leadership of the company. He is now an independent investor with his favorite job being that of ‘Daddy.’ His passion in ministry is helping people realize that the best reason to be a Christian is because it is true. 1 Peter 3:15
 
 
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Sam and his wife, Leonie, met through mutual friends from church in India, where they also married and started their family. After their marriage Sam had the opportunity to work in the USA and moved in1999, followed by Leonie in 2000. Sam and Leonie have one son, Joash. In 2012, the Shankars moved to Nashua NH, joining Crossway shortly afterward. Sam and Leonie have passions for Jesus and serving in Crossway ministries. Sam is employed with a cloud-based software company, where he works closely with various public sector departments of states and provinces from both US and Canada. Sam also travels for his work for few days in a month.
 
 
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