Our Team

Crossroads vision is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
God meets people wherever they are in their journey and so do we.

DOYLESTOWN CAMPUS TEAM

Jerry Butcher

Lead Pastor - Doylestown Campus

Jerry  is the founding pastor of Crossroads. Having grown up in NE Ohio, Jerry returned “home” in 1990 after college and a 10-year ministry in Dallas, TX. He felt God leading him into full-time ministry while attending college at Liberty University in Virginia. He laughs as he admits at that time, he was too quiet to lead in silent prayer. After 18 years of youth ministry, Jerry again felt the Lord’s leading to begin a church in the Doylestown area. In December of 1997, Crossroads was born as 28 people (most of whom were children) gathered for worship in the basement of Jerry’s home. More than 20 years later, Crossroads has grown into the church home for 750+ worshippers from 20 different surrounding towns/cities.

Jerry uses his wit and energy to convey the truth of the Bible. He loves to dream about the church, and he loves Sundays at Crossroads. In his spare time he enjoys his children, grilling out, and reading. Jerry and his wife, Melinda, have four grown children and three grandchildren. 

Melinda Butcher

Office Manager - Doylestown Campus

Melinda has been running the office at Crossroads since before there was an office at Crossroads!  Being married to the senior pastor since 1985, it was a natural position for her when the church began in their home.  With a business degree from Baylor University, Melinda takes care of our weekly bulletins, e-newsletters, scheduling of the building, and human resource issues.  She enjoys traveling and loves to spend time with her family.

Mike Rose

Pastor of Worship Arts - Doylestown Campus

Mike has been at Crossroads since March of 2010.  He leads our worship on Sundays, and is involved in many other ministries around the church.  Mike has been in full time ministry since 1990.  He has 8 adult children, 2 grandchildren, and is a big Cleveland sports fan.

Rebekah Hoerger

Ministry  Coordinator

Rebekah is a 2010 graduate of Liberty University where she studied Business Management and International Business.  She has joined our team after a couple years in the business world and feels blessed to be able to put her project management skills to work here at Crossroads. Her responsibility is to help lead and organize different areas of ministry around the church including the children’s department, GO: Serve, GroupLife, as well as our church-wide outreach events.

Nancy Rose

Curriculum  Coordinator - Doylestown Campus

Nancy joined the staff in September of 2012.  She was working as a volunteer in the ministry for over 2 years prior to that.   She has an education degree from Liberty University, and keeps busy leading the K3 and Break Away ministries. She has a great gift of teaching and does a great job with our children.  After all, she has 8 of her own!

Stephanie Shields

First Impressions Coordinator

Stephanie joined the staff in August 2013 and is overseeing our first impressions ministry.  She also heads up our online church data base and check in system.  Stephanie is from this area and has owned her own businesses since high school.  She is married to Todd and they have 2 grown sons and three grandchildren.  Stephanie loves meeting new people and helping them feel that Crossroads is “home.”

Stephen Rose

Youth Pastor - Doylestown Campus

Stephen is the Doylestown Campus Youth Pastor. He is graduating from Malone University will a 4.0 GPA and a dual degree in Pastoral and Youth Ministries. He and his new wife, Miranda are excited to lead the Crossroads Youth Department. 

Gerry Fraley

Pastoral Counselor - All Crossroads Campuses

Gerry joins our Crossroads Team as Pastoral Counselor.  Gerry grew up in Doylestown. He has served on the pastoral staff of churches in Youngstown and Wadsworth, Ohio. He was ordained into the pastoral ministry at LakePointe Church in Rockwall, TX.   He has a degree from Dallas Baptist University, BA in Pastoral Counseling.  He also completed his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amberton University, Dallas, TX.  Gerry has held down a successful corporate career, recently retiring from 3M in Medina, Ohio. Gerry and his wife Barb are the parents of one adult daughter, Melissa who lives in the Dayton, Ohio area with her husband Trent.  Gerry’s passion is to help hurting people experience the healing power of Jesus both personally and relationally.  - Romans 12:9-10

Denise Simpson

Design & Marketing  - All Crossroads Campuses

Denise has been a part of Crossroads since 2007. She and her husband, Erik serve on Creative Team and have five grown sons together. Denise is passionate about designing and marketing for Crossroads. She handles the app / website and all printed and digital materials to help others hear the good news of Jesus and accept them as their Savior.

WADSWORTH  CAMPUS TEAM

Jim Newton

Campus Pastor - Wadsworth Campus

Pastor Jim has served with his wife, Rita, for over 30 years. He is a gifted communicator and leader who is extremely passionate about sharing the truth of God's Word. Jim uses his spiritual gifts of teaching and preaching to train ministry leaders nationally and abroad.
Jim holds the degrees of B.S., M.Div, D. Min from Tennessee Temple University. His favorite verse says, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."

Edward Largent

Campus Pastor - Wadsworth Campus

Edward is a 2012 graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Mathematics. After spending six years in the business world, he felt called to ministry and earned a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the team as pastor of the Wadsworth Campus in 2018 and is excited to part of the Reimer Road merger. He enjoys reading, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Zack Humes

Youth Pastor - Wadsworth Campus

Zack and his wife, Hannah, were both raised in a Christian family right here in Wadsworth, Ohio. He professed his faith in Jesus at a young age and was baptized in 2013. Zack joined us in 2016 and brings energy and passion for ministry to the church. He is excited to have the chance to bring students closer to Jesus through relationship building and Bible teaching.
Zack holds a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Ministry Leadership from Grace College. He enjoys music, sports, motorcycles, and outdoor adventure activities like exploring old structures and ruins.

Tim Rose

Worship Leader - Wadsworth  Campus

Tim has been a part of Crossroads Worship for over ten years and is now leading the worship at the Wadsworth Campus. He is married to Taylor. 

Tracey Krska

Office Manager - Wadsworth Campus

Tracey is a 2012 graduate of University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in teaching and training. She has served as an instructional designer, marketing director, insurance agent, and BBB community trainer. She serves as office manager for the Wadsworth campus and supports digital publishing as well as participating with the Worship Team.

She’s been married to Steve for 40 years, and they both enjoy time with their three grown children and four grandchildren. Beyond family in her own time, Tracey sidelines as a book editor, writes coursework for a bank in NYC, and also enjoys writing and learning anything technology related.

BARBERTON CAMPUS TEAM

Josh Eatmon

Pastor - Barberton Campus 

Josh started his ministry at Crossroads in 2012 as the youth pastor of Junior High and High School ministry at the Doylestown Campus. He is launching our third campus in Barberton, where he is the lead pastor. Josh is married to Brooke and they have a daughter, Skye. Josh is a graduate of Liberty University where he studied Bible and Student Ministry.

Brooke Eatmon

Worship Leader - Barberton Campus

Brooke has been part of Crossroads since 2012, helping her husband Josh lead the Junior High and High School ministry at the Doylestown Campus as well as singing in the worship band. She is now the worship leader at the Barberton Campus of Crossroads. Josh and Brooke have a daughter, Skye. 

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